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Jam Cruise 17 Announces Artist Lineup, Event Details

OFF BEAT - May 3, 2018

Jam Cruise—one of music lovers’ more anticipated on-the-sea “festivals”—announced its January 2019 artist lineup today for its 17th annual cruise event.

Heavy on funk and jam, the aptly-named cruise leaves from Miami on January 15, 2019 and returns on January 21, making stops in Belize City, Belize, Cozumel, Mexico and Progreso, Mexico. The annual sold-out event sets sail on the Norwegian Jade, and Jam Cruisers can experience music throughout the cruise ship during the entire cruise in the boat’s theater, pool deck (which has a full festival stage set-up), and the other venues throughout the boat. Specialized programs for Brews at Sea, Chefs at Sea, and Yoga at Sea will return with a variety of new breweries, guest chefs, and daily yoga with live music to further enhance these favored interests. Guests can also participate in theme nights, autograph signings, and a wide range of entertaining activities with artist involvement.

Anyone who pre-booked will be able be able to select a cabin starting May 10.  Any remaining cabins will go on sale to the public on May 16 at 12 p.m. EST. Visit for the details and to view a highlight reel from Jam Cruise 16.

Jam Cruise 17 Artist Lineup

Umphrey’s McGee


Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Kamasi Washington


Hot Tuna Electric with Steve Kimock

Leftover Salmon

The Motet





The Cleaners feat. Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Marcus King, Kevin Scott & Deshawn Alexander


Melvin Seals & JGB

Dragon Smoke feat. Ivan Neville, Robert Mercurio, Eric Lindell & Stanton Moore*

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

Andy Frasco & The U.N.


The Porter Trio

The Nth Power presents “Rebel Music” Bob Marley Tribute

Matador! Soul Sounds

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino*

Toubab Krewe


Southern Avenue

Jon Stickley Trio


Star Kitchen feat. Marc Brownstein

The Sweet Lillies

Nathan Moore

Everyone Orchestra*

Jennifer Hartswick Super Jam*

DJ Soul Sister



Special Guests:


Big Sam

Roosevelt Collier

Daniel Rodriguez

Leslie Mendelson

Brandon “Taz” Niederauer