Kenny Chesney Bids Farewell To The Quiet Mon Pub With Heartfelt Tribute: “Goodbye To A Chapter Of My Island Life”

The Quiet Mon Pub closed their doors forever on December 17, 2023. “Goodbye, Quiet Mon. Thank you,” Chesney wrote alongside a heartfelt dedication.

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Posted on December 20, 2023

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Kenny Chesney bid farewell to The Quiet Mon Pub on the Beautiful island of St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands with a video and a heartfelt message. The country superstar and frequent visitor of The Quiet Mon Pub took to social media to share what the bar has meant to him.

Chesney Says “Goodbye To A Chapter Of My Island Life”

“Saying goodbye to a chapter of my island life when I say goodbye to the Quiet Mon pub. Some nights I remember, some nights are hazy. But all nights spent there are branded in my soul and heart forever,” Chesney captioned a video of himself in the center of the empty pub’s floor. The clip finds Kenny Chesney singing “Be As You Are,” a tune that shouts out the pub, which he co-wrote alongside Dean Dillon that appears on his ninth studio album, Be As You Are (Songs From An Old Blue Chair).

“Play my guitar in the Caribbean sun/ Hang with the locals at the Quiet Mon/ Where you can be a tourist/ A beach bum or a star/ And be as you are,” Chesney sings in the emotional clip. “I wanna go where I can lighten up the load/ Drive a little while on the wrong side of the road/ Get this laying low off to a flying start.”

To close out the video, Chesney said, “So goodbye to the Quiet Mon. It was a huge, fun, authentic… I mean so much Island fun chapter of my life and all my friend’s lives. You’re going to be missed, but that was one hell of a party! Thank you Quiet Mon.”

Shares A Heartfelt Farewell Tribute

Chesney went on to graciously thank the pub, which was previously named one of the 25 Best Bars by Esquire. He also shared gratitude for the Irish Caribbean pub for allowing him to “turn the pages of my life in so many ways” and for “welcoming” him home after each of his summer tours.

“Thanks to the Quiet Mon for welcoming me home after every summer tour, for allowing me to turn the pages of my life in so many ways, and for allowing me to be a part of the wonderful island family that was the Quiet Mon pub. ‘I wanna play my guitar in the Caribbean sun… Hang with the locals at the Quiet Mon… Where you can be a tourist, a beach bum, or a star… And be as you are.’”

He concluded the message by saying, “Goodbye, Quiet Mon. Thank you.”

Kenny Chesney; Photo Courtesy of Instagram
Kenny Chesney; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Fans Beg Chesney To Buy The Quiet Mon Pub In St. John

Following Chesney’s emotional tribute performance and message, fans took to the comments, begging for Chesney to save the pub that means so much to him.

One fan commented on the post saying, “just buy it, dude,” while another added, “Kenny, If you want to purchase the place… I’ll take one for the no-shoes nation and come manage and run it for ya.” Others questioned: “If it’s closing, why don’t you just purchase it?”

Another Instagram user added, “Kenny, just buy this place!” While another fan commented, suggesting that “No Shoes Nation should have been able to chip in and buy a piece.”

The Quiet Mon Pub Closes Doors After 25 Years

Chesney’s heartfelt dedication comes after The Quiet Mon Pub shared that they will be closing their doors after 25 years of business in the Caribbean. The bar, whose motto is “We are 4,000 miles from County Mayo, but you’ll still Feel like an Irishman with us,” closed their doors forever on December 17, 2023, according to their official website.

“After 25 Amazing Years, The Quiet Mon Pub will be closing its doors Forever DEC 17, 2023. Thanks to Everyone that made this journey so spectacular! We are currently opening at 3 pm each day and SORRY FOLKS, we are all out of merchandise,” a statement on The Quiet Mon Pub’s website read.

According to Explore St. John, the establishment was forced to close due to the rent skyrocketing on the island. The outlet also reported that The Quiet Mon Pub’s rent nearly doubled, which ultimately led to their decision to close.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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