The eighth annual Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival returns to the Ka`anapali Beach Hotel this Friday through Sunday, April 15-17. Headliners include Alan Akaka, Sam Ako, Jeff Au Hoy, Bobby Ingano, Joel Katz and Geri Valdriz. Bring your own instruments for Kanikapila unplugged, attend a variety of workshops and shake your hips during the hula lessons. The Festival will also host Japanese steel guitar artists Tadashi Arakawa, Tesuya Ishiyama and Kiyoshi Kobayashi. Ka`anapali Beach Hotel (2525 Ka`anapali Pkwy.) Mauisteelguitarfestival.com.
-Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity)
Photo courtesy of Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Facebook page