The 7th annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival was held on April 24-26, 2015 with perfect weather accompanying the fabulous lineup of amateur and professional Hawaiian steel guitar players. The festival was also broadcast live in entirety on the Internet by steelradio.com to worldwide audiences in the 120,000-150,000 range. The Friday and Saturday night Ho'olaulea played to a packed venue with standing room only in the hotel's restaurant, outdoor cocktail areas, and supplemental outdoor areas set up especially for the festival.
The 2016 Maui Steel Guitar Festival will be held on April 15-17, 2016 at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Camp will again be held in the days immediately preceding the festival. The camp provides an opportunity for participants to learn all about and how to play the Hawaiian Steel Guitar (no experience required!) then enjoy the 3-day festival of Hawaiian Steel Guitar music.
A trifold brochure describing some of the 2015 festival's highlights will be available in the near future. This brochure will provide information about the festival's origin and purpose and describe some of the festival's educational outreach activities.