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

Honolulu Waikiki 2015    

The 2015 Honolulu Convention was held Wednesday, April 29 - Thursday, April 30, 2015 in the Peacock Room of the Queen Kapi'olani Hotel. Visit our facebook page for great photos and videos, too!

On Friday, May 1, HSGA provided live steel guitar music at the annual Lei Day Festival in nearby Kapi'olani Park, as well as a free concert in the Public Library on Saturday, May 2.

View a Lei Day Event Flyer here and visit http://www.gohawaii.com/en/events/lei-day-celebration-88th-annual for more information about Lei Day.

Additionally, on Monday April 27, HSGA members were invited to attend the unveiling of the Joseph Kekuku statue. The luncheon cost is was not included in the convention fee. See this flyer for details.

Please feel free to contact Kamaka Tom for the latest information regarding this or future conventions. gktom007@yahoo.com; Tel: 808-392-4583 (Honolulu)



Schedule of Activities and Performances for the 2015 Convention

Joseph Kekuku Statue Unveiling | Polynesian Cultural Center Event
Monday
4/27, 11:00am-11:30am
Before the HSGA convention, on April 27th at 11:00am, the Polynesian Cultural Center will unveil the new Joseph Kekuku statue. Although this event is not part of the convention, we encourage all HSGA members to attend. There is an optional luncheon after the unveiling. Cost is not included in convention fee. See flyer here.

  

Below are photos from the event. The artist Leroy Transfield and his son Keali'i and their sculpture of Joseph Kekuku, and a photo of HSGA members and attendees. Click the photos to enlarge. Like our facebook page for more highlights of the 2015 Honolulu Waikiki Convention - including videos!!


2015 STAGE & EVENT SCHEDULE - DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE

HSGA Convention Wednesday 4/29, 8:30am - 3pm
Peacock Room, Queen Kapi'olani Hotel. Registration from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Live Hawaiian steel guitar combos on stage from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HSGA Convention Thursday 4/30, 8:30am - 3pm
Peacock Room, Queen Kapi'olani Hotel. Registration from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Live Hawaiian steel guitar combos on stage from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Honolulu Annual Lei Day Friday 5/1, 9am - 3pm
Selected HSGA performers on stage in concert across the street in Kapi'olani Park. Live music by HSGA from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 86th Annual Lei Day Festival goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Steel soloists need to sign up to perform; please contact Kamaka Tom to be scheduled.

View a Lei Day Event Flyer here and visit this website for more information about these events.

View these videos from HSGA's Lei Day 2012 Concert on Olelo.org
Video 1 | Video 2Video 3
and these videos from HSGA's Lei Day 2013 Concert on Olelo.org    
Video 1 | Video 2


Library Concert Saturday 5/2, 1pm-3pm
Live Hawaiian steel guitar mini-concert in the Waikiki-Kapahulu Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Open to the public, free admission. No meals provided by HSGA today. Nearby dining from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse "Ala Wai Cafe" and in the Kapahulu Business District.

Venues mentioned are within 5 city blocks of the Queen Kapi'olani. and are accessible by foot or public transportation.