Festival participants from Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music include adult performers and Next Generation steel guitarists and musicians. The Ke Kula Mele ensemble comproses steel guitarists that also play 'ukulele, and vocalists that also play 'ukulele. Kaua'i festival participants range in age from 11 to adult.
Next Generation steel guitarists participating in the Kaua'i festival are also proficient on the 'Ukulele and include Joey Misailidis, Malie Lyman and Alexis Tolentino. Next generation musician Tai Misailidis plays U-bass. Adult musicians include Heu'i Bandmann, Gale Warshawsky, Shirley and Larry Holu, and Addison Ching.