Hawaiian Steel Guitar Events
Aloha! - Thank you for your special interest in Hawaiian Steel Guitar Events
This web site is dedicated primarily to the promotion of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar and it's players by informing lovers of the most expressive musical instrument ever made, exactly where and when it can be enjoyed.
Many events are free, some of minimal costs. Where costs are substantial and known, they'll be highlighted in green.
Here's a fine site that is up to date on steel shows across the US and overseas - www.psga.org/pages/show.html
Hotels - Oahu
The Haleku'lani Hotel's 'House Without A Key' has been one of the premier spots to enjoy some of the best Hawaiian steel guitar at sunset with a beautiful Waikiki beach view, ever since the WWII era. 5:30-8:30pm Located on Waikiki beach at 2199 Kalia Rd. Ph. # 808-367-2343 www.halekulani.com Drinks / Dinner.
Sunday - Pa'ahana
Monday - Pa'ahana
Tuesday - ?
Wedensday - Wayne Shishido Trio
Thursday - Wayne Shishido Trio
Friday - The Hiram Olsen Trio w/Casey Olsen
Saturday - The Hiram Olsen Trio w/Casey Olsen _____________________________________
Waikiki Beach Marriott has Alan Akaka with The Keawe Ohana, Thursdays. www.marriottwaikiki.com 6:30-9pm 2552 Kalakaua Ave. Ph. # 808-922-6611 on the 3rd. fl. pool area stage Drinks / Dinner ________
Jeff Apaka fronts a fine group with Gary Aiko, Kaipo Ah Sing, and Scott Furushima, Sunday's 4-6pm at the Hilton Hawaiian Villiage's Tapa Bar - 949-4321 Drinks _______
Your host - Ron Whitfield
This site is often up-dated, and all input is welcomed.
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News and Announcements
Update on Bobby Ingano's latest release, Steel'n Love won the 2013 Hoku Award (Hawaiian Grammy) for Best Instrumental CD which he's respectfully donated to Honolulu's Shriner's Children's Hospital for their help when he was there as a child. Congrats to Bobby! _____
Pedal steeler Abe Levy fronts So. Cal's - Sunset Drifters GOOGLE for more info ___
Sad news to report: on 3/9/11 we lost the last steel playing member of the iconic Rogers family, Ronald Kanahele. Fondest Aloha to a fine and fun guy, whom we were fortunate to have had in our lives. _______
New CDs by Bobby Ingano - Steel'n Love' and Alan Akaka - Simply Steel are both now available. Each focus primarily on the sounds of the Hawaiian steel guitar and each of these fine multi-talented players did most of the instrumentation. To purchase Bobby's, contact www.steelnlove.com as it will not be sold in stores, and for Alan's, contact www.mele.com ________________________
The legendary Eddie Kamae, now 83, has launched a site dedicated to his historic band, The Son's Of Hawaii - www.sonsofhawaii.com __________________
Be sure to check out the debut CD by The De Lima Ohana, called Kupu A'e. They have a classic traditional sound that keeps them in good standing with the original composer's of the best old style Hawaiian music. Kapena De Lima is on steel, and one to watch.
Restaurants, Bars, & Clubs - Oahu
Alan Akaka @ www.dukeswaikiki.com Saturday's 7-9pm. Drinks / Dinner __________________________________
Honeys at Ko'olau - Ko'olau Golf Club - 45-000 Kionaole Rd., in Kaneohe, off of Kamehameha Hwy., below the Pali Lookout. Drinks / Dinner www.koolaugolfclub.com Koolau Serendaders w/ Derrick Mau, Friday's 6-9pm. Sunday's at 3:30-7pm. Paul Kim's Hawaiian Boy Crew, features Mike Kaawa on slack key guitar, Analu Aina on bass. _________
The Polynesian Cultural Center features Steve Cheney and son's Benjamin, Joseph, and Sam on steel during it's big ($$) evening show. www.polynesia.com ________________________________________________________________
Jeff Au Hoy joins singer / slack key guitarist Cyril Pahinui and Peter Moon Jr. on uke http://www.outrigger.com/events/oahu-waikiki/nightly-entertainment-kani-ka-pila-grille Wednesday 6-9pm. 2169 Kalia Rd. Drinks / Dinner Ph. - 808-923-3111 Afterwards, Jeff may sit in at the Imua Lounge 815B Keeaumoku St. til 10:30pm. 808-951-6555 Drinks ____________
Casey Olsen back's up hula at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center's outdoor stage, just off Kalakaua Ave. every Tuesday 6pm, Waikiki - Isaac Akuna is with Kuuipo Kumukahi at the same venue and time every Friday except the first Fridays of the month. THIS EVENT IS ON HOLD UNTIL A NEW STAGE AREA IS FINISHED. ______
Other Hawaiian islands, and shows of interest elsewhere
The Lost Pelican band www.myspace.com/thelostpelicanband
You may be lucky to be serenaded by Eddie Palmeira's trio at the airport.
Ed Punua plays Thursday at Waimea Brew Pub on Kauai 7-10pm w/ Uncle Ambrose Smith - ukulele, Gabby Martin - guitar, David Sproat - bass www.waimeabrewing.com ___________________________
The Old Lahaina Luau includes steel guitar in their live music presentations http://www.lahaina-family-vacation.com/old-lahaina-luau.html
The rest of the world...
The legendary steel great, Bobby Black, plays with a few bands and here is a Hawaiian troupe he is currently with http://www.kapalakiko.org/Kapalakiko/Front_Liners.html ____________
Ross Costa has gigs thruout So.Cal www.rosscosta.com __________________
Kay Das performs in the So. Cal areas, even the UK and Italy - www.facebook.com/kay.das.10 - www.kaydas.me ____________________
The Kaleo Naea Band with Bill Flores on steel has a site to keep you aware of their So. Cal events -www.myspace.com/kaleonaea __________________________