One-hour evening concerts will be presented on the Royal Grove stage Monday-Thursday, July 10-13, during Waikiki Steel Guitar Week. The performances will start at 6 P.M. each evening. Harry B. Soria, Jr. will host the performances.
|Monday||Ke Kula Mele Next Generation Steel Guitarists and Ensemble|
|Tuesday||Greg Sardinha and Po'okela|
|Wednesday||Casey Olsen Trio|
|Thursday||Alan Akaka and The Islanders|
Friday and Saturday ho'olaule'a pageants begin at 5:30 each evening. Each evening features five different Hawaiian steel guitar masters will present programs featuring Hawaiian music and hula. Harry B. Soria, Jr. and Kimo Kahoano will host the pageants.
|5:30 PM||Alexis Tolentino|
|6:15 PM||Steve Cheney|
|7:00 PM||Wayne Shishido|
|7:45 PM||Geronimo Valdriz|
|8:30 PM||Bobby Ingano|
|5:30 PM||Alan Akaka and The Islanders|
|6:15 PM||Paul Kim|
|7:00 PM||Eddie Palama|
|7:45 PM||Bobby Ingano|
|8:30 PM||Greg Sardinha and Po'okela|
Next Generation steel guiitar students of the Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music will perform for festival attendees' enjoyment.
An exhibit of vintage and contemporary steel guitars will be presented in the Royal Hawaiian Center's Helumola Hale exhibit room. The exhibit will be open Friday and Saturday. Experts will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the steel guitars.
Honolulu City and County mayor Kirk Caldwell has issued a proclamation declaring the week of July 9-15, 2017, as Hawaiian Steel Guitar Appreciation Week. See the proclamation here.