During the last full day of Jam Cruise 8 – January 8 – conversations on the MSC Poesia started to include talk of next year as Jam Cruise vets and newbs each voiced their opinion on who should be on the boat for Jam Cruise 9. Today, we’ve finally got our answer as to what acts will be on JC9 as well as which boat and which ports will be on the itinerary.
Jam Cruise 9 will once again be held on the MSC Poesia. The boat sets sail from Fort Lauderdale on January 4th with stops at Roatan, Honduras & Costa Maya, Mexico. Headlining this year’s cruise will be original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir – with his Scaring The Children band, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart – with their Rhythm Devils band. Jam Cruise faves Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Galactic and the Greyboy Allstars are also set to return on JC9. HT faves God Street Wine will make their first trip on Jam Cruise come January along with Stockholm Syndrome, Big Gigantic and the Jimi Hendrix tribute act Some Cat From Japan.
Here’s the complete lineup…
The Lineup: Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, & Jay Lane are Scaring the Children * Rhythm Devils feat. Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart * Robert Randolph & The Family Band * Galactic * The Greyboy Allstars * God Street Wine * Stockholm Syndrome * Lotus * JoJo’s Mardi Gras Band *ALO * Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk * Easy Star All-Stars * Lettuce * Garage A Trois * The New Mastersounds * Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars * Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears * Anders Osborne Feat. sets with Stanton Moore & Robert Walter and with George Porter, Jr & Johnny Vidacovich * Big Sam’s Funky Nation * Cornmeal * Some Cat From Japan feat. Ron Johnson, Will Bernard, Scott Metzger, Eric Bolivar & Nigel Hall performing a tribute to Jimi Hendrix * Greensky Bluegrass * Big Gigantic * Zach Deputy * Pimps Of Joytime * Maceo Parker Super Jam
Special Guests: Leo Nocentelli * Fred Wesley * Col. Bruce Hampton * Jennifer Hartswick * Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
The public on sale for Jam Cruise 9 is on Wednesday, June 2 at 12pm ET. We’ll continue our Jam Cruise Files series shortly, so stay tuned for much more on JC9. In the meantime, click here for Scotty’s take on Jam Cruise 8.