The Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week, incorporating the Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival, is a week-long event celebrating Hawaiian music and the Hawaiian steel guitar. The annual event will be held at the Royal Hawaiian Center's Royal Grove stage during the week of July 11-16, 2022, immediately preceding the annual ‘Ukulele Festival Hawai‘i. The scheduling of the festival will provide opportunities for fans of either instrument to expand their music experience by participating in both events.
Monday through Thursday evening concerts will feature one-hour performances by different Hawaiian steel guitar artists and ensembles.
The 2022 Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival will be presented on Friday, July 15, 2022, from 4 PM to 6:30 PM.
The festival's Saturday ho‘olaule‘a performances will feature various Hawaiian steel guitar artists and bands in two performance segments. The first segment will be presented at 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM and the second segment will begin at 4:30 PM and run through 6 PM.
For those planning to attend in person, we want your experience to be safe and enjoyable. Please observe any health and safety protocols posted by the Royal Hawaiian Center. For the best experience possible, the Royal Hawaiian Center has established these protocols:
For those unable to attend the festival in person, the festival will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. See the Festival Facebook Page or the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Facebook Page or the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase YouTube Channel to access the livestream.
Two validated parking options are available from the Royal Hawaiian Center parking lot. Validations can be obtained at the Helumoa Hale convenience desk with appropriate receipts.