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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.

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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.

Festival schedule

Our guest artist this year will be Ed Punua

Ed Punua studied with Barney Isaacs and has been performing on Kaua’i as well as in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Tahiti and the U.S. mainland.

Since the age of seven, his musical upbringing was encouraged and enhanced by performing in a Polynesian show with his family for the Victor Punua Polynesian Revue. It is there that he gained much experience with Polynesian music as a percussionist. Punua has instructional experience assisting his mother, Kumu Hula Ku’ulei Punua who taught the hula on Kauai for over forty years.

Ed was one of the featured steel guitarists in the 2012 Mele Mei Legends of Steel Concert in Waikiki and was a featured steel guitarist at the 3rd Annual Waikiki Guitar Festival in June, 2012, and most recently at the 2015 Maui Steel Guitar Festival. He was the featured guest at the 2013 Joliet (IL) Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association Festival and will now be this year’s honored guest in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

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

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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