The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase™ presents livestreamed performances of your favorite steel guitar masters in live or prerecorded performances via the Internet. Livestreaming is available from this website and the Showcase's Facebook Page. Livestreams may also be available at alternate sites and/or may be shared by viewers.
Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday features two steel guitar masters in concert along with prerecorded videos of NextGen steel guitarists in a two-hour live program.
Some showcases include a Virtual Kanikapila where viewers can play along with Showcase musicians during the broadcast's third hour. Kanikapila songs will be selected from the "Blue Book" – He Mele Aloha, and the book's key will be used wherever possible.
The Livestream Kanikapila Showcase features two hours of live virtual kanikapila instead of steel guitar performances. Grab your favorite instrument and play along with the all-star band.
The Open Stage Showcase features prerecorded videos submitted by amateur and professional steel guitarists worldwide, performing selections of their choice. This provides an opportunity for steel guitarists to present their uncompensated performances for viewing by a worldwide audience. For further information, please see the Open Stage Showcase Page.
Festival Showcases feature livestream broadcasts of most in-person Steel Guitar Festival Ho‘olaule‘a programs.
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcases are presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE).
Beginning in 2022, funding for Showcases is provided in part by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Kūkulu Ola Program, administered by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.
Showcases from December, 2020 through June, 2022 are supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation for Culture and the Arts (SFCA), through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Additional Showcase support is provided by the Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation.