One-hour evening concerts will be presented on the Royal Grove stage Monday-Thursday, July 9-12, during Waikiki Steel Guitar Week. The performances will start at 6 P.M. each evening. Harry B. Soria, Jr. will host the performances.
|Monday||Next Generation Steel Guitarists and Musicians|
|Thursday||Alan Akaka and The Islanders|
Friday and Saturday ho'olaule'a pageants begin at 5:30 on July 13 and 14. Each evening features five different Hawaiian steel guitar masters presenting programs featuring Hawaiian music and hula. Harry B. Soria, Jr. will host the pageants.
|5:30 PM||Next Generation Steel Guitarists|
|6:15 PM||Scott Furushima|
|7:00 PM||"Kamaka" Tom|
|7:45 PM||Ed Punua|
|8:30 PM||Abrigo 'Ohana|
|5:30 PM||Alexis Tolentino|
|6:15 PM||Steve Cheney|
|7:00 PM||Alan Akaka and The Islanders|
|7:45 PM||Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz|
|8:30 PM||Greg Sardinha|
Next Generation steel guiitar students of the Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music will perform for festival attendees' enjoyment.
An exhibit of vintage and contemporary steel guitars will be presented in the Royal Hawaiian Center's Helumola Hale exhibit room. The exhibit will be open Friday and Saturday. Experts will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the steel guitars.
Also in Halumoa Hale will be a steel guitar demonstration table, where festival guests can learn more about the Hawaiian steel guitar and have a hands-on experience under the guidance of a steel guitar specialist.
Honolulu City and County mayor Kirk Caldwell will issue a proclamation declaring the week of July 9-14, 2018, as Waikiki Steel Guitar Week. See the proclamation here.
The Waikiki Steel Guitar Week poster was designed by Addison Ching and features pictures of the master performers superimposed on a silhouette of a 1940 Rickenbacher Bakelite steel guitar. Click on the thumbnail for a larger view.