The lilting sounds of the Hawaiian steel guitar will carry through Waikiki Beach Walk this month with the annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Plaza Stage. Now in its fourth year, this popular program is presented by Outrigger Enterprises Group in its ongoing efforts to highlight and preserve the island culture and bring together legendary steel guitarists and students.
Leading the musical afternoon will be renowned Hawaiian steel guitarist, music teacher and director of Ke Kula Mele Hawaii -- Alan Akaka -- along with steel guitar masters Greg Sardinha, Casey Olsen, Bobby Ingano and Jeff Au Hoy. Joining these legends will be Timi Abrigo and the Abrigo `Ohana and students from Akaka‟s Ke Kula Mele Hawaii representing the next generation of steel guitarists.
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