Mountain Song at Sea Announces Official Schedule for Inaugural Bluegrass Festival


NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 23, 2012 – Mountain Song is calling “all aboard” the cruise ship making bluegrass waves from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, Feb. 1-4, 2013. In addition to the Steep Canyon Rangers, the lineup also boasts the Punch BrothersDavid Grisman SextetDel McCoury BandTim O’Brien & Bryan SuttonShannon WhitworthDeadly GentlemenThe Kruger BrothersPeter RowanLarry Keel & Natural BridgeDella MaeTown MountainMandolin Orange and more.

“This floating festival is a whole new way to experience bluegrass,” said John Felty of Mountain Song Productions. “We are very excited to launch the inaugural sailing of Mountain Song at Sea and bring together great artists and like-minded fans for an unforgettable experience.”

With stages around every corner, fans will enjoy intimate performances, collaborations, spontaneous jams, activities and Q&A sessions with the artists, all while cruising from Miami on the beautiful Norwegian Sky to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island in the Bahamas reserved just for Mountain Song at Sea guests.

Mountain Song at Sea is happy to offer all IBMA members a 10 percent discount on the cruise. IBMA nominees performing at the festival include the Steep Canyon RangersDella MaePunch BrothersJason Carter and Bryan Sutton.

The Steep Canyon Rangers are thrilled to add Mountain Song at Sea to the already highly regarded annual Mountain Song Festival. “We are super excited to be involved in Mountain Song at Sea!” says Woody Platt, lead vocalist and guitarist for the Steep Canyon Rangers. “So many of our favorite bands and fans will be all together for a unique festival experience.” The Steep Canyon Rangers have spent the last year touring extensively to support their most recent album,Nobody Knows You released on Rounder Records. Mountain Song at Sea is a unique opportunity for the band to showcase their energetic live performance.

“We have been big fans of the Mountain Song Festival and it is a privilege to be able to bring it to life in this unique way at sea” said Andy Levine, founder and CEO of Sixthman, who is partnering with Mountain Song Productions to present Mountain Song at Sea.

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