Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Saturday Open Stage

Saturday's Open Stage performances began on the outdoor stage but were forced to relocate to the 'Ohana Room due to severe rain. Relocation of sound and lighting equipment and the SteelRadio.com broadcast position required approximately two hours, causing a delay, abbreviation, and in some cases, cancellation of some open stage performances. An impromptu kanikapila developed in the hotel's lobby during the delay.

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  • Chuck Hughes from Denver, Colorado.
  • Chuck Hughes.
  • Shinichi and Kumiko Kakiuchi with Alexis Tolentino and Bobby Ingano as backup musicians.
  • Shinichi Kakiuchi.
  • Kumiko Kakiuchi.
  • Bobby Ingano.
  • Alexis Tolentino.
  • Hideko Kobayashi.
  • Tadashi Arakawa provided backup guitar for Hideko Kobayashi.
  • Hideko Kobayashi.
  • Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi with Lion Halau.
  • Lion Kobayashi.
  • Lion Halau.
  • Yokohama Bay Breeze led by Yoshiyuki Endo (left.)
  • Yokohama Bay Breeze.
  • Yokohama Bay Breeze with Yoshiyuki Endo on steel guitar.
  • Yoshiyuki Endo.
  • Joel Katz with Univerisity of Hawaii-Maui College Institute of Hawaiian Music steel guitar students.
  • Univerisity of Hawaii-Maui College Institute of Hawaiian Music steel guitar students led by Joel Katz.
  • Joel Katz.
  • Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music leader Kumu Alan Akaka.
  • Steel guitar student Noriko Tomita.
  • lan Akaka, Gale Warshawsky, and Joey and Tai Misailidis.
  • Shirley Holu, Addison Ching, Alan Akaka, and Gale Warshawsky.
  • Larry Holu.
  • Noriko Tomita on the steel guitar while husband Shuji Tomita sings ''Blue Lei.''
  • Alexis Tolentino, Gale Warshawsky, and Joey Misailidis.
  • Alan Akaka, Alexis Tolentino, and Gale Warshawsky.
  • Alexis Tolentino.
  • Tai and Joey Misailidis.
  • Ronald Tolentino.
  • Larry Holu.
  • Tai and Joey Misailidis.

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