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Welcome to our Website!

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association is a worldwide nonprofit organization promoting traditional Hawaiian music and the signature sound of Hawaiian steel guitar.

Our site contains information for people who wish to learn about and listen to the beautiful music of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar.

We welcome you and encourage you to explore!
We’re always looking for new friends and new HSGA members.

HSGA’s 33rd Annual Mainland Festival

Sept 19–21, 2019, Fort Collins, CO

Save the Date!   The 2019 HSGA Mainland Festival is scheduled for September 19-21 at the Hilton Hotel in Fort Collins.

Our guest artist this year will be John Ely who is a master steel player, incredible teacher  and editor for our quarterly newsletter.

We’ll have more details to come.

Room reservations at the Hilton can be made on line or you can call the Hilton directly at (970) 482-2626 and request the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association room block for our discounted rate (our group code is “AHG”).  

Festival registration can also be done through BrownPaperTickets – available soon, check back.

Spread the word and tell all of your friends.  We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in September.

Buy tickets here

The Waikiki Steel Guitar Week

“The Waikiki Steel Guitar Week”, incorporating the Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival, is a week-long event celebrating Hawaiian music and the Hawaiian steel guitar.

The annual event will be held at the Royal Hawaiian Center’s Royal Grove stage during the week of July 15-20, 2019. The scheduling of the festival provides opportunities for fans of either instrument to expand their music experience by participating in both events. Stay tuned for updates from Alan Akaka for the possibility of opening playing slots for HSGA members.

Ke Kula Mele Hawaii o Akaka
Alan Akaka & the Islanders

2018 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

Sept 27-29, 2018 • Fort Collins, Colorado
from Hawaii: Bobby Ingano and Alexis Tolentino

Yellow Roses

"Yellow Roses" HSGA Mainland Festival 2018 – Bobby Ingano, Jeff Au Hoy (bass/vocals), Joseph Zayac (guitar), Alexis Tolentino (2nd Steel Guitar), Al Nip (ukulele).

Posted by HSGA- Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

“Yellow Roses” HSGA 2018 Festival
Joseph Zayac, Jeff Au Hoy, Alexis Tolentino, Bobby Ingano, Al Nip

“China Dance Hula Studio – Ying Zhao and Miko Ho.”

More videos on the HSGA YouTube channel!

Read Pres. Frank Della-Penna’s festival summary and see some pix.


Frank Della-Penna – steel guitar
Danielle Areco – Hula, vocals

Recent Articles:

HSGA President 2018   Frank Della-Penna

10/5/2018   President’s Message

9/22/2018   Festival schedule

1/28/2019 New tune — “Deep Purple for Dobro & Steel” by Chuck Lettes”

3/17/2018   JERRY BYRD archive


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