Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Queen Ka'ahamanu Center 1

Photos of Sunday festival activities at Kahului's Queen Ka'ahamanu Center.

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  • Emcee Kathy Collins introduces steel guitarist Tadashi Arakawa.
  • Tadashi Arakawa was accompanied by Addison Ching, Alexis Tolentino, and Adam Asing.
  • Tadashi Arakawa.
  • Featured steel guitarist Alexis Tolentino, accompanied by Addison Ching, Bobby Ingano, Alan Akaka, and Adam Asing.
  • Alexis Tolentino.
  • Statue of Queen Kaʻahamanu at the center.
  • The Story of Hawaii Museum housed a vintage steel guitar exhibit curated by Geri Valdriz.
  • A 1935 National Cast steel guitar made of cast aluminum on display in the museum.
  • Limited edition 1936 Harmony Golden Jubilee steel guitar commissioned by Sears, Roebuck & Co. to commemorate their 50th year of business.
  • Kathy Collins introduces Mauii County Mayorʻs Executive Assistant Paul Douglas who presented the Mayoral Proclamation.
  • Dave ''DK'' Kolars with Bobby Ingano, Kaipo Asing, and Adam Asing.
  • Dave ''DK'' Kolars.
  • Daniel Tremblay demonstrates the steel guitar to a festival guest.
  • Alan Akaka with Geromino ''Geri'' and Verdine Kong.
  • Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi with Akemi Kimura, Haruko Ozeki, Masako Wakamatsu, and Toshitake Okano.
  • Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi.
  • Kathy Collins with Calvin ''KanakaCam@Yahoo'' Kuamo'o who videorecorded the entire concert.
  • Alan Akaka and Daniel Tremblay discuss the festival with a festival guest.
  • Kathy Collins with Lion Halau members Masako Wakamatsu, Akemi Kimura, Haruko Ozeki, and Toshitake Okano.
  • Geri Valdriz with Kawika Kamai, Rick Bissen, and Don Mitsuyuki.
  • Geronimo ''Geri'' Valdriz.
  • Ke Kula Mele Next Gen steel guitarists and musicians accompanied by Addison Ching and Alan Akaka.
  • Next Generation steel guitarist Pono Fernandez.
  • Next Generation U-bass player Tai Misailidis with Next Generation steel guitarist Joey Misailidis.

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