Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Behind the Scenes

A look at some of the behind the scenes activity associated with the festival.

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  • Lahaina sunset. Lana'i Island in in the background.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis reviews homework while waiting for the flight to Maui.
  • Maui from the air.
  • A double Anuenue over the Maui coastline.
  • Festival musicians arriving on Saturday included Kapono Lopes, Pono Fernandez, and Joey and Tai Misailidis.
  • Breakfast stop in Kahului.
  • Kapono, Pono, Tai, and Joey. Where's breakfast?
  • Hawaiiana exhibit in the Stories of Hawaii museum.
  • Scotty Wong's live-stream console.
  • The console allowed insertion of prerecorded files (PROGRAM screen) into the live feed (PREVIEW).
  • Lahaina sunset.
  • Photographer Don Touchi in action at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center from his second story vantage point. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Scotty Wong live-streamed the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center portion of the festival. The live-stream quality was affected by a poor internet connection. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Daniel Tremblay talks about the steel guitar at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center hands-on opportunity demonstration. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Sunrise in Lahaina looking towards Lanaʻi.
  • Breakfast at Tasty Crust.
  • The breakfast group participated in an impromptu kanikapila. From left: Larry and Shirley Holu, John and SooJean Misailidis, Jake Fernandez, and Kapono Lopes.
  • Adam Asing and Greg Sardinha.
  • John and SooJean Misailidis, Jake Fernandez, and Alan Akaka.
  • Kaipo Asing, Larry Holu, and Shirley Holu.
  • The proclamation presented to the festival by Maui County mayor Mike Victorino.
  • Adornment at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center.
  • Interior signage at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center.
  • Alan Akaka with the Queen Kaʻahumanu Centerʻs Easter bunny.

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