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Humphreys’ Highlight Reel: 2023’s Greatest Hits & What’s to Come in 2024!

What an extraordinary year it’s been at Humphreys Half Moon Inn! As we reflect on 2023, it’s been another 12 months filled with smiles, incredible events, stunning waterfront weddings, and an unforgettable concert season at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. A heartfelt thank you to our amazing guests for making this past year truly special! Now, let’s reminisce on some of the standout moments of 2023 and get ready to rev up the excitement for what’s in store in 2024!

Year in Review: 2023

’23 Concert Season


Year in and year out, our waterfront music venue allows guests to dance the night away under the stars to some of the best musical talent around – and 2023 was no exception! This past year, our stage welcomed a full lineup of amazing acts, including Ringo Starr, Chicago, Sabrina Carpenter, Little River Band, Oingo Boingo Former Members, Aly & AJ, and so much more. We already have a few shows available for purchase in the new year — check them out the current lineup, and stay tuned for the entire 2024 concert schedule, coming soon!

Gourmet Blues Concert Series

In 2023, we kicked off our Gourmet Blues Concert Series with a bang! Thanks to our partners AimLoan and Wicked Harem Productions, we brought top-notch artists to our cozy, waterfront lounge. This unique blend of world-renowned touring bands and the vibrant local blues scene ensures every show is a can’t-miss evening. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the soulful sounds of blues as the series continues in 2024!

Welcome, Chef Percy

Last fall, we welcomed our new Executive Chef, Percy Oani, to the kitchen of Humphreys SoCAL Dining & Music! With an abundance of culinary experience and a passion for creating delicious meals, Chef Percy brings a diverse background in cooking to please every palate! We sat down with this talented powerhouse to learn all about his favorite dishes, what inspired him to pursue his career, and what we can expect for our own restaurant to come. Check it out here!

Waterfront Weddings 

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In 2023, our property had the honor of hosting countless stunning waterfront weddings. To all the radiant couples who shared their special day with us this past year, thank you for allowing us to be a part of the beginning of your forever. Cheers to love and cherished memories made beside the water at our Shelter Island hotel! For all 2024/2025 brides and grooms looking to tie the knot at Humphreys, visit our Weddings page to begin the planning process today!

Festive Feasts

Throughout the past year, Humphreys SoCAL Dining & Music continued its tradition of delighting taste buds and warming hearts with our holiday dinners and brunches. From our spectacular Easter brunch to our festive Thanksgiving feast to the magical Winter Wonderland festivities, we welcomed thousands of guests to celebrate these special days with delicious drink specials, beautiful buffet spreads, and stunning marina views. Thanks for joining us in making every occasion memorable and cheers to many more holiday gatherings ahead!

Holidays at Humphreys

In December, our waterfront restaurant underwent a magical metamorphosis into a Winter Wonderland for the holiday season! Adorned with festive decorations, our venue became a merry escape, right here on Shelter Island. To add to the joy, we treated our guests to seasonal cocktail specials, delicious treats, and an array of exciting events, including our Christmas Bash and two annual New Year’s Eve parties!

What to Come: 2024

’24 Concert Season

As forementioned, our 2024 Humphreys by the Bay concert season is just around the corner, and we are so excited for what’s to come this year! We already have a few shows announced for the new year – including Maoli, Peter Hook & The Light, Hoodoo Gurus, and more. Take a look at the current lineup here and make sure to follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for our upcoming season announcement!

Backstage LIVE in the New Year

Artist playing blues guitar

Our brand new Gourmet Blues Concert Series continues into the new year with performances from Mr. Sipp (1.13.24), DK Harrell (2.10.24), and John Primer (3.9.24). What’s more? Our much-loved monthly Gospel Brunch is back, named a top-five show of 2023 by George Varga at the San Diego Union-Tribune. Explore our full show calendar and secure your tickets today to join the rhythm and blues fun on the bay!

Brand New Menus

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary revamp at Humphreys! With our new Executive Chef comes a revitalized menu arriving in the upcoming year. Anticipate an array of fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes, complemented by a sensational spring and summer cocktail lineup. Get ready to savor a whole new level of culinary excellence!

Easter Brunchin’

Although the new year has just begun, it’s never too early to start planning for the holidays – especially when that means a visit to Humphreys’ famous buffet brunch! Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 31st, and join us at our waterfront restaurant for a delicious Easter Brunch celebration. Stay tuned for more details here!

Pool Bar Transformation

(Photo: Nick C.)

Exciting news awaits! This spring, Humphreys is set to unveil its latest addition: a sparkling new pool bar! Get ready for a whole new ambiance, perfect for unwinding in paradise. Picture yourself basking in the San Diego sunshine, lounging by the pool, and sipping on refreshing tropical cocktails that transport you to an oasis of relaxation. In addition, we will be upgrading room features throughout the year as well, to make your getaway experience even greater.

(Photo: Charlene B.)

As amazing as 2023 was, we are looking forward to an even more memorable 2024! We warmly invite you to visit us at our Shelter Island oasis to join us for another year of amazing concerts, exciting events at our restaurant, and so much more. Don’t forget to tag us in your ’24 vacation photos so we can relive them moments with you! Take a look at our Special Offers page, select the San Diego travel deal that’s right for you, and we’ll see you soon in the new year!