The 2022 Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week will feature Monday-Thursday 1-hour evening performances, the Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival on Friday, and the Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival on Saturday. Also featured will be a vintage steel guitar exhibit and a hands-on experience for event guests to learn more about the Hawaiian steel guitar.
|5:30 PM||NextGen Steel Guitarists (see below)|
|5:30 PM||Paul Agar|
|5:30 PM||Greg Sardinha and Po‘okela|
|5:30 PM||Alan Akaka and The Islanders|
The Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival will feature steel guitar artists and groups from Japan.
|4:00 PM||Matt Kobayashi|
|4:30 PM||Noriko and Shuji Tomita|
|5:15 PM||Lion Ladies Steel Guitar Ensemble|
|5:45 PM||Kiyoshi "Lion" Kobayashi|
The Saturday morning ho‘olaule‘a pageant will begin at 11:00 AM and the afternoon ho‘olaule‘a pageant will begin at 4:00 PM. Each program features different Hawaiian steel guitar masters presenting programs featuring Hawaiian music and hula. Emcee for both pageants is Kimo Kahoano, with hula provided by Kapuanani Greene.
|11:00 AM||Greg Sardinha and Po‘okela|
|11:40 AM||Kapono Lopes|
|12:20 PM||Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz|
|1:00 PM||Steve Cheney|
|1:40 PM||Jeff Au Hoy|
|4:00 PM||Paul Agar|
|4:35 PM||Bobby Ingano|
|5:15 PM||Kiyoshi "Lion" Kobayashi|
|5:55 PM||Alan Akaka and The Islanders|
Next Generation steel guiitar students of the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music will perform for festival attendees' enjoyment.
The Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week poster was designed by Addison Ching and features pictures of the master performers superimposed on a facsimile of a Rickenbacher Bakelite steel guitar. Click on the thumbnail for a larger view.
The Festival Archives contains program information from previous Waikīkī Steel Guitar Weeks and Festivals.
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Kona Steel Guitar Festival