Activities

Come for the music, stay for the activities! The Jam Cruise experience includes an array of onboard games, workshops, challenges, and other happenings, many of which include artist involvement. From the enlightening to the downright hilarious and nearly everything in between, some activities from past Jam Cruise sailings include staples such as Autograph Signings, the Jam Cruise Wedding, a Theme Night Fashion Show, Meet the Brewer, Panel discussions, and new and evolving activities such as the Pickin' Party, Culinary Contests, Music Themed Game Shows, and more. Additionally, Jam Cruise guests have the opportunity to purchase excursions to experience the local surroundings while in port, including adventures such as snorkeling, fishing, zip-lining, etc.

Pickin' Party w/ Anders Beck, Paul Hoffman, Amy Helm, Travis Book, Andy Hall & Cris Jacobs

Staged in the acoustically rich atrium with 4 levels of pickers ascending the magnificent golden staircase, this is your chance to dust off your own strings and engage in some fast-paced fancy pickin'! 




Ivan Neville's Annual Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

Funk Master Ivan Neville is once again our host for this high stakes tournament. Bounties Abound - Knock Ivan or any other artist out of the game for extra loot! First come first serve seating.






Jam Talks Featuring Dr. John

In our 3rd edition of the series, join Dr. John as he shares his powerful journey in becoming the New Orleans legend he is today. This is Jam Talks: bringing in ideas worth sharing from musicians with something to say. 





Brews At Sea Fest

Celebrate good beer with good people as we enjoy limited releases and other special treats from our Brews at Sea partners. There will be some surprises as well, so don't miss your chance to enjoy some FREE hop and malt goodness with your fellow Jam Cruisers. 




Meet the Brewers

Craft beer lovers unite! Come hang out and chat with the Brews at Sea brewers over some of their cold delicious creations.







Keys Matchup - Robert Walter vs. Ivan Neville

This year's match up features the KEYS, and with Robert and Ivan at the helm this one's sure to be a Battle Royale like never witnessed before! This exciting match up is not to be missed - Who will be the King of the Keys for Jam Cruise 14?  





"Let Us Play" Lettuce Documentary Presented by Live for Live Music & Human Being Media

Film Screening followed by Q&A with Lettuce and director Jay Sansone as well as producers of Live For Live Music.





Free Jazz Workshop feat. Skerik, Mike Dillon, and Vernon Reid

Breaking the ropes of the rules that so strangled the tune, Free Jazz began as a movement in the 1950's and 60's as an avant-garde rendition of traditional modal jazz. Join these rebellious souls as the explore their musical chaos in the Free Jazz Workshop.





Mix & Match Rockstar Karaoke Featuring Dan Lebowitz & Friends

Select a song out of a hat and wail your heart out! Songs selected from:

• Red Red Wine - UB40
• 99 Red Balloons - Nena
• Red House - Jimi Hendrix
• Scarlet Begonias - Grateful Dead
• Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
• Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
• Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson
• Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
• Blue Sky - Allman Brothers
• Back In Black - AC/DC
• Purple Rain – Prince
• Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
• Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

• Brown Eyed Women - Grateful Dead
• Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
• Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
• Heart of Gold - Neil Young
• White Wedding - Billy Idol
• White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
• White Room – Cream
• Touch of Gray - Grateful Dead
• Rainbow Connection - Kermit the Frog


Electronic Music Workshop w/ Joel Cummins (UM), Aron Magner (Electron), & Jesse Miller (Lotus)

Find out how sound is modified and incorporated, and explore the fine lines between synthesized and pure instrument sound use. 






Talking Hands African Drum Workshop w/ Weedie Braimah

Weedie Braimah is inviting you on a musical journey to Africa. Come learn the complex polyrhythms, techniques, and folklore behind some of the continents most renowned traditional rhythms. If you have a djembe, bring it. Limited instruments can be provided upon request. 




Karl Denson's Ba Duan Jin

Promote longevity, youth, energy and health with the master of the Tiny Universe, Karl D!  Ba Duan Jin is broken down into eight separate fluid movements, each focusing on a different physical area and qi meridian. Learn and practice as Karl D shines a light on this ancient exercise. 



Jam Cruise Wedding Officiated by Fred Wesley

Celebrate the love of your life on Jam Cruise as Fred Wesley leads us through a unique ceremony of soulful bliss. 







Funk That Tune BINGO w/ the New Mastersounds, Melissa McMillan, and members of Snarky Puppy

While enjoying your afternoon, join Positive Legacy and some of your favorite artists in a game of bingo! As the songs play you guess the name and fill in your card. There are two games, $10 donation per game. Play with your friends, have fun and listen to some of your favorite songs! 100% of the proceeds go to funding Positive Legacy’s environmental & humanitarian efforts.


Level up! Contest Costume Judged by Twiddle

The greatest to grace gameplay will be invited to Level Up on the Runway for the ultimate video game costume challenge! Your mission: Be the last one standing as Twiddle eliminates competitors. 





Reggae Brunch w/ Ashish "Hash" Vyas

Sip on mimosas and bloodies as Hash and friends lay down some sick reggae beats. Dub your way into your day!  







Mystery Jam Wing Challenge Judged by Zach Deputy and Fox Brothers Bar-B-Q

It’s time to test your true kitchen skills in the Mystery Jam Wing Challenge! Your Mission: Prepare the most tantalizing wing sauce ever devoured by Zach Deputy and the Fox Bros! The twist? You must incorporate your randomly selected jam into the sauce. First-come-first-serve sign up. 



Afro Fire Dance Workshop with Andrea Peoples

Come experience a West African Bantaba, a gathering of the healing spirits, through rhythm and dance under the musical leadership of Weedie Braimah and dance instruction of Andrea Peoples. This one hour class is constructed for all levels of rhythm and dance lovers. 





Door Decorating Contest Judged By The Werks

The tradition continues as this year's judges, The Werks, will be on the lookout for the funkiest and grooviest door! One winner will receive a limited edition Jam Cruise 14 poster signed by all the artists. Group participation encouraged, but only one prize given. Non-permanent décor only! Cabin doors approximately 78''x26''. 




Concert Photography Workshop

Come learn from Josh Timmermans, Dave Vann, Michael Weintrob and other photography pros. Find out about the creative process behind what they shoot, why they shoot, photography techniques and past concert experiences.





Autograph Signings

This is an event not to be missed - not only do you get to turn your limited edition Jam Cruise 14 poster into a prized autographed masterpiece, but you also get some face time with your favorite artists.