Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival

Behind the Scenes

Photos capturing some of the activity that goes on behind the scenes of the festival.

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  • The festival banner.
  • Breakfast stop before Friday school visitations.
  • Next Generation steel guitarists Mālie and Alexis sat in their own booth. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Festival day breakfast.
  • The festival staff planning the dayʻs eating activities. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Kountry Kitchen presents the bill in a unique way.
  • The festival musicians and producers.
  • From left: Greg Sardinha, Alan Akaka, Kilipaki Vaughan, Bobby Ingano, Geronimo Valdriz, Addison Ching, Ed Punua, and Eddie Palama.
  • Greg Sardinha's performance through a camera display.
  • Ron Tolentino tries his hand at a Banjolele at Scottyʻs Music House in Lihue. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Ron and the Banjolele. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Some of the festival guests at Ed Punuaʻs presentation. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Another audience photograph. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • A photographer shoots the photographer. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Alexis in one of her naughty moments - drinking Vanilla Creme Soda. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Sunrise on February 3, 2017.
  • Sunrise on February 4, 2017.
  • Sunrise on February 4, 2017
  • Sunrise on February 5, 2017.
  • Sunrise on February 5, 2017.
  • A canoe graces the lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach.
  • Tiki statuary at the hotel.
  • Art Deco lighting at the hotel.
  • Alexis Tolentino in one of her creative moments.
  • A Hawaiian Monk Seal visited the festival.
  • A sparrow enjoys the festival.
  • The festival sales were handled by Sandy Sardinha.
  • Joe Stewart and Dave ''DK' 'Kolars purchase festival mementos.
  • Festival survey staff Sharon Ching and Shirley Holu.
  • Eddie Palama.
  • Jeanne Holbrook Skybrook and Vickie Van Fechtmann getting their festival T-shirts.
  • Pomaika'i Lyman.
  • Heu'i Bandmann with emcee Billy DeCosta.
  • Kaipo Asing.
  • Bobby Ingano enjoying the open stage sessions.
  • Greg Sardinha and Geronimo Valdriz.

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Photography by Don Touchi ©2017 by Don Touchi Photos, unless otherwise noted. All photos ©2017 by HIMELE.

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