Waikiki Steel Guitar Week

Behind the Scenes

Photos of festival guests, staff, and other non-performance moments.

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  • Featured artists Gary Aiko and Greg Sardinha. Also in the picture: Kaipo Asing and Alan Akaka.
  • Ke Kula Mele Hawaii Ensemble Player Larry Holu and Ke Kula Mele steel guitar student Pūloku Hayes from Los Angeles.
  • Featured steel guitarists Greg Sardinha and Bobby Ingano.
  • Greg Sardinha with Aoka Love.
  • Bryan Tolentino, Aoka Love, Mālie Lyman, Pomaika'i Lyman, Addison Ching, and L. Halehaku Seabury.
  • Featured steel guitarist Mark Prucha's family from Naperville, IL. Sister Melissa (with camera), mother Rosemary (with iPad) and father Frank.
  • Featured steel guitarists Mark Prucha and Alan Akaka.
  • Ke Kula Mele Hawaii Ensemble bass players Larry Holu, Steve Kawachi and Lance Hylander.
  • Featured steel guitarists Ho'oulu Cabrinha and Alan Akaka.
  • Bryan Tolentino and Bobby Ingano.
  • Pūloku Hayes and Alan Akaka.
  • A wedded couple also enjoyed the festival.
  • Mālie Lyman getting ready for her performance.
  • Bryan Tolentino, Ronald Tolentino, Alexis Tolentino, and Bobby Ingano.
  • Greg Sardinha and Jeff Au Hoy.
  • Steve Kawachi and Lance Hylander.
  • Bryan Tolentino, Aoka Love, and Pomaika'i Lyman.
  • Shirley Holu and Lance Hylander.
  • Halehaku Seabury and featured steel guitarist Jeff Au Hoy.
  • Bobby Ingano, Luana Maitland, Conchita Malaqui (Waikiki Beach Walk GM), Greg Sardinha, and Ho'oulu Cabrinha.
  • Greg Sardinha and Mark Prucha.
  • Greg Sardinha, Miwa McNeil, and Luana Maitland.
  • Ke Kula Mele Hawaii Ensemble players Lehua and Noah.
  • Halehaku Seabury.
  • Ke Kula Mele Hawaii keiki Santos.
  • Larry Holu, Steve Kawachi, and Lance Hylander.
  • Steve Kawachi and Lance Hylander.
  • ʻOhana Lyman relaxing and enjoying the festival.
  • The jam session finale players. Other featured players left before the jam session started. From left: Kaipo Asing, Hale Seabury, Mark Prucha, Jeff Au Hoy, Bobby Ingano, Alan Akaka, and Gary Aiko.
  • Kaipo Asing, Hale Seabury, Mark Prucha, Jeff Au Hoy, Bobby Ingano, Alan Akaka, and Gary Aiko.
  • A wide angle view of the festival venue. The steel guitar exhibit tent is on the left.

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