Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is being canceled until further notice.
The Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is coming to Waikīkī in 2021!
The Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is a collaborative project between HIMELE and Japanese steel guitar planners to bring Japanese steel guitar players to Honolulu to showcase their talents. The Royal Hawaiian Center is providing the Royal Grove Stage and other support for this project.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, in-person festivals are canceled until further notice. HIMELE anticipates resuming live festivals in 2022. It is unknown at this time how the Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival might be incorporated into the Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week as previously planned.
For additional information or to sign up to perform at this festival, please contact Tadashi Arakawa or Masakatsu Suzuki. There is no participation fee.