Activities

As if five nights of nearly non-stop music wasn't enough, get ready for a ton of activities to keep your afternoons filled with fun and excitement. From judging your creativity and testing your poker face to the annual autograph signing, there is a little something for everyone.

Check out what's happening this year and stay tuned for more fun activities so you can plan your days at sea.

A Jam Cruise staple, this year's JAM Talks will features the legendary Maceo Parker! This is your chance to ask questions and hear stories in an intimate setting!
Join John Scofield, Steve Kimock, Eddie Roberts, and Marcus King as they discuss their approach to improvising, cultivating a unique sound, and pushing the limits of the modern guitar.
Promote longevity, youth, energy, and health with the master of the Tiny Universe, Karl Denson! 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 to become the champ. Play to win cash and some serious bragging rights. First-pay-first-served and seats are limited, so come early!
A true battle of the horns featuring Turkuaz -vs- Naughty Professor - let's get horn-ey! This is one activity you won't want to miss!
It's early, it's jazzy, and it really is Benny's! Come by and be a part of the antics, the audience, and of course, the entertainment as Eric "Benny" Bloom hosts his version of the late night (ahem..early) Jazz Show.
It's the most magical event ever in the land of fairy tales - best dressed couples will be given the dance floor in a Jam Cruise sparkling ballroom dance challenge - our panel of artist judges will crown the Prince and Princess who dazzle!
All the greats that honor Jam Cruise 16 in one place – your chance to get in some face time and get your limited edition JC16 wall art autographed. Note 2 items max. per person & line closes 30 minutes prior to activity end.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will be defending their namesake against The Main Squeeze and only one will reign supreme. Come by to cheer, play, and of course, enjoy the madness.
The Match Game, JC Style! Your panel of celebrities? Eric "Benny" Bloom, Mike Gantzer, Andy Frasco, Simon Allen, Skerik, and Vince Herman! Plus members of Turkuaz as the house band.
Officiated by Amayo from Antibalas! Bond together with your significant jammer and celebrate the love and light that is Jam Cruise!
Join Bhojanic Chef Archna Becker as she teaches a few musicians their favorite recipe. Come hang out, taste test, and listen along!
Meet the Brewers
DAY 2 • 1/18 • 2:00PM - 4:00PM | Great Outdoors
BEER - Because you don’t make friends with salad! Enjoy some (complimentary) reserve beers and toast the fine folks who help make it happen.

Brews at Sea Fest
DAY 5 • 1/21 • 3:00PM - 5:00PM | Pool Deck
The greatest beer festival in international waters!

Lagunitas Workshop w/ Head Brewer Jeremy Marshall
DAY 3 • 1/19 • 6:30PM - 7:30PM | Bar City
Learn about (and sample!) some of their newest brews and hear some relevant (or irrelevant) beer tales. So come hang with the Lagunitas crew... or don’t... whatever