Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival

Ho‘olaule‘a 2

Saturday's Ho‘olaule‘a featured six steel guitarists and the Chieffess Kamakahelei Middle School Chorus and ‘Ukulele Band and Kapa‘a Middle School Choir and ‘Ukulele Band performing with NextGen steel guitarists. The Ho‘olaule‘a concluded with a finale featuring all steel guitarists playing at the same time.

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  • Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Chorus and 'Ukulele Band director Elias Gonzales gives last-minute instructions to the group before their performance.
  • NextGen steel guitarists Ethan Goore and Pono Fernandez performed with the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Chorus and 'Ukulele Band. Ethan's dad Natan Goore provided U-bass backup.
  • Elias Gonzales says a few words to festival guests.
  • Elias Gonzales.
  • Some of the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Chorus and 'Ukulele Band.
  • The band consisted of vocalists and 'ukulele players.
  • More band members.
  • The Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Chorus and Band.
  • Kumu Hula Vern Kauanui danced hula with the Chiefess band.
  • Featured steel guitarist Steve Cheney with Adam Asing, Kapono Lopes, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Featured steel guitarist Greg Sardinha.
  • Greg Sardinha with Adam Asing, Kapono Lopes, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Featured steel guitarist Alan Akaka with The Islanders.
  • The festival's ho'olaule'a drew a large crowd.
  • More festival guests.
  • Kumu Hula Auntie Manuiki Lono also danced.
  • Kaua'i entertainer Polei Palmeira also danced the hula.
  • Kaua'i Kumu Hula Vern Kauanui dancing the hula.
  • The finale all-star jam session featired all the steel guitarists performing at the same time. From left: Dave ''DK'' Kolars, Geronimo ''Geri'' Valdriz, Adam Asing, Steve Cheney, Alan Akaka, Kaipo Asing, Greg Sardinha, Kumu Hula Manuiki Lono, and Kapono Lopes.
  • Steve Cheney, Alan Akaka, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Kaipon Asing, Greg Sardinha, Kumu Hula Manuiki Lono, and Kapono Lopes.
  • Adam Asing and Steve Cheney.
  • Greg Sardinha and Kapono Lopes.
  • Greg Sardinha.
  • Adam Asing, Steve Cheney, and Alan Akaka.
  • Kapono Lopes.
  • Geri Valdriz.
  • Dave ''DK'' Kolars.

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