A rendering of Blue Note Hawaii, opening in early 2016 // © 2015 Blue Note Hawaii
Feature image (above): Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is the site of the new Blue Note Hawaii. // © 2015 Outrigger Resorts
Travel agents will have a new option to suggest to their music-loving clients when Blue Note Hawaii opens in early 2016. The performance venue is under construction on the second floor of the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.
“Visitors are always looking for new, exciting entertainment,” said Barbara Campbell, vice president of retail leasing and property management for Outrigger Enterprises Group. “With two shows a night, Blue Note Hawaii will offer lots of opportunities for visitors to enjoy an ever-changing calendar of high caliber musicians from a variety of genres.”
The new club is a partnership between Outrigger and Blue Note Entertainment Group, which features music clubs in New York City, Washington, D.C., Milan and Japan. Existing Blue Note locations have presented such big names as singer-songwriter Sting, trumpeter Chris Botti, jazz pianist Chick Corea and pianist Herbie Hancock.
“Blue Note Hawaii is unique from other Blue Notes around the world in that it will offer top-notch Hawaiian music as often as once a week,” Campbell said. “Clients can look forward to seeing multiple musicians during their vacation in Hawaii.”
In order to make way for Blue Note Hawaii, Outrigger Waikiki’s former Society of Seven showroom is going through a multimillion-dollar renovation. The 9,000-square-foot facility will seat 300 patrons, with two nightly performances in an intimate setting.
When the new showroom opens, Outrigger will offer room-and-show packages in conjunction with Blue Note performances.