Jam Cruise 13 revealed its 2015 artist lineup today to fans at JazzFest in New Orleans and all across the country. Pretty Lights, Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic, The Word, G. Love & Special Sauce, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Snarky Puppy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Break Science, The London Souls, Everyone Orchestra and over 25 bands and special guests are on board (most performing two shows each) on the 13th installment of Cloud 9’s original floating adventure. Pretty Lights is returning to the event for the first time since Jam Cruise 8 and will be performing one of two shows with a full live band. The complete list of confirmed artists is included below.
Jam Cruise 13 sails aboard MSC’s newest luxury liner, the Sophia Loren-inspired MSC Divina, on January 6-11, 2015. Leaving from Port Miami and stopping in Roatan, Honduras and Costa Maya, Mexico along the way, this 13th edition follows 12 sold out sailings.
Signature Jam Cruise experiences for its 13th sailing will include Music Masters Camp at Sea, Autograph Signings, Brews at Sea, Panel Discussions, Workshops, Yoga at Sea, and other Artist hosted experiences. More information on those will be announced in the coming weeks. A late night chef series and other new programs to enrich the onboard experience will soon be announced as well.
Jam Cruise continues its commitment to collaboration and inspiration with The Jam Room and Piano Sets, two standards that fans have grown to love. Pre-dinner acoustic sets at the baby grand in the atrium have become a tradition, often taking the form of a familial sing-along with a powerful pianist leading the way. In the Jam Room, dozens of musicians gather throughout the night to collaborate in spontaneous and eclectic freestyle jams, creating a powerful and unique energy. The Jam Room features a different Jam Host each night to lead the musical direction.
In addition, Jam Cruise has partnered with the charitable organization Positive Legacy, whose mission is to integrate live music and service by taking actions that positively impact local communities and the environment. Most recently, projects in Riviera Maya benefited the Reef National Park of Puerto Morelos and a Waste Water Treatment facility in Dominican Republic. Positive Legacy also raises funds via an onboard silent auction featuring art, signed photography and instruments. Other highlights include: planting trees in Central America and Haiti, a shoe drive with Soles 4 Souls, laptop donations to schools and facilities throughout Mexico and the Caribbean and more. A day of service will be planned for Jam Cruise 13, continuing the efforts from past Jam Cruise sailings that included stops in Roatan and Costa Maya.
Jam Cruise 13 Artist Lineup
Pretty Lights w/ Live Band
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
G. Love & Special Sauce
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
John Scofield UberJam Band
JC13 Tribute to Jerry Garcia feat. Steve Kimock, Bobby Vega, Jeff Chimenti, Bill Vitt, Dan Lebowitz, John Kimock
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Nth Power
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
The London Souls
New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars
Eric Krasno Super Jam
Brownie DJ Set
David Murphy DJ Set
George Porter Jr.
Cabins go on sale to all who reserved a spot in the pre-book period during token redemption starting May 8. Cabins are on sale to the public on May 15 at 12pm ET. Visit www.jamcruise.com for all of the details.
About Jam Cruise:
For well over a decade, Jam Cruise has been delivering a musical experience like no other. Featuring the top acts in the live music scene, Jam Cruise revolutionized the fan experience by blending the community, spontaneity and good times of live music with the convenience, luxury and adventure of cruise travel. Jam Cruise is full of moments that music fans simply cannot get anywhere else. That’s what has kept fans coming back again and again for over twelve years.
Travel services, marketing, and brand management for Jam Cruise 13 are provided by Cloud 9 Adventures, the industry leader who helps bring fans a growing list of concert vacations on cruise ships and at all-inclusive resorts including Holy Ship, Panic en la Playa (feat. Widespread Panic), My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday, Mayan Holidaze, Strings & Sol and more to come.