Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea IV to Sail Aboard Norwegian's Jade

(Will Byington) Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea III // Photo courtesy of Will Byington

Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, Joe Bonamassa and Sixthman have announced Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea IV - another voyage of the four-day music festival with Bonamassa and other celebrated names in blues. Sailing from Miami, Florida, to Montego Bay, Jamaica, on the newly renovated Norwegian Jade, 2,100 fans will have the opportunity to enjoy an array of Blues performances on multiple stages throughout the ship. 

2018 festival artists include: Black Country Communion (Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian), Los Lobos, JJ Grey & Mofro, Ana Popovic, North Mississippi Allstars, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, The James Hunter Six, Matt Andersen, Kirk Fletcher & Josh Smith, Marcus King Band, Greyhounds, Toronzo Cannon, Larkin Poe, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, New Orleans Suspects, The Steepwater Band, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Jack Broadbent, The Bros. Landreth, Juzzie Smith and more to be announced. 

Once aboard, fans can expect a special reunion of Black Country Communion, multiple artist collaboration shows, activities with Blues Alive at sea artists and dozens of live performances. 

Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea's first three voyages brought the sailing music festival to locations like Key West, the Bahamas, Costa Maya and Cozumel, all while entertaining 5,000 Blues aficionados. The sold-out festivals raised a combined $181,000 in donations for Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, which helps to fund scholarships and music programs for students and teachers across the country. 

Those wishing to attend can pre-register for the sailing now at before cabins become available. Double occupancy staterooms begin at $1,099 per person, plus taxes and fees.


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