Hobo Jim playing on acoustic guitar

Fun times with Alaskan Locals and the Best Homer, Alaska, Nightlife

Homer, Alaska, is known for its stunning landscape, scenery, and outdoor adventure. These are all great things to explore during the day, but did you know that Homer is also full of lively entertainers at night? Experience Homer, Alaska, nightlife during your next trip! Our favorite way to spend a night on the town is at Hobo Jim’s Dinner Show at AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse and Tavern. Read on to discover how you can attend one of Hobo Jim’s legendary shows!  

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, access our free Homer Vacation Guide! This resource is filled with local recommendations on how to spend your days and nights in our area. Hobo Jim’s Dinner Show is just the beginning of exciting things to do in Homer, Alaska!  

Hobo Jim’s Dinner Show Is Our Favorite Homer, Alaska, Nightlife Event 

Who’s Hobo Jim?  

If you’re not from Alaska, you’re likely asking yourself, “Who is Hobo Jim?” He’s one of the most popular American folk singers in the state! He’s so popular, in fact, that in 1994 he was named Alaska’s official balladeer. Not only is he an amazing songwriter and singer, he’s also extremely talented at playing guitar. His talents have taken him to stages across Alaska. He mostly plays in small venues like restaurants and bars, which make his shows intimate. We’re so lucky to have him play in Homer each summer. It’s a popular way to spend a summer night in Homer among locals and visitors alike!   

About the Program 

Hobo Jim’s Dinner Show is a live entertainment series that takes place each summer in Homer! He performs on the stage at AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse and Tavern, which is one of the most popular restaurants in Homer, Alaska.  

You can catch one of Hobo Jim’s Dinner Shows every Tuesday and Wednesday from June 30 to August 21. He performs two shows per night, one at 6:30 p.m. and the other at 8:30 p.m. There’s a $5 cover for adults to attend the shows (It’s free for children!) and we recommend making a reservation beforehand. Call (907) 235-9949 to reserve your table at AJ’s!  

Stay Nearby at the Driftwood Inn  

Stroll back to your accommodation at the Driftwood Inn after a night singing along at Hobo Jim’s Dinner Show! We offer a variety of lodging options that are the perfect place to rest after an exciting evening filled with Homer, Alaska, nightlife.  

Choose from Modern LodgesOld Town CottagesWoodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn RoomsTiny Houses, and an RV Park! Whether you’re in town for an anniversary trip or group getaway, we have a lodging option that suits your needs. All our accommodations are located within walking distance of Old Town Homer, so it’s easy to attend all the fun happenings during your trip.  

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