Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Saturday Ho'olaule'a

The Saturday evening ho'olaule'a pageant featured steel guitarists Joel Katz, Greg Sardinha, Japan group Makana, Patti Maxine, Bobby Ingano, and Kiyoshi "Lion" Kobayashi. The pageant was moved indoors to the hotel's 'Ohana Room due to inclement weather.

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  • Co-emcees Kathy Collins and Kimo Kahoano.
  • Featured steel guitarist Joel Katz.
  • Joel Katz with Gary Aiko, Alan Akaka, Greg Sardinha, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Hula by Alexis Tolentino.
  • Featured steel guitarist Greg Sardinha.
  • Hula by Leilani Kahoano.
  • Makana from Tokyo, Japan.
  • Makana steel guitarist Akiko Watanabe.
  • Makana 'ukulele player Kikuchi.
  • Makana 'ukulele player Konno.
  • Makana guitar player Ishii.
  • Makana 'ukulele player Noriko Otani.
  • Makana guitar player Shige Nimura.
  • Makana bassist and lead vocalist Masami Sato.
  • Masami Sato.
  • Featured steel guitarist Patti Maxine.
  • Patti Maxine.
  • Patti Maxine with Gary Aiko, Alan Akaka, Greg Sardinha, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Kimo and Kathy cutting the rug.
  • Featured steel guitarist Bobby Ingano.
  • Featured steel guitarist Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi.
  • Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi with Shige Nimura and Tetsuya Ishiyama.

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