Dr. John W. Troutman, author of "Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music" will present a talk at 4:00 P.M. at Helumoa Hale at the Royal Grove. A reception and book signing will follow at 5:00-6:30 P.M.
The Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival will feature eight of Hawai'i's steel guitar masters and three Next Generation Hawaiian steel guitar players from the Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music. Morning and early afternoon performances will be hosted by celebrity personality Mele Apana and the late afternoon and evening performances will be hosted by celebrity personality Kimo Kahoano.
The following musical performances are scheduled to begin at 11 A.M. at the Royal Grove stage:
|11:00-11:30 A.M.||Ke Kula Mele Next Gen Students and Ensemble|
|11:45-12:30 P.M.||Alan Akaka|
|12:45-1:30 P.M.||Isaac Akuna|
|1:45-2:30 P.M.||Greg Sardinha|
|2:45-3:30 P.M.||Jeff Au Hoy|
|3:45-4:30 P.M.||Paul Kim|
|4:45-5:30 P.M.||Bobby Ingano||6:00-7:00 P.M.||Nightly Royal Hawaiian Center Hula Program|
|7:15-8:00 P.M.||Eddie Palama & Group|
|8:15-9:00 P.M.||Timi Abrigo & The Abrigo 'Ohana|
Next Generation steel guitar students of the Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music will perform for festival attendees' enjoyment.