November 10-12 the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows will be hosting the Hawai'i Steel Guitar Festival. The festival is a project of the Hawaii Institute of Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) and will feature many prominent Hawaiian musicians. This is a free event and worth checking out if you are on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
For more information please visit the event's page or follow the event on Facebook
The annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival is just around the corner. Greg Sardinha will be one of the performers. As in the past the festival will be held at Kaanapali Beach Hotel in beautiful Lahaina Maui and is free to the public.
Who doesn't love live music? Especially after a long day of work or activity. That Pau Hana time is classic Hawaii so here are some venues you are able to catch Greg Sardinha and a few of his friends playing some of those solid Hawaiian tunes!
- Greg Sardinha (and friends) at Big City Diner-Kailua: now performing every 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. This month you can catch them on January 9th and 23rd from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Hibiscus Club on Ward Avenue-This month on January 15th and January 22nd 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Summer is winding down but the fun is just beginning! There are some ongoing gigs and some special events that Greg will be playing at.
*Honolulu International Airport
Monday - Friday
8am - 12pm.
If you are flying into Hawaii keep an eye out for group. Hawaiian music and hula dancers; what a great way to welcome you.
*Honolulu Country Club
11:30am - 1:30pm
*Halekulani Hotel - House Without A Key
5:30pm - 830pm
Hawaiian music on the beach! What more could you ask for for a pau hana cocktail.
Aug 7-Whirlpool new product show. At Honolulu Country club. 430 to 730...Private Event
Aug 8-Big City Diner, Kailua 830pm - 11pm with Local Folk....weather permitting
Aug 9-Gabby Concert in Waimanalo. Kailua Bay Buddies will be backing Greg up.
approx. stage time at 2pm. Also, Greg And Gordon Frietas. will be taking the stage at approx. 4pm
Aug 15- Greg with Local folk at HCC golf Tournament. 9 to 11pm....Private Event
Aug 18-Turtle Bay Resort Luau show. 530pm - 730pm
Aug 24-Brunch Gig at Oahu Country Club. 1130 - 130...Private Event
Aug 30-Live on the Radio with Steve Stoddard at Hawaii Public Radio. 10pm - 12pm
Sept 12-Big City Diner with Local Folk. 830pm - 11pm
Sept 24-Manoa Theater with Hot Club of Hulaville. Time: TBA
*Blog will be updated as events near
This Saturday, July 19, 2014 Waikiki Beach Walk will be playing host to the annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival. The festival brings in both legendary steel guitar entertainers as well as the next generation of up-and-comers. Come down, bring your beach chairs, mats and a picnic for a great afternoon/evening! One of the perks is this is a FREE event!
Greg is first performer of the day at 3pm so be sure to get there early, grab a seat upfront and just kick back and relax!
Address: Plaza Stage, Waikiki Beach Walk,
226 Lewers St., Waikiki
Day~ Saturday July 19, 2014
TIme: 3 to 7 p.m.
Notes: Valet parking for up to four hours is available for $6 at the Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk (201 Beach Walk) and the Wyndham Vacation Ownership-Waikiki Beach Walk (227 Lewers St.) with a same-day purchase and validation from any Waikiki Beach Walk estab lishment.
If you don't want to drive catch an uber
and let them do the driving for you!
3-3:25 p.m.: Greg Sardinha
3:30-3:55 p.m.: Eddie Palama
4-4:25 p.m.: Jeff Au by
4:30-5:10 p.m.: Ke Kula Mele’s makua (adult) class and
Next Gen (young steel guitar artists ranging in age
from 9 to 19). Jimmy Wong will be playing a solo num
ber, “Blue Hawaiian Moonlight,” during this segment.
5:15-5:40 p.m.: Owana Salazar
5:45.6:10 p.m.: Bobby lngano
6:15.6:35 p.m.: Alan Akaka and the Islanders
6:40-7 p.m.: Jam session featuring all musicians
Tonight, Friday, July 11, 2014 Greg Sardinha & Gordon Freitas will be performing at Big City Diner in Kailua from 8:30pm-11pm. Come down and get your weekend started with a cold one and some pupu's. It's sure to be a great night and nothings better then breezy patio seating on a beautiful Kailua evening. #pauhanafriday
Are you a fan of Hawaiian Steel Guitar? If so, this is the event for you.
The Ka'anapali Beach Hotel proudly presents the "Sixth Annual Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival." The event will be held on April 11 - 13, 2014. This is a FREE 3-day event!
Keala Records' very own Greg Sardinha performs on Saturday evening-April 12th AND Sunday Afternoon (April 13th). Other steel guitarists performing during the festival: Alan Akaka, Lyon Kobayashi (from Japan), Jeff Auhoy, Owana Salazar and more.
From the Maui Steel Guitar Festival page:
The Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival has been developed to promote appreciation and interest in the Hawaiian Steel Guitar as a uniquely Hawaiian music genre. This free, 3-day festival will include a series of performances, presentations, instructional workshops and jam sessions focused on the Hawaiian Steel Guitar and its importance in the Hawaiian music genre. The Hawaiian Steel Guitar is the only instrument thought to be indigenous to Hawaii.
The festival hopes to promote increased participation by local residents, particularly young people, through community outreach programs utilizing teams of performers and music educators that will visit several Maui schools. These teams will discuss with students the history of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar, demonstrate playing techniques and the importance of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar in the Hawaiian music genre and perform Hawaiian music to encourage interest and participation at the festival's hotel workshops. (from: mauisteelguitarfestival.com)
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel
2525 Kaanapali Pkwy.
Lahaina, HI 96761
This Friday you can catch Greg Sardinha and Gordon Freitas performing live in Kailua on the island of Oahu. They'll be performing a mix of Hawaiian/Paniolo contemporary tunes at Big City Diner from 8:30pm - 11:30pm. If you'll be in Kailua or are looking for something to do look no further then Big City Diner. Good food, fun atmosphere and fantastic music!
Big City Diner
108 Hekili St #101
Kailua, HI 96734