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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  • Sunrise in Kapa'a.
  • Saturday morning sunrise in Kapa'a.
  • Larry Holu and Geronimo ''Geri'' Valdriz.
  • Alexis and Andrea Tolentino.
  • Ron Tolentino.
  • Vickie Van Fetchmann and another festival guest purchasing festival t-shirts.
  • Sunday's sunrise, or lack of it.
  • Dorrie and Buddy Lizama from Hawaiian Creative Video videographed the main program.
  • Alexis Tolentino checking for messages.
  • Andrea Tolentino snaps a photo. Videographer Dorrie Lizama is in the background.
  • Julie Hendriks snaps a photo.
  • Some of the festival performers arrived on Thursday. Front: Joey and Tai Misailidis and Mālie Lyman. Rear: Bobby Ingano and Pomaika'i Lyman.
  • First stop: Tip Top Cafe in Lihue for breakfast and a little local color.
  • Photographer Don Touchi gets ready to capture the moment of ordering. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • And he attacks. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Don Touchi getting the ladies from a different angle. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Some of the local color in Tip Top Cafe. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Don Touchi gives Alan Akaka, Addison Ching, and Dr. John Misailidis equal time.
  • Don has a strange effect on Sharon Ching and Bobby Ingano.
  • Joey and Mālie.
  • Tai Misailidis and Pomaikaʻi Lyman.
  • Rehearsing for the Open Stage are Larry Holu, Addison Ching, and steel guitarist Aaron Benolkin from Alaska.
  • Festival banner in the hotel lobby. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Impromptu lobby kanikapila at Sunday checkout time with Alan Akaka, Joey Misailidis, and Alexis Tolentino.
  • Alexis, Alan and Joey.
  • Ron and Alexis, and Andrea Tolentino and Alan Akaka.
  • Alexis, Ron, Julie Hendriks, and Andrea.
  • Robyn Kneubuhl, Alan Akaka, SooJean Misailidis, Joey Misailidis, and Alexis Tolentino.
  • Alan Akaka, Joey Misailidis, Alexis Tolentino, and Stephanie Sundius.
  • Robyn Kneubuhl from the Aloha Music Camp.
  • Robyn Kneubuhl.
  • Claire Kilcoyne, Alan Akaka, Joey and Tai, Alexis, and Stephanie Sundius.
  • Julie Hendriks with her ʻʻMango Mangoʻʻ ʻukulele shaped like a mango and made of mango wood.

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Photography by Don Touchi ©2018 by Don Touchi Photos, unless otherwise noted. All photos ©2018 by HIMELE.

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