(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The always-popular Jam Cruise revealed its artist line-up today for the 4th annual water-bound gala.
Joining Jam Cruise favorites, this year the floating music festival welcomes Gomez, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Digable Planets, and Antibalas Aftrobeat Orchestra to the roster. With Bela Fleck and the Flecktones officially on hiatus for 2005, Jam Cruise 4 offers the band's only confirmed appearance this year.
These first-timers will join 20 other acts, including veterans Galactic, Umphrey's McGee, Keller Williams, Galactic, and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. Also on the boat for year four: The String Cheese Incident side-projects (Remarkable Elba Kramer featuring Kyle Hollingsworth, Zilla featuring Michael Travis, Honkytonk Homeslice featuring Billy Nershi and Elastic Mystic featuring Michael Kang with DJ Lorin), Steve Kimock Band, Liza Oxnard, Fantastic 4 (featuring Eric Krasno, Robert Walter, Cheme Gastelum, andAdam Deitch), and more artists still TBA.
Now in its fourth year, Jam Cruise has become a leader in the evolution of music festivals and cruise travel. For Jam Cruise 4 the Italian cruise line's MSC Lirica will leave port from Ft. Lauderdale on January 7, 2006, floating for six days and six nights with stops in Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) and Cozumel (Mexico).
The MSC Lirica first sailed in 2004 and is the cruise line's newest fleet addition. The ship boasts accommodations for more that 2000 passengers, offering more suites and ocean views than last year; plus fine dining, multiple swimming pools and whirlpools, gym and sauna, and much, much more.
Ask writer Richard Gehr (Village Voice, The Phish Book, eMusic) who was aboard Jam Cruise 3 on assignment. "I always thought a cruise was something you suffered through with your family for your grandmother's 80th birthday… Now I just hope that Jam Cruise is still around for my 80th birthday party."
Jam Cruise 4 general on sale will happen May 18th at 10 am MST at www.jamcruise.com. Visit the website for cabin prices (prices range from $799 – $1749 per bed) and other details including terms and conditions and cabin reservation instructions. Cabins will go quickly. It's not too late to pre-book – until midnight MST on May 1, a $250.00 refundable deposit will reserve you a spot.
Jam Cruise is presented by Cloud 9 Adventures: a partnership between Mark Brown of Florida's Brown Coffee Productions, Athens promoter Josh Moore of Jomo Entertainment, Roger Naber of Legendary Blues Cruises, and Joe Hanan. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers