An influential instrument conceived in Hawai’i, the steel guitar transformed the sounds of modern-day country, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Honor the origins of Hawaii’s indigenous instruments at this complimentary music festival featuring interactive workshops, vintage steel guitar exhibits, live music and more.
- December 14 to 17, 2023
- Open to guests and the community
- Advanced reservations not required
A Beloved Community Event
Live entertainment, interactive exhibits, hands-on workshops and more.
From HāLani and Surf Shack to the Eva Parker Woods Cottage, celebrate the talents of Hawai’i Island’s artists through intimate acoustic sessions and large-scale concerts.
Steel Guitar Exhibit
A sensory experience for the curious, this exhibit showcases several vintage steel guitars that previously belonged to local masters. Pass through Hale ‘I’ike on your way to the beach, or linger to admire the instrument that altered the course of American music.
Introductions & Workshops
Pick up a new hobby or brush up on your steel guitar skills alongside seasoned steel guitarists. While the hands-on experiences are tailored to those who are unfamiliar with the steel guitar, workshops are designed to improve technique and provide a space for practice.
Calendar of Events
Open to guests and the community. Advanced reservations not required.
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