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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at at Ka Makana Ali'i 2017 Poster

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i was presented on March 18, 2017. The afternoon program was held at the center's stage and featured performances by female Next Generation (keiki) steel guitar players Joel Masailidis (11) and Alexis Tolentino (18), and Hawaiian steel guitar masters Alan Akaka, Jeff Au Hoy, Bobby Ingano, and Greg Sardinha and Po'okela.

These festivals are presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) in association with the Ke Kula Mele Hawai'i School of Hawaiian Music.