Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival - July 16, 2022 Part 2

The 12th Annual Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival was held on Saturday, July 16, 2022. The morning session began at 11 AM and featured steel guitarists Greg Sardinha and Po‘okela, Kapono Lopes, Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz, Steve Cheney, Jeff Au Hoy. The afternoon session began at 4:00 and featured steel guitarists Paul Agar, Bobby Ingano, Kiyoshi "Lion" Kobayashi, and Alan Akaka. The event was livestreamed and featured Kimo Kahoano as emcee and hula by Kapuanani.

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  • Featured steel guitarist Bobby Ingano with Kaipo Asing.
  • Bobby Ingano with Joseph and Kaipo.
  • Helene Woodward, Joseph Zayac, Bobby Ingano, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Alan Akaka, Helene Woodward, Joseph Zayac, Bobby Ingano, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Featured steel guitarist Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi with Haruko Ozeki, Masako Wakamatsu, and Sakae Machida.
  • Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi.
  • Haruko Ozeki, Lion Kobayashi, Masako Wakamatsu, and Sakae Machida.
  • Featured steel guitarist Alan Akaka with Helene Woodward, Joseph Zayac, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Hula dancer Kapuanani Greene.
  • Kapuanani.
  • Kapuanani.
  • Kapuanani with Alan, Joseph, and Kaipo.
  • Alan Akaka and Kapuanani with some of the festival guests.
  • Helene, Joseph, and Alan.
  • Guest steel guitarist Nic Neufeld from Kansas City, MO.
  • Guest steel guitarist Al Greene, Jr. from Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi.
  • Alan, Helene, Joseph, Al Greene, Jr., and Kaipo.
  • Al Greene, Jr., showing off a Clinesmith 8-string frypan.
  • Guest steel guitarist NextGen Ethan Goore. Ethan will be a sophomore at Rice University.
  • Alan, Helene (hidden), Joseph, Ethan, and Kaipo.
  • Kimo dancing to ''Laupahoehoe Hula.''
  • Kimo Kahoano.
  • Alan, Ethan, and Kaipo.
  • Kimo, Helene, Joseph, Alan, Ethan, and Kaipo.
  • Kapuanani with Helene, Alan, Ethan, and Kaipo.
  • Kapuanani with Helene, Joseph, and Alan.
  • Kapuanani with Helene and Joseph.
  • Alan closes out the 4th Annual Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week and the 12th Annual Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival. Also in picture: Helene Woodward, Joseph Zayac, Ethan Goore, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Some festival participants and staff from left: Larry Holu, Nate Goore, Al Greene, Jr., Ethan Goore, Joseph Zayac, Helene Woodward, Alan Akaka, Kapuanani Greene, Nic Neufeld, Kaipo Asing, and Bobby Ingano.
  • Masako Wakamatsu, Haruko Ozeki, Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi, Alan Akaka, Sakae Machida, and Kapuanani Yumiko Greene.

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