Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Behind the Scenes 1

Photographs of musicians, staff, other personnel, places and things connected with the festival production.

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  • The festival information tent is going up.
  • Friday Open Stage guests.
  • Friday Open Stage guests.
  • Friday festival ho'olaulea guests.
  • Friday festival ho'olaulea guests.
  • Friday festival ho'olaulea guests at Jeff Au Hoy's performance.
  • Friday festival ho'olaulea guests.
  • Hotel restaurant guests include hotel Food and Beverage Director Tom Fairbanks, Senator Daniel Akaka, hula dancer Maile Keawe Bryan, and Mrs. Akaka.
  • Tom Fairbanks, Senator Daniel Akaka, hula dancer Maile Keawe Bryan, and Mrs. Akaka.
  • Saturday festival ho'olaulea guests included Wainani Kealoha with haku lei.
  • Saturday festival ho'olaulea guests at Greg Sardinha's performance.
  • Kumiko and Shinichi Kakiuchi, Dave Kolars (hidden), Kumiko's mother, Dr. Kris Oka, and Pūloku Hayes.
  • Shinichi Kakiiuchi, Dave Kolars, Shinichi's mother-in-law, Pūloku Hayes, and Kriis Oka.
  • Emcee Kathy Collins chats with Tom Fairbanks with steelradio.com's Michael Scott and Lana Rosselli in the background.
  • Steelradio.com's Michael Scott and Lana Rosselli at their festival broadcast position.
  • Ke Kula Mele Hawaii staff volunteer Andrea Tolentino with steel guitarist Alexis Tolentino.
  • Andrea and Alexis Tolentino.
  • Featured performers Jeff Au Hoy and Geri Valdriz at the steel guitar exhibit booth.
  • Featured steel guitarists Geri Valdriz and Bobby Ingano at the vintage steel guitar exhibit booth. Photo courtesy of Julie Hendriks.
  • Ke Kula Mele Hawaii staff volunteers and students Larry and Shirley Holu.
  • Featured steel guitarist Eddie Palama and Kaipo Asing.
  • Breakfast with the Keawe 'Ohana: Dad Eric Keawe, granddaughter Mālie Lyman, and daughter Pomaima'i Lyman.
  • Eric Keawe and Mālie and Pomaikaʻi Lyman.
  • Festival photographer Julie Hendriks.
  • Julie Hendriks.
  • Ke Kula Mele Hawaii getting ready for their performance. From left: Alexis Tolentino, Andrea Tolentino, Noriko Tomita, and Pūloku Hayes.
  • Black lei kukui is a uniform requirement! From left: Alexis Tolentino, Noriko Tomita, Andrea Tolentino, Pūloku Hayes, and Eriko Ukita.

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Photography by Addison Ching unless otherwise noted. All photos ©2015 by HIMELE.

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