Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival

Open Stage

Open Stage performances were presented on Friday afternoon in the hotel's Chart Room.

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  • Hotel signage directing festival guests to the event location.
  • The Ke Kula Mele Hawaii ensemble. Front: Mālie Lyman, Tai and Joey Misailidis. Rear: Addison Ching, Larry Holu, Alexis Tolentino, Alan Akaka, Gale Warshawsky.
  • ʻʻKonabobʻʻ Stoffer with Larry Holu on bass.
  • ʻʻKonabobʻʻ Stoffer with backup musicians Larry Holu and Addison Ching.
  • Backup musicians Alan Akaka and Addison Ching.
  • ʻʻKonabobʻʻ Stoffer with Larry Holu, Alan Akaka, and Addison Ching.
  • The Ke Kula Mele Hawaii ensemble. Front: Mālie Lyman, Tai and Joey Misailidis. Rear: Addison Ching, Larry Holu, Alexis Tolentino, Alan Akaka, Gale Warshawsky.
  • Alexis Tolentino dancing hula.
  • Alexis Tolentino.
  • Joe Stewart with Roseann Ramos, Tom Lunnenberg, and Galen Blake.
  • Joe Stewart with Rosanne Ramos, Tom Lunnenberg, Galen Blake, Gale Warshawsky, and Stephanie Sundius.
  • Rosanne Ramos and Tom Lunnenberg.
  • Mark Alan Mendes, Shinichi Kakiuchi, Julie Hendriks, and Jeff Cook.
  • Jack Aldrich with Larry Holu.
  • Larry Holu provided backup bass for Jack Aldrich.
  • Alan Akaka and Addison Ching provided backup for Jack Aldrich.
  • Jack Aldrich.
  • Aaron Benolkin with Larry Holu.
  • Aaron Benolkin with Bobby Ingano, Larry Holu, Alan Akaka, and Addison Ching.
  • Addison Ching setting up with the Ke Kula Mele ensemble.
  • Steel guitar duet by Larry Holu and Addison Ching with the Ke Kula Mele ensemble: Mālie Lyman, Joey and Tai Misailidis, Alexis Tolentino, Alan Akaka and Gale Warshawsky.
  • Gale Warshawsky with Joey Misailidis, Alexis Tolentino, Mālie Lyman, Tai Misailidis, Alan Akaka, and Addison Ching.
  • Andrea Tolentino modeling the 2018 Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival T-shirt.
  • Jess Montgomery with Dennis Chun. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Andrea Tolentino and Sandy Sardinha at the open stage festival sales table. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Mark Alan Mendes with Tom Lunnenberg and Jeff Cook. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Joe Stewart and his musicians as seen through an iPhone video.
  • Joe Steweart as seen through the video camera preview screen.

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