About Blue Note Hawaii
Blue Note Hawaii was borne out of a partnership between Outrigger Resorts and Blue Note Entertainment Group, owner of music clubs in New York, Washington D.C., Milan and two locations in Japan. Blue Note Hawaii serves as the state’s premier venue for world-renowned artists, from jazz and blues to Hawaiian favorites. Located in the former Society of Seven showroom inside Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Blue Note Hawaii features a wide range of musical entertainment – from local talent to international sensations – for limited engagements.
The 9,000 square-foot facility was designed by local architecture and interior design firm InForm Design, and seats over 300 patrons, showcasing two performances nightly in an intimate setting - seven days a week, 365 days a year. In addition to shows available to the public, the venue is available for private event bookings. Similar to other Blue Note locations, Blue Note Hawaii features leaders in jazz, as well as musicians of other genres, including top local island artists.
Q: Where is the Blue Note Hawaii located?
A: The Blue Note is located at 2335 Kalakaua Avenue at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.
Q: Is there a dress code?
A: No, there is no dress code.
Q: How do I purchase tickets to concerts?
A: Please visit our website to purchase online www.bluenotehawaii.com or please call the box office at 808-777-4890
Q: What time should I arrive?
A: Doors open at 5pm for the 1st set. We recommend arriving at the venue within 1 hour prior to showtime. The 2nd set starts at 9:00 - however we will not begin seating people until 8:30pm.
Q: Can I choose my own seat?
A: No. Seating is first come first served within your section, where you can choose your seat among those that are available. Most shows will have 3 tiers: Premium Tables, Loge Tables and Bar. Premium tables and booths are closest to the stage. Loge Tables are elevated and have great unobstructed views of the stage. The Bar area is in the upper tier with great views of the stage.
Q: Do you serve food and drinks?
A: Yes. We have a full food and beverage menu available at each show. There is a $10 food and beverage minimum per person.
Q: Is your food available at the bar?
A: Yes, we serve food at the bar.
Q: Is there an age restriction for concerts.
A: No, the Blue Note is an all-ages venue - however, minors can not sit in the bar area.
Q: Is there parking nearby?
A: Blue Note offers discounted parking at the Ohana East Hotel a few blocks away. We will provide parking validation stickers to our customers which will entitle customers to $6 parking for four hours. The public rate applies after 4 hours. The Ohana East Hotel is located at the corner of Kuhio Avenue and Kaiulani Avenue. The entrance to the Hotel parking garage is located on the makai side of Kuhio Avenue, between the Whaler’s General Store and the Laundromat.
Q: Do you rent the Blue Note for private and corporate events?
A: Yes. For more information please visit our private events page.
Q: Are there discounts for locals at the Blue Note Hawaii?
A: Yes there will be a limited number of tickets available for every show with a Kama'aina discount of 15%.
Q: Is there a student discount?
A: Student discounts are limited to availability, with valid student ID. Limited to availability means we cannot grant student discounts to sold-out shows and certain artists. Student discounts can not be purchased in advance. They must be purchased at the box office the night of the show if tickets are available.
Q: Can I avoid ticket service charges if I purchase tickets at the box office?
A: No. Service charges apply to all tickets sold.
Q: There is an empty date on the calendar. Are you open? Who's playing?
A: We are open 365 days a year, with 2 shows per night. Please keep an eye on the calendar or sign up to our mailing list to stay up-to-date.
Q: When is the gift shop open?
A: The gift shop will be open every day from 10am - 11pm.
Q: When are the box office hours?
A: 10am - 11pm.
Q: Is the club handicap accessible?
A: Yes. The club is fully ADA compliant. If you have special seating needs please let us know in advance so we can better accommodate you.
About Blue Note Entertainment Group:
Blue Note Entertainment Group, founded in 1981 by Danny Bensusan, is a multi-faceted entertainment company that owns and operates New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Highline Ballroom, Subrosa, and Lucille's Grill; The Howard Theatre (Washington D.C.); and Blue Note Jazz Clubs Worldwide (Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan; Milan, Italy; Waikiki, Hawaii and Beijing, China). The company also programs the Regattabar Jazz Club (Cambridge, MA). Blue Note Entertainment Group presents shows outside of its club network. The annual Blue Note Jazz Festival was established in 2011 and has since grown to become the largest jazz festival in New York City each June. Subsidiaries of Blue Note Entertainment Group include the GRAMMY®-nominated record label Half Note Records, whose catalogue includes over fifty titles recorded live at New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, as well as Blue Note Travel, Management Group and Media Group. The organization has presented many of the music industry's greatest artists over the past 35 years, including jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughn, Chris Botti, and many more.