Awesome cruise announced
Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, Joe Bonamassa, and Sixthman are proud to present Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea III, year three of the incredible four-day floating music festival featuring Bonamassa and some of the most celebrated names in blues. This year’s festival will journey across the Caribbean aboard Norwegian Jade on February 6-10, 2017, sailing from Tampa, Florida to Costa Maya, Mexico. Guests will enjoy performances from some of the biggest names in music, while discovering new favorites among emerging blues artists on multiple stages throughout the ship. From rare artist collaborations to intimate gatherings with musically inclined cruisers, the festival will have something for everyone to enjoy.
“We have some amazing return acts and some legendary new artists this year, including one of my favorites of all time, Gregg Allman,” said Bonamassa. “Jaimoe from the The Allman Brothers Band is bringing his jazz band, a great player named Anders Osborne is joining us, and many more new additions. It’s going to be a lot of fun. And that’s why we do it. It’s all about the music and the camaraderie between the bands!”
Joining the 2017 festival are Grammy®-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman, Grammy®-nominated vocal powerhouse Beth Hart, California folk-rockers Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, modern blues phenom Joanne Shaw Taylor, guitar virtuosos Anders Osborneand Eric Gales, American roots sister act Larkin Poe, Blues Music Award’s Best New Artist Album winner Mr. Sipp, and more.
Joe Bonamassa, Gregg Allman, Beth Hart, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, Joanne Shaw Taylor,Anders Osborne, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band,
Eric Gales, Larkin Poe, The London Souls, Mr. Sipp,Mingo Fishtrap, Honey Island Swamp Band,Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Muddy Magnolias*, Blind Boy Paxton*, King Solomon Hicks*
*indicates Ignite Artists
Music enthusiasts can pre-register for the sailingHERE before cabins are available on June 23. Once onboard, fans can expect to enjoy three performances by Joe Bonamassa, multiple artist collaboration shows, activities with many Blues Alive at Sea artists, commemorative lithographs signed by Bonamassa, dozens of live performances by living legends and emerging blues talent, and opportunities to jam with fellow cruisers. Between fun in the sun in Tampa and Costa Maya, guests can get their kicks at sea aboard Norwegian Jade. Norwegian Jade offers Norwegian’s signature Freestyle Cruising experience, along with six stages of live music, 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, hot tubs, an expansive menu of spa treatments and much more.
As in prior years’ sailings, 2017’s festival will feature a special stage for Ignite Artists. The artists chosen for this stage are innovative trailblazers with roots in blues, taking the century-old tradition of blues music and interpreting it in exciting new ways. One of the missions of Keeping the Blues Alive is to foster the newest wave of talent who need to be heard by all music lovers and will carry the torch for the next generation of music enthusiasts. This stage gives these young, new artists a platform to introduce their music to a wider audience.
Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea’s sold-out 2015 maiden voyage and 2016’s Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea II saw the floating music festival sail to beautiful locations like Key West, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, while entertaining over 4,000 blues aficionados. Performers included many of today’s best blues artists, including John Hiatt, Robben Ford, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Blues Traveler, Beth Hart, Ana Popovic, Vintage Trouble, Marc Broussard, Shemekia Copeland, Joanne Shaw Taylor, and many more.
The sold-out festivals raised a combined $75,000 in donations for Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, which helps to fund scholarships and music programs for students and teachers across the country. Both festivals were such overwhelming successes that Bonamassa and Sixthman couldn’t wait to sign up for a third in 2017.
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Double occupancy staterooms on Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea III begin at $999 per person, plus taxes and fees. For more information about booking your vacation, visit us online atwww.bluesaliveatsea.com or call Sixthman directly at 877-379-9170 between the hours of 10AM EST and 6PM EST.