Jam Cruise just announced their lineup for its 16th year, and we’re beyond excited to hop aboard the Norwegian Jade in Miami, Florida, for Jam Cruise 16, which runs from January 17th through 22nd with stops at Roatan, Honduras and Grand Cayman. As always, the lineup for the near week-long event is stacked, with Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood topping the bill.Jam Cruise is always diverse in the music it brings to the table, and 2018 will be no different. Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Maceo Parker, Lettuce, The New Mastersounds, Dumpstaphunk, Turkuaz, Naughty Professor featuring Chali 2na, and The Main Squeeze will all be in attendance to provide their funk stylings throughout the cruise. Jam acts Lotus, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and Aqueous are all set to perform, as well as Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, Jeff Chimenti, George Porter Jr., and John Kimock, who will be on the boat for a performance by the beloved Voodoo Dead.However, guests should not just get ready for funk and jam, though there’s plenty of that accounted for on Jam Cruise’s bill. Keller Williams, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and Lil’ Smokies will be providing more bluegrass-inspired sounds, while, on the other end of the spectrum, Gramatik, The Russ Liquid Test, and DJ Logic will add each their takes on electronic music to the mix. Reggae and afrobeat will be readily accounted for with performances by Steel Pulse and Antibalas, and attendees can also look forward to soulful performances by Marcus King Band, Con Brio, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Robert Randolph, and Kat Wright. Additionally, special guest Ryan Montbleau, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Dan Lebowitz, Mike Dillon, Skerik, and Roosevelt Collier will be on-board for special collaborations and sit-ins.In addition to the non-stop music that goes down each year, Jam Cruise 16 has a bunch of special programs and activities lined up both on the boat and at its two stops. Pre-book cabin selections will run from May 10th through 12th, and the public on-sale starts on May 16th and 12 p.m. EST. Find out more on Jam Cruise’s website here.[Photo courtesy of Phierce Photo]
To ring in 2019, Greensky Bluegrass will return to The Riviera Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The bluegrass juggernauts will set up shop at the fan-favorite theater for four nights, spanning from December 28th to December 31st. Currently, four-day passes for this upcoming New Year’s Eve run are available via Greensky Bluegrass’s fan-club lottery here, with the lottery remaining open until Thursday, September 13th, at 3 p.m. (CT). Tickets will become available to the general public on Friday, September 14th, at 10 a.m. (CT). Head to the band’s website for more information.Greensky Bluegrass has a busy fall on the books ahead of this highly anticipated and newly announced New Year’s Eve run. In two weeks, the band will perform at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre for two nights, with these performances serving as the kick-off for Greensky Bluegrass’s fall tour. From there, the band will tour across the U.S. with support from Ghost Light and The Lil Smokies before returning to Kalamazoo State Theatre for a two-night Thanksgiving run with Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys.