The Saturday evening main program was held at the Outlets of Maui outdoor stage and included NextGen steel guitarists and steel guitarists Geri Valdriz, Kapono Lopes, Alan Akaka, Greg Sardinha, and Bobby Ingano.
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- Ke Kula Mele Hawaiʻi NextGen steel guitarists and musicians. From left: Addison Ching, Joey Misailidis, Pono Fernandez, Ethan Goore, Tai Misailidis, and Kumu Alan Akaka.
- NextGen Steel guitarists Ethan Goore with Pono Fernandez.
- NextGen U-bass player Tai Misailidis who is also a steel guitarist.
- NextGen steel guitarist Pono Fernandez. All NextGen musicians play multiple instruments.
- NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis.
- Pono Fernandez.
- Addison Ching with Joey Misailidis.
- Kumu Alan Akaka.
- Daniel Tremblay mentored the steel guitar hands-on opportunity demonstration.
- Verdine Kong.
- Some of the Saturday audience.
- NextGen steel guitarists playing ''Hene Jam''.
- Emcee Kathy Collins with David Nakamura.
- Kathy Collins intriduces featured steel guitarist Geri Valdriz, accompanied by Adam Asing, guest Bobby Ingano, and Kaipo Asing.
- Bass player Adam Asing.
- Featured steel guitarist Geri Valdriz.
- Bobby Ingano sitting in on Geri's performance.
- Guitarist Kaipo Asing.
- Geri Valdriz.
- Festival guests.
- Adam, Bobby, Geri, and Kaipo.
- Kathy Collins and sound engineer David Nakamura.
- Featured steel guitarist Kapono Lopes.
- Kapono with backup musicians Adam Asing and Kaipo Asing.
- Adam Asing.
- Bobby Ingano also sat in on Kapono's performance.
- Kathy Collins shared a hula.
- Kathy Collins.
- Featured steel guitarist Alan Akaka.
- Bobby Ingano also sat in on Alan's performance.
- Featured steel guitarist Bobby Ingano.
- Kapono Lopes pulled bass for Bobby.
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Photography by Don Touchi ©2019 by Don Touchi Photos and HIMELE.