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Program for the 10th Annual Festival - April 13-15, 2018 (tentative)

The program for the 2018 festival is still in the planning stages. Please check back for updates.

The Maui Steel Guitar Festival will feature school visitations, workshops, Friday and Saturday Open Stage sessions, and Friday and Saturday Ho'olaule'a programs featuring several of Hawai'i's steel guitar masters. Nightly kanikapila jam sessions will follow the evening programs. The festival program is currently in development. Please check back again for program details.

FRIDAY SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS The festival's educational component provides learning opportunities for local area schools. These educational presentations will be made by teams of festival steel guitar masters and are geared towards reintroducing the Hawaiian steel guitar to the younger generation and to get them interested in the instrument and its importance in Hawaiian music. If your school is interested in such a presentation and has not been contacted, please fill out the contact form to reserve your opportunity.

FRIDAY OPEN STAGE SESSIONS are performances by Hawaiian steel guitarists or bands with a Hawaiian Steel Guitar that are designed to showcase amateur or up and coming performers. Each performer or band will present a 30-minute program to festival attendees.

FRIDAY EVENING HO'OLAULE'A program will be hosted by a celebrity emcee. The Ho'olaule'a will showcase each of the Festival's featured performers in individual programs. The finale will feature all that evening's Ho'olaule'a steel guitarists playing together in a group kanikapila, round-robin style.

FRIDAY EVENING KANIKAPILA A public kanikapila jam session will be held following the evening program. Festival guests are invited to bring their instruments, amplifiers, and music stands as appropriate and play along Hawaiian-style with the steel guitar masters.

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS Musical and cultural workshops will showcase the Hawaiian steel guitar and Hawaiian cultural elements.

SATURDAY OPEN STAGE SESSIONS are performances by Hawaiian steel guitarists or bands with a Hawaiian Steel Guitar that are designed to showcase amateur or up and coming performers. Each performer or band will present a 30-minute program to festival attendees.

SATURDAY EVENING HO'OLAULE'A program will be hosted by a celebrity emcee. The Saturday Ho'olaule'a, different from Friday's program, will showcase more of the Festival's featured performers in individual programs.

SATURDAY EVENING KANIKAPILA A public kanikapila jam session will be held following the evening program. Festival guests are invited to bring their instruments, amplifiers, and music stands as appropriate and play along Hawaiian-style with the steel guitar masters.

SUNDAY BREAKFAST BUFFET ENTERTAINMENT Featured steel guitarists will provide entertainment during the hotel's Sunday breakfast buffet.

Festival Archives

The Festival Archives contains program information from previous festivals.

 
 
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