Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association... encouraging the study, teaching and performance of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar
Conventions!

 

Book Your Flight to Honolulu!

We are planning the 2017 Honolulu Convention for Sat April 29 – Monday, May 1.

Once again, the HSGA concert will take place in the Waikiki-Kapahulu Library from 1-3pm. HSGA expected to perform May 1st at the Annual Lei Festival from 10am to 3pm. Performers should email Kamaka Tom to be on the play schedule. No events are planned this year at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel due to renovations to the ballrooms and restaurant. However, a discount is being made available for guest rooms when booking. Mention HSGA when booking.

 


 

Save the date for Fort Collins ~ Sept 21–23, 2017

The 31st annual Mainland Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is scheduled for September 21-23, 2017.

The Guest of Honor will be Eddie Palama! The Ft. Collins Hilton is once again the venue for this not-to-be-missed celebration of Hawaiian Steel Guitar. Festival registration and hotel room info will be made available early in 2017.

 

Eddie Palama plays Honolulu I'm Coming Back Again (2015)

 


 

The 30th Annual HSGA Steel Guitar Festival was held
Sept. 22-24, 2016 at the Hilton Fort Collins, Colorado

 

???Special Guest Owana Kaʻōhelelani Salazar from Hawaii!

 

Once again we invited all Steel Guitar players and admirers alike to this annual gathering where members showcase their musicianship, teach each other, jam, and listen to world class Hawaiian Steel guitar.

 

Open to the public! Student discounts! Saturday Workshops & Luau!

 

This is the third year that the conference was held in Colorado at the Hilton Hotel in Fort Collins. Fort Collins is home of Colorado State University and the gateway to the northern Rocky Mountains. A beautiful backdrop for three days of musicianship, fun and steel! Saturday featured stage performances by our talented HSGA members all day, along with fabulous informative workshops (included in ticket price) and an evening luau! See the event flyer here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


The 29th Annual HSGA Steel Guitar Festival was held Oct 1-3, 2015 in Fort Collins, CO at the Hilton Fort Collins

 

???Special conference guest DUKE KALEOLANI CHING.... Also, back this year by popular demand is the Saturday night luau. Click here for all festival details.

 

For the past 28 years, HSGA has held an annual gathering where members showcase their musicianship, teach each other, jam, and listen to world class Hawaiian Steel guitar. The festival is open to the public. This is the second year that the conference will be held in Colorado at the Hilton Hotel in Fort Collins. Fort Collins is home of Colorado State University and the gateway to the northern Rocky Mountains. A beautiful backdrop for three days of musicianship, fun and steel!

Click here for festival details, including information on airport shuttles, festival cost and schedule.

 


 

 

2011 ConventionThe biennial HSGA Honolulu Waikiki Convention was held in conjunction with the Annual Lei Day Festival. April 29-30, 2015. See information about this year's convention here.

 

 

It's the experience of a lifetime, with hotel discounts at the Queen Kapiolani, and plenty of time to catch Hawaiian steel guitar around Waikiki and see the sights around O'ahu.

 

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The 28th Annual HSGA Steel Guitar Festival was held Oct 23-25, 2014 in Fort Collins, CO at the Hilton Fort Collins

 

Jeff Au HoySally Van MeterFeatured was special conference guest Jeff Au Hoy of Hawaii. New this year was a Saturday night steel concert featuring Jeff and Sally Van Meter of Loveland, Colorado. Click here for all festival details. By all accounts, it was a wonderful festival!

 

For the past 27 years, HSGA has held an annual gathering where members showcase their musicianship, teach each other, jam, and listen to world class Hawaiian Steel guitar. The festival is open to the public. This is the first year that the conference was held in Colorado - the venue was the Hilton Hotel. Fort Collins is home of Colorado State University and the gateway to the northern Rocky Mountains. A beautiful backdrop for three days of musicianship, fun and steel!

Click here for festival details, including information on airport shuttles, festival cost and schedule.

 


 

Ed PunuaThe Annual Joliet Convention was held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Joliet, IL October 3-5, 2013. CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS AND GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONVENTION. This was the 27th annual Joliet convention and the final year that the event will take place in Joliet. This year's honored guest was Ed Punua from Kauai (left). The HSGA again presented a number of teaching seminars for Hawaiian steel guitar and 'ukulele, including Ed Punua's master Hawaiian steel class, beginning and intermediate steel guitar seminars presented by HSGA experts, and Terry Truhart's beginning and intermediate 'ukulele. These seminars were open to anyone who pays the Saturday festival fee. If you are interested in Hawaiian music, or just the sound of steel guitar or 'ukulele, the Saturday seminars along with Steel Guitars in Concert all day long in the main convention room, provides ample opportunity to learn a new lick, ask questions, and enjoy the sounds of the steel guitar.