Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival

Ho‘olaule‘a 1

The evening Festival Ho‘olaule‘a featured master steel guitarists from Kaua‘i, O'ahu, and Maui, and a proclamation from Kaua‘i Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr., proclaiming Friday and Saturday, February 3 and 4, 2017, as Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Appreciation Days. Kaua‘i's Billy DeCosta was the program emcee.

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  • Alan Akaka and Addison Ching with Kauaʻi Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr., and the proclamation designating February 3-4, 2017, as Kauaʻi Steel Guitar Appreciation Days.
  • Alexis Tolentino with members of the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School ‘Ukulele Band.
  • Alexis Tolentino with members of the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School ‘Ukulele Band.
  • Maliē Lyman with members of the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School ‘Ukulele Band.
  • Finale jam session with Kilipaki Vaughan, Ed Punua, Bobby Ingano, Geri Valdriz, Alan Akaka, and Eddie Palama.
  • Bobby Ingano, Alan Akaka, Eddie Palama, Greg Sardinha, and guitarist Kaipo Asing.
  • Kilipaki, Ed, Bobby, Kaipo, Geri, Greg, Alan, and Eddie.
  • Kilipaki Vaughan with the Waipa Serenaders.
  • Jen Waipa.
  • David Sproat on ʻukulele.
  • Nelson Armitage on the U-bass.
  • Steel guitarist Kilipaki Vaughan.
  • Hula by Mehana Vaighan.
  • Kilipaki Vaughan.
  • Steel guitarists Eddie Palama and Ed Punua in the Festival Store/Green Room booth with Sandy Sardinha.
  • Steel Guitarist Eddie Palama.
  • Bobby Ingano played backup ʻukulele for Eddie Palama.
  • Alan Akaka on U-bass for Eddie Palama.
  • Eddie Palama, Bobby Ingano, Alan Akaka, and Kaipo Asing.

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