The 2nd Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Week will culminate in the 9th Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival on Friday and Saturday evenings. The 2018 lineup features popular Hawaiian Steel Guitar masters along with Next Generation steel guitar students of the Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music. This year's featured steel guitar masters and artists include the Abrigo Ohana, Alan Akaka and The Islanders, Steve Cheney, Scott Furushima, Ed Punua, Greg Sardinha, Alexis Tolentino, "Kamaka" Tom, and Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz in individual programs of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music and dance.
Ke Kula Mele Hawaii Next Generation steel guitar students Pono Fernandez (12), Joey Misailidis (13), Malie Lyman (14) and Next Generation musician Tai Misailidis (10) will also perform, accompanied by Alan Akaka and Addison Ching on guitars.
Waikiki Steel Guitar Week is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Royal Hawaiian Center parking garage. Standard parking rates apply with validated parking available with $10 purchase from any center merchant.