Steel guitar festival plans return to Kaua‘i with Ed Punua and Kilipaki Vaughn

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Kilipaki Vaughan dances to his father Palani Vaughan’s music.

WAIPOULI — As the COVID-19 pandemic conditions loosen up, the Hawai‘i Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE), in association with Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music, announced this year’s live steel-guitar festival at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort is from Thursday to Sunday, March 31 to April 2.