For the past decade, Jam Cruise has been delivering a musical experience like no other. Whether it’s listening to a late night pool deck performance while sitting in a hot tub, hanging with 100 of your closest friends on a private tropical beach, delivering pallets of donated shoes to smiling children in need, or chatting with one of your musical heroes while your eating dinner – Jam Cruise is full of moments when you can’t help but stop and ask yourself “is this really happening?” But yes, it is happening, and it’s what has kept fans coming back again and again for over ten years.
Picked as a favorite by The Travel Channel in their US Music Festival Guide, Jam Cruise offers more than just a music festival. â€œBy taking the music to the seas, Jam Cruise makes the music festival a full-blown vacation. When you set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, enjoy all the amenities of a cruise and see your favorite jam bands while making stops in [exotic] locales.â€
There is a feeling of being in another world on Jam Cruise, which this years sets sail from Ft. Lauderdale, FL on January 7th and returns on the 12th. With port stops in the beautiful Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos, where crystal clear waters meet soft sandy beaches, and a stop at Coco Cay, a Private Island in the Bahamas, Jam Cruise lets you get away from it all in beautiful, remote locations. The music doesnâ€™t stop in port though; Coco Cay will be host to a Beach Party highlighted by waterside musical performances.
The MSC Poesia remains home to Jam Cruise 11, where venues like the Zebra Bar, the Teatro Carlo Felice and the Pigalle feel like home to returning guests. Cabins go on sale to the public Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at noon EST. Anyone who pre-booked will be able to book a cabin prior to the general on sale according to their assigned booking time beginning on May 8, 2012 at www.JAMCRUISE.com.
Jam Cruise 11 Artist Lineup
Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
JJ Grey & Mofro
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Steve Kimock with Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram and Andy Hess
Tea Leaf Green
Medeski, Skerik, Deitch
The Soul Rebels
W R D (Walter, Roberts & Deitch)
Hot Buttered Rum
Motet – Funk is Dead!
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers
The Pimps of Joytime
MarchFourth Marching Band
Wyllys & The New York Hustler Ensemble
Eddie Roberts Super Jam
Col. Bruce Hampton
Pre and Post-Cruise Shows featuring Medeski, Martin & Wood and moe.
Get ready for Jam Cruise 11 with Medeski, Martin & Wood on January 7 and moe. will wrap up Jam Cruise 11 with a post-cruise show on January 12. Both shows will take place at Revolution Live! in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, just minutes from Port Everglades. Tickets for both shows go on sale on May 8, 2012 at http://jamcruise.com/2013/