Jam Cruise is action packed with an array of activities and workshops happening all around the ship. Look forward to Jam Cruise staples like the Poker Tournament, Autograph Signings, Game Shows, Door Decorating Contest & Yoga... Additional unique activities will be added throughout the year. Also look for artist-hosted informative workshops on topics like brewing beer, playing an instrument, songwriting and more. Channel your inner self, test your musical knowledge with featured artists, or just kick back for a laugh!
Adam Deitch and Stanton Moore DRUM OFFIt's a Drum Off! This incredible match up will have drumsticks flying at mach speed as these two bad ass drummers go head-to-head in Jam Cruise's first musician match up. Who will be crowned the Jam Cruise 12 Champion??
JAM Talks with Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation)
Delve into the deep ocean of Rob Garza as he inaugurates our Jam Cruise series JAM Talks, bringing in ideas worth sharing from musicians with something to say.
BaDuanJin - Eight Silken Movements Led by Karl Denson
Promote longevity, youth, energy and health with the master of the Tiny Universe, Karl D! BaDuanJin is broken down into eight separate fluid movements, each focusing on a different physical area and qi meridian. This Qigong centering developed by the ancient Chinese (dating back to Circa 1000!) was passed down for thousands of years and now comes to you fresh as morning dolphin with sea breeze kisses. Learn and practice as Karl D shines a light on this ancient energy-centering exercise, and balance your Chi for the long nights ahead.
The Annual Ivan Neville Texas Hold 'em Tournament
You might be tempted to throw your pocket aces in the dumpsta, but stick it out and be the champ to win cash and some serious bragging rights (did someone say bounty on Ivan Neville's head??). Sign ups will be directly before the game. More information to come.
This is an event not to be missed - not only do you get to turn your limited edition JC 12 poster into a prized autographed masterpiece, but you also get some face time with your favorite artists!
Wheel of FORTUNE COOKIE
Hosted by Jon Fishman & Col. Bruce Hampton, featuring the New Mastersounds as House Band & Lighting by Chris Kuroda
Are you ready to solve the puzzle? You may think you can master the traditional game, but contestants are in for some hilarious surprises in Jam Cruise’s Wheel of FORTUNE COOKIE! Spin the wheel and crack open a fortune cookie to see what the Colonel and Fishman have in store – you may be in for a challenge of wit, skill, or pure luck as you attempt to win the chance to call out a letter. First contestant to solve the puzzle WINS! Contestants will be chosen from the audience – stand out from the crowd to enhance your chance!
Brews at Sea Fest
Presented by Draft Magazine
Jam Cruise's very own beer festival on board out floating music paradise. We are happy to welcome Draft Magazine on board to host this event. Specialty (and complimentary!) offerings by Magic Hat Brewing Company, SweetWater Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Breckenridge Brewery, NOLA Brewing, Bell's Brewery, New Belgium Brewing Company, Woodchuck Cider, and Dunedin Brewery will be available on the pool deck on Tuesday, January 7 (Day at Sea) beginning at 2:45 PM.
Dead Heads Pickin' Party
Keller Williams, Anders Beck and Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass, Allie Kral, and members of the Infamous Stringdusters
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to play alongside your favorite musicians - bring your own pickin' strings and some fast-paced fancy fingering to this annual bash. This year's theme combines The Grateful Dead with the Talking Heads, we know you won't want to miss this shindig!
Jam Cruise Wedding
Officiated/sung by Jans Ingber
Celebrate your plus 1 – forge your friendships forever at our Jam Cruise wedding and share in everlasting awesomeness as Jans sings his own gloried version of the ceremony.
MarchFourth Acrobatics Workshop
Your chance to learn from the pros about fusing music with performance. This activity is not for the faint of heart – come prepared to get involved as MarchForth first teaches and then hands over the reins to cruisers in this fun-filled acrobatics workshop!
Door Decorating Contest
Judged by Orgone
Bring your funkiest decor and turn your door into a work of art! Creativity is key - Orgone will be dancing down the halls looking for the most creative and funkified space. Orgone will announce the winner during their final set and will present an autographed JC 12 poster! Group participation is encouraged, but only 1 prize will be given. Be sure to use non-permanent decor!
with Simon Allen & DJ Logic
Test your music knowledge and enter for the chance to win tickets to Gathering of the Vibes, Wakarusa & Forecastle Festivals as Logic spins the tunes and Simon of the New Mastersounds hosts. Listen for songs you know and match 'em to WIN - Proceeds benefit Positive Legacy.
Hosted by Matt Butler & Dan Lebowitz
Throw your name in the hat for your chance to sing a tune as members of Jam Cruise bands rock out! Special twist this year - a panel of judges will review your performance - featuring Skerik, David Shaw of the Revivalists, and Terry McDermott of the Voice.
Positive Legacy Presents Jammin in Jamaica with Everyone Orchestra
Cloud 9 Adventure’s non-profit arm, Positive Legacy, provides opportunities to integrate music and service through actions that positively impact people and the environment. On Day 3 join Positive Legacy for Jammin in Jamaica with an all-star Everyone Orchestra and conductor Matt Butler. We will visit the Ras Astor Black Music & Arts Learning Institute in Falmouth for an afternoon of interactive entertainment to benefit youth skills development in Jamaica. Expect a stellar lineup of Jam Cruise artists (TBA) to collaborate with the local talent, share a delicious Jamacian meal and, perhaps a futbol match. Tickets on sale in the near future!