The 4th Annual Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 1st and 2nd, 2019, at the Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach. This festival will be presented in the days preceding the annual Aloha Music Camp as an extension of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar experience that is offered at the camp. In addition to steel guitar performances by Hawaii steel guitar masters, the festival will include workshops, jam sessions where festival guests play along with the steel guitar masters, and Open Stage sessions where amateur and professional Hawaiian Steel Guitarists present their own programs to festival guests.
A pre-festival KIKA PILA jam session will be held at Keoki's Paradise in Poipu Beach Thursday evening, February 28, 2019, between 6PM and 9PM. Festival featured musicians and Next Generation steel guitarists and members of the Ke Kula Mele ensemble will be joined by guest performers for a fun evening. Click here for an area map.
The festival was presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) in association with the Ke Kula Mele Hawai'i School of Hawaiian Music, with grants and support from the Hawaii Tourism Authority's Community Enrichment Program (CEP) and from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts.