Jam Cruise

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Country and Region JamaicaTrelawny
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Falmouth, Trelawny, Jamaica and Caicos and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Festival Contact Information

Cloud 9
405 Mizner Blvd. Suite 68
Boca Raton, Florida 33432 USA
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Festival Description

Held annually in January, Jam Cruise is a music festival on a cruise ship. It features artists of the jam band genre playing at multiple venues aboard the vessel. While some aspects of the journey are typical of all cruise lines (ports of call with shore excursions, abundant dining opportunities), other features are unique to the Jam Cruise experience.

Jam Cruise has been a staple among music lovers all over the country and from around the world who desire a big festival experience in an intimate setting with the creature comforts of home. Nothing says comfort like a luxurious cruise ship and Jam Cruise has been fortunate to enjoy a great partnership with MSC Cruises, an upscale Italian cruise line that has hosted Jam Cruise for seven of its past ten sailings. The music is practically continuous throughout the 5-day cruise, and the pleasure of a bar, bed or hot shower is just steps away from a half dozen venues. With two stops in the Caribbean, access to the artists, and a variety of workshops and activities, Jam Cruise is truly a floating musical paradise.

Festival Dates January 4 - 9, 2014
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Festival Events:

Festival cruise 2013:
  • Jam Cruise 12 sails aboard the brand-new, ultramodern MSC Divina January 4-9, 2014, leaving from Port Miami (Florida, USA) and stopping in two ports along the journey: in beautiful Falmouth, Jamaica and at The Bahamas’ remote private island Half Moon Cay. The always unique and epic Jam Cruise adventure unveils some brand new add-on experiences for its 12th sail, including the Yacht Club and the Full Moon Resort Music Masters Camp at Sea. For the Yacht Club, patrons seeking a truly luxurious at-sea experience stay in exclusive top-floor luxury suites and have access to 24-hour butler concierge service, complimentary select wines and spirits, private pools and lounges, and so much more. For all of the details, visit http://www.jamcruise.com
Jam Cruise 12 Artist Lineup 2013:
  • Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Surprise Show on Private Island
  • Bootsy Collins & The Funk Unity Band
  • Galactic
  • Robert Randolph & the Family Band
  • Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
  • Lotus
  • The Wailers
  • Keller Williams
  • Keller & the Kimocks
  • Gigantic Underground Conspiracy featuring Marc Brownstein and Aaron * Magner (Disco Biscuits /Conspirator), Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic), Chris Michetti (Conspirator / RAQ), Ben Baruch (Underground Orchestra)
  • Conspirator
  • Lettuce
  • Dumpstaphunk
  • John Popper & Dj Logic w/ George Porter Jr. Stanley Jordan and Adam * Deitch
  • The New Mastersounds
  • The Infamous Stringdusters
  • ALO
  • Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation) Solo DJ Sets
  • Anders Osborne
  • MarchFourth Marching Band
  • Orgone
  • Pork Tornado
  • Bonerama
  • Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
  • The Revivalists
  • Monophonics
  • Mike Dillon Band
  • Eric Krasno Band
  • Everyone Orchestra
  • Alan Evans Super Jam
  • DJ Logic
special Jam Cruise Guests 2013:
  • Stanley Jordan
  • Nathan Moore
  • Brock Butler
  • Cyril Neville,
  • Oteil Burbidge
  • Bill Evans
  • Will Bernard
  • Alecia Chakour
  • Skerik
Masters Camp at Sea 2013:
  • Victor Wooten
  • Butch Trucks
  • Luther Dickinson
  • Cody Dickinson
  • Col. Bruce Hampton
  • Kofi Burbridge


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