3x GRAMMY® Award-nominated guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa and Sixthman, the leader in festivals and music cruises for more than a decade, are proud to announce the addition of 3 new amazing artists to the Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean III line-up. Kenny Wayne ShepherdLaura Cox, and When Rivers Meet are the latest to join the star-studded lineup on the third European voyage of Bonamassa’s world-famous floating blues-rock party at sea. Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean III sails August 17-22, 2023, traveling from AthensGreece to DubrovnikCroatia and SantoriniGreece aboard the luxurious Norwegian Jade. Limited cabins are available. For complete details and reservations, please visit

This five-night music festival at sea will feature performances from 20+ amazing blues artists, including Joe BonamassaKenny Wayne ShepherdBlackberry SmokeChristone “Kingfish” IngramRuthie Foster and more. Cruisers can expect two unique sets from Bonamassa along with dozens of electrifying live performances and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations that can’t be seen anywhere else. Visit to view the full line-up.

In addition to the non-stop music, Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean III guests will enjoy an array of unique activities and special programming geared towards the ultimate blues enthusiasts. Wine tastings, exclusive raffles, and opportunities to interact with Bonamassa and other artists onboard are just a few of the unique experiences guests will enjoy at sea. Sign up at to be the first to know when new artists and activities are announced.

Between the non-stop music and onboard events, the ship will dock at stunning ports in two of the most breathtaking cities in the world — Dubrovnik, Croatia, a medieval city adorned with cobblestone lanes that lead to world class restaurants with delicious cuisine, and Santorini, Greece, known for its iconic whitewashed architecture, steep cliffs, and stunning sea views. Shore excursions will be available to purchase until 4-6 weeks prior to sailing.

The stunning Norwegian Jade will provide everything needed to make Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean III the most extraordinary cruise vacation yet, with fully stocked bars at (almost) every corner, tasty dining options, the Pool Deck (with multiple hot tubs), the Jade Club CasinoMandara SpaBody Waves Fitness CenterSports Court, and much more.

Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean III will once again benefit the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation (KTBA), dedicated to providing students and teachers the resources and tools needed to further music education. Founded by Bonamassa in 2011, KTBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to fuel the passion for music by funding programs and scholarships for students and teachers who possess the desire but lack the resources or access to achieve their potential within music education. Through generous corporate sponsorships by industry powerhouses Ernie Ball Strings, Guitar Center, J&R Adventures, and individual donors, KTBA has been able to offer weekly donations to music classrooms and merit-based scholarships all over the United States, reaching over 70,000 students in all 50 states through the funding of over 450 unique projects. In 2020, KTBA took its mission a step further by forming the Fueling Musicians Program, an emergency relief plan for touring musicians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. By providing financial assistance for essential living expenses, the Fuelling Musicians Program has helped over 300 struggling musicians with immediate cash payments of $1,500. KTBA plans to make the Fuelling Musicians Program a permanent part of the organization to help musicians get on their feet and on the road. For more information, please visit

August 17-22, 2023

Sailing from Athens, Greece to Dubrovnik, Croatia and
Santorini, Greece aboard Norwegian Jade

Joe Bonamassa
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Blackberry Smoke
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Ruthie Foster
King King
Jimmy Vivino
Laura Cox
Kirk Fletcher
Vanessa Collier
Henrik Freischlader
Cardinal Black
Bywater Call
Johnny A.
When Rivers Meet
Eddie 9V
Dom Martin
The Cinelli Brothers
True Strays
Alice Armstrong

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