The program for the 2018 Waikiki Steel Guitar Week is still in the planning stages.
Waikiki Steel Guitar Week will feature nightly (Monday-Thursday) one-hour evening performances and Friday and Saturday Ho'olaule'a programs showcasing several of Hawai'i's steel guitar masters and artists. A vintage steel guitar exhibit will also be presented. Event details will be published as they become available. Please check back again for program details.
MONDAY - THURSDAY CONCERTS Nightly one-hour steel guitar performances featuring some of Hawaii's greatest steel guitarists will be presented on the Royal Grove Stage. A celebrity emcee will host each night's program.
FRIDAY - SATURDAY VINTAGE STEEL GUITAR EXHIBIT An exhibit of vintage steel guitars will be presented at the Royal Hawaiian Center's Helumoa Hale meeting room. Experts will be on hand to provide assistance and answer questions.
FRIDAY EVENING HO'OLAULE'A The Friday Ho'olaule'a will be hosted by a celebrity emcee, showcase several featured performers in individual programs, and will typically include vocals and hula.
SATURDAY EVENING HO'OLAULE'A The Saturday Ho'olaule'a will also be hosted by a celebrity emcee. Saturday's program will be different from Friday's program and present a different steel guitarist lineup.
OTHER EVENT ACTIVITIES including workshops, guest lectures, and student immersion programs are being considered.
The Festival Archives contains program information from previous Waikiki Steel Guitar Festivals.