Behind the Scenes 1
Photos capturing some of the activity that goes on behind the scenes of the festival.
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- Sunrise is about to happen at the Courtyard. PC-Addison Ching.
- Sunrise at the Courtyard by Marriott. PC-Addison Ching.
- Sunrise. PC-Addison Ching.
- The festival venue. The outdoor stage hasn't yet been moved into place. The banner will go between the two coconut trees. PC-Addison Ching.
- Courtyard by Marriott personnal install the festival banner as sound engineer Kent Tanigawa prepares the sound system. PC-Addison Ching.
- The festival banner instsalled. PC-Addison Ching.
- Sound engineer Kent Tanigawa and his assistant setting up.
- Getting the sound system ready for the open stage.
- More sound system preparation. PC-Addison Ching.
- The sound system speakers.
- An assortment of microphone cables.
- Dan Villani confers with sound engineer Kent Tanigawa. PC-Addison Ching.
- The outdoor festival stage in the hotel's courtyard.
- Some of the many coconut trees gracing the hotel grounds.
- Gale Warshawsky chats with Courtyard by Marriott's Sales Manager Barbara Gusman. PC-Addison Ching.
- Another view of the outdoor stage in the hotel courtyard.
- The view from behind the stage looking into the courtyard.
- Gale Warshawsky is ready for the open stage performances.
- Addison Ching confers with hotel staff.
- Angela Villani, Ken Woo, Rhonda Miurotake, Scott Vilhauer and Dan Villani getting ready for their performance.
- Dan Villani, Rhonda Murotake and Scott Vilhauer warming up.
- Rhonda Murotake.
- Festival Coordinator Addison Ching snaps a photo of Michael Keale and Alan Akaka.
- Getting ready for the open stage performances.
- The front of the 2016 Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival t-shirt.
- The back of the 2016 Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival t-shirt.
- Moses Kamai assembling his Mark Roeder stand for his Asher Alan Akaka model steel guitar.
- Cross-threading is a real possiblity if the legs are not aligned properly.
- Some open stage spectators carefully selected their seats in the morning shade. PC-Addison Ching.
- Others toughed it out in the sunshine.
- Another picture of the audience.
- Pomaika'i Lyman, Mrs. Honolulu International 2016, with Michael Keale, Moses Kamai, Alan Akaka, and Rhonda Murotake.
- The information table had artists' CDs on sale. An event poster autographed by all the featured players was given to those making a minimum donation to HIMELE, the event producer.
- Bobby Ingano, Jeff Au Hoy, and Alan Akaka trading steel guitar stories and more. PC-Addison Ching.
- Greg Sardinha and Alan Akaka. PC-Addison Ching.
- Andrea Tolentino and Alexis went snack shopping! PC-Addison Ching.
- Greg Sardinha, Herb Ohta, Jr., and Alan Akaka. PC-Addison Ching.
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Photography by Mark Alan Mendes unless otherwise noted. ©2016 by HIMELE.