The Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is coming to Waikīkī in the fall of 2020!
The Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is a collaborative project between HIMELE and Japanese steel guitar planners to bring Japanese steel guitar players to Honolulu to showcase their talents. The Royal Hawaiian Center is providing the Royal Grove Stage and other support for this project.
The festival will be presented biennially, in even-numbered years, alternating with the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association - Japan Chapter's biennial convention that is held in Japan in odd-numbered years.
Among the expected participants in 2020 are Japanese steel guitarists and steel guitar groups Kanika Pila, Anegogumi, Shinichi Kakiuchi, and Noriko Tomita. Also expected are some younger Japanese players.
For additional information or to sign up to perform at this festival, please contact Tadashi Arakawa or Masakatsu Suzuki. There is no participation fee.
Please check back for festival details as they become available.