The Lion Ladies Steel Guitar Ensemble is a group of female steel guitar students of Kiyoshi "Lion" Kobayashi. Some have appeared in previous Maui festivals.
The steel guitar ensemble comprises Masako Wakamatsu, Yoko Tanaka, Akiko Watanabe, and Sakae Machida.
Due to travel difficulties, some members of the ensemble were not able to participate in this year's festival. The ensemble performers are Haruko Ozeki, Masako Wakamatsu, and Sakae Machida.