Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is being canceled and will be rescheduled for 2021.
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.
The festival will be a one-day event held in 2021. While the 2020 festival was planned to be incorporated into the 2020 Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week, event planners have not yet decided when to present the 2021 festival or if it should be incorporated info the 2021 Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week.
For additional information or to sign up to perform at this festival, please contact Tadashi Arakawa or Masakatsu Suzuki. There is no participation fee.