The festival is free and open to the public. Festival production and support staff volunteer their time and resources for this event. Festival production expenses including but not limited to stipends for the professional festival entertainers, emcees, marketing and publicity, sound system and personnel, and livestreaming are supported by HIMELE. Exhibit space and the performance venue are provided by the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa.
The festival is produced by HIMELE through funding from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation.
The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) promotes, perpetuates, and preserves culture and the arts in Hawai‘i.
This festival is supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
The Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation provides support from the Estate of Laurence H. Dorcy to Hawaiian organizations whose charitable purposes are consistent with Mr. Dorcy's interests including those that support Hawaiian Island culture and community.
HIMELE needs and welcomes your donations to support our Statewide festival production costs. If you wish to make a cash donation, please fill out the HIMELE Support Form. Your contribution may be tax-deductible and will go a long way to support and perpetuate music education and the Hawaiian steel guitar. Your kokua is sincerely appreciated. Mahalo!
All contributions will be acknowledged by a Mahalo (thank you) letter from Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and may qualify for a tax deduction. Consult your financial advisor to verify your eligibility.
Mahalo for your support!
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