Cloud 9 press


GRATEFUL WEB - May 3, 2018

Today, Jam Cruise announced the highly anticipated artist lineup and complete event details for the revered music cruise’s 2019 sailing. The intimate concert vacation at sea brings an eclectic artist lineup of veterans, first-time performers, and special super-groups to the Caribbean Sea for the first six-night sailing in over a decade. The complete list of confirmed artists is included below.

The extended itinerary offers more port stops, more music, and more time onboard for the devoted community. Jam Cruise 17 sails out of Miami, Florida on January 15 and returns on January 21, 2019, making stops in Belize City, Belize, Cozumel, Mexico, and Progreso, Mexico. The itinerary will allow guests to disembark and take in local culture, participate in shore excursions, make a difference on the Positive Legacy Day of Service, or spend time relaxing on the beach.

The annual sold-out event will be setting sail on the Norwegian Jade, maintaining the event’s intimacy and innovation. Jam Cruisers can expect a variety of unique venues as organizers transform the cruise ship into the ultimate musical adventure. Curated venues will include the Main Stage on the Pool Deck, stunning Theater, collaborative late-night Jam Room, special piano sets in the Atrium, and cherished Jazz Lounge.

Creating a complete artist-fan experience that extends beyond the music, Jam Cruise features unique onboard programs, artist-hosted activities and workshops. 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. There truly is something for everyone!

The Norwegian Jade is an award-winning ship featuring recently enhanced venues and staterooms, plus a multitude of amenities and attractions. With ten different dining options, a world-class spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, pools, hot tubs, and full-service casino, Jam Cruisers can expect entertainment beyond the stacked music and activity schedule during their winter adventure.

Charitable organization Positive Legacy is an integral part of Jam Cruise. Positive Legacy works with Cloud 9 Adventures to integrate music and service to positively impact the environment, carbon footprint of traveling, and the local communities who welcome Jam Cruise to their shores. With an annual Day of Service while in port and onboard initiatives including silent and live auctions for art, signed photographs and instruments, Positive Legacy is able to raise funds during Jam Cruise to further their charity efforts. Further information regarding Positive Legacy and the Jam Cruise 17 program will be made available on

All who reserved a spot in the pre-book period will be able to select a cabin starting May 10. Any remaining cabins will go on sale to the public on May 16 at 12pm ET. Visit for all of the details.

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

(All Artists will play two shows, except those denoted with * will be playing one show)