Smoke Inn’s Great Smoke 2022: The Last Luau
Announced in November 2021, Smoke Inn’s 16th annual The Great Smoke 2022 (TGS) is on and the theme for this show is “The Last Luau”, a lush, tropical title which I’m bettin’ has a great backstory. I don’t know about you, but when I hear things like “luau” coupled with images of beaches, tikis, surfboards and crystal-blue water in February, I’m thinking that if this brilliant PR doesn’t lure the cigar-lovin’ snowbirds out of their frozen tundra, I don’t know what will. Oh wait…there’s a lot more.
Coming off their highly-successful, first-and-only virtual TGS event last February, Abe Dababneh and Co. are kicking it up a notch by promising not only an in-person extravaganza but like last year, also offering a virtual experience as well. For those heading down to the sunshine state, you’ll be treated to a 4-day luau lollapalooza complete with pre- and post-show tomfoolery kicking off on Thursday, February 24 at Smoke Inn’s West Palm Beach location at 7pm EDT. Two pre-main-event shindigs are also planned on Friday, the 25th: a Rocky Patel event at Smoke Inn’s Boynton Beach store or an “exclusive, private Luau Dinner” at South Florida Fairgrounds hosted by Red Meat Lovers Club and Steve Saka. Saturday is the main event which kicks off at 1pm local time and runs till 5. But the Last Luau is just starting to heat up as you then have 2 advertised after-party options: spend an evening with Robert Caldwell (offering an exclusive event cigar) at Abe’s West Palm Beach store or saunter on over and party with the lovely ladies at Spearmint Rhino.
Those checking in virtually will get the full studio edition of events with concurrent happenings outside the studio being piped in so virtual attendees can get the full monte as much as the live audience, for the most part. Ferio Tego founder, Michael Herklots, returns as the virtual host along side his co-host, the saucy Instagram siren, Kim “Shmokini” Keeney. Like last year, Smoke Inn is offering very limited, exclusive event-only cigars by some of the best cigar makers on the planet including Steve Saka, Aganorsa Leaf and Erik Espinosa. Only this time, instead of risking a crash of the TGS site like last year’s event, the cigars will be made available prior to the actual event and some are available now, but only to Last Luau virtual/in-person ticket holders.
Be sure to check out Smoke Inn’s Last Luau landing page here to get the 411 on everything you need to know, including schedule, tickets and accommodations.
As with past events, there’s going to be lots of goodies so if you’re planning on attending, your ticket entitles you to Smoke Inn’s official TGS Last Luau party pack, a veritable cornucopia of cigars, swag and “specialty items” to be used during the interactive portions of the event. Tickets for virtual attendees are a flat $165.
There are various packages for those attending the live show – Base, Plus, VIP and VIP + Companion – and they range from $165 to $350. As of this writing, ALL VIP PACKAGES ARE SOLD OUT according to the web site. If you’re attending in person, you can also purchase tickets for $25 to the various in-studio virtual sessions featuring guest cigar makers like Steve Saka and Erik Espinosa. Tickets to the Meat Lover’s pre-party as well as Sunday’s TGS post-event brunch are also available.
Whats In the TGS Last Luau Party Box?
- Event Shot Glass
- Event Drawstring Backpack
- Event Hat
- Event Shirt
- Event Cutter
- Event Lei
- Event Lanyard
- Event Ashtray
- Drew Estate Spraycan Lighter
- 40 Premium Cigars
CIGARS: Visit The official Last Luau Party Pack site for cigar details.
If you weren’t able to make last year’s virtual event, check out our coverage as we were “there” and had a great time. Considering the fun to be had at this year’s event, we’re bummed we won’t be able to make it in person, but we’ll make a virtual go of it again for sure. – In Fumo Pax!