Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival at
Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort Part 1 - May 6, 2023

The 2023 Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival was held at two venues. The concert at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort was presented in two segments. The first segment featured Joseph Zayac, Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz, NextGen steel guitarists Makamae Lyu-Napoleon and Isabella Bertlemann, Kapono Lopes, and Alan Akaka. The second segment featured Greg Sardinha, Sebastian Mūller, NextGen Enosa Lyman, Mālie Lyman, NextGen steel guitarists Tai Misailidis and Joey Misailidis, and Bobby Ingano.

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  • Kaipo Asing on 'ukulele.
  • Bobby Ingano on backup steel guitar.
  • Featured steel guitarist Joseph Zayac.
  • Helene Woodward on upright bass.
  • Sebastian Mueller on backup guitar.
  • Bobby Ingano.
  • Kaipo, Joseph, Sebastian, and Helene.
  • Joseph Zayac on the Fender doubleneck steel with Sebastian Mueller.
  • Featured steel guitarist Geronimo ''Geri'' Valdriz.
  • Geri Valdriz with Kaipo Asing.
  • A view from the audience.
  • Geri with Kaipo, Joseph, and Helene.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Makamae Lyu-Napoleon.
  • Makamae with Bobby Ingano, Alan Akaka, Joseph Zayac, and Helene Woodward.
  • Joseph Zayac on backup guitar.
  • Makamae Lyu-Napoleon.
  • Alan Akaka on 'ukulele.
  • Bobby Ingano supporting the keiki on his steel guitar.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Isabella Bertelmann.
  • Isabella Bertelmann.
  • Isabella with Bobby Ingano. Alan Akaka, Joseph Zayac, and Helene Woodward.
  • Isabella with Alan Akaka.
  • Kapono Lopes with Kaipo Asing, Joseph Zayac, and Helene Woodward.
  • Kapono Lopes with Kaipo Asing.
  • Featured steel guitarist Kapono Lopes.
  • Makamae Lyu-Napoleon danced hula for Kapono.
  • Kapono with Kaipo, Joseph, and Helene.
  • Kapono with Kaipo.

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