Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Saturday Ho‘olaule‘a

The Saturday main program was held at The Shops At Wailea's outdoor stage and featured seven steel guitarists and three NextGen steel guitarists. Host for the event was Monte McComber, Cultural Director for the Royal Hawaiian Center.

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  • The Shops At Wailea emcee Monte McComber.
  • Featured steel guitarist Greg Sardinha with Kaipo Asing, Joseph Zayac, and Helene Woodward.
  • Greg Sardinha and Joseph Zayac.
  • Kaipo Asing on backup ʻukulele.
  • Joseph Zayac on backup guitar.
  • Helene Woodward on upright bass.
  • Featured steel guitarist Joseph Zayac.
  • Joseph Zayac with Kaipo Asing, Alan Akaka, and Helene Woodward.
  • Featured NextGen steel guitarist Tai Misailidis.
  • Steel guitarist Bobby Ingano joined in with Tai.
  • Featured steel guitarist Joel Katz.
  • Joelʻs backup guitarist Kalena Foster.
  • Joelʻs backup ʻukulele player Preston Ako.
  • Joel Katz with Preston Ako on ukulele, Kalena Foster on guitar and Koakane Mattos on bass.
  • Joelʻs bass player Koakane Mattos.
  • Featured steel guitarist Konapiliahi Lau.
  • Kona Lau with Kema Kahawaii on slack key guitar and Nalu Robinson on electric bass.
  • Featured NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis.
  • Featured steel guitarist Geronimo ʻʻGeriʻʻ Valdriz and Verdine Kong on electric bass.
  • Geri Valdriz.
  • Geriʻs backup guitarist Kawika Kamai.
  • Donn Mitsuyuki on guitar.
  • Verdine Kong on electric bass.
  • Donn Mitsuyuki, Kawika Kamai, Geri Valdriz, and Verdine Kong.
  • Featured steel guitarist Bobby Ingano.
  • Bobby Ingano with Kaipo Asing, Joseph Zayac, and Helene Woodward.
  • Featured NextGen steel guitarist Mālie Lyman with Alan Akaka.
  • Hula dancer Kapuanani Greene provided hula for Mālie.
  • Mālieʻs mom Pomaikaʻi Keawe joined in Mālieʻs set.
  • Mālie Lyman and Alan Akaka.
  • Featured steel guitarist Alan Akaka.

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