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    5 Reasons Why Blue Note Hawaii Is the Island's Most Iconic Venue

    When you come to soak in the natural beauty of Hawaii, nothing drives the experience home like listening to the sweet musical stylings of acclaimed island artists in person. In anticipation of your visit to what many people consider the coolest spot in Waikiki, take a look at five things to know about Blue Note Hawaii located in the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.

    #1 It's Part of a Worldwide Network of Renowned Jazz Clubs and Restaurants

    While Blue Note Hawaii has its own distinct vibe, it's part of the global Blue Note group. This is a collection of world-famous jazz clubs and restaurants with locations around the globe. This distinction allows Blue Note Hawaii to enjoy access to iconic and celebrated performers.

    #2 It's So Much More Than a Jazz Club

    Yes, Blue Note Hawaii is the best place to hear live jazz in the Aloha State by a mile. And the stage here also lights up with soulful, high-energy rock, pop, reggae, blues, traditional Hawaiian music—and even comedy. It's always a good time when an artist like Anuhea stops by the club to showcase exactly why she was named Female Vocalist of the Year. 

    #3 It's Got Industry Cred

    In addition to being a fan favorite, Blue Note Hawaii has received multiple accolades from the media. It was named Hawaii's best live music venue by both Honolulu Magazine and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Of course, you'll hear about this club by word of mouth once you touch down in Hawaii, too.

    #4 There's Always Something to See

    At Blue Note Hawaii, there's great live music weekly. You can catch local acts, like Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro as well as international stars like the world-renowned pop singer Tiffany. Shows sell out quickly, so make sure you grab tickets early.

    #5 There's Plenty of Room to Vibe

    Blue Note Hawaii shines for offering one of the most intimate live-music experiences of your life in a 300-seat showroom that allows you to tap into the energy of the crowd. While intimate, it also allows music lovers to spread out over 9,000 square feet of space. The best part is that there's a dedicated autograph area where fans can enjoy autograph sessions with their favorite acts right after each show.

    In addition to satisfying your appetite for the island's best music scene, Blue Note Hawaii also offers dining at a full-service restaurant and bar showing off the culinary talents of Chef Tony Avilla. The club offers discounted parking just a short bit away at OHANA East Hotel at the corner of Kuhio Avenue and Kaiulani Avenue. Discounted valet parking at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is also available. Remember that masks are required in the club, and the venue practices social distancing and top safety protocols.

    You can start planning your Blue Note Hawaii experience by checking out the full schedule of performers and grabbing a ticket online.

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