The Outlaw Country Cruise returns to the high seas in 2017, celebrating its second annual Caribbean voyage, presented by Sixthman and Steven Van Zandt’s Renegade Circus. Setting sail on February 26 and returning March 2, 2017, the cruise will host over 2,500 fans of Outlaw Country, Southern rock, honky-tonk and Americana as they celebrate raw, rootsy music in state-of-the-art luxury between Tampa, Florida, and Cozumel, Mexico. Over four nights of like-minded community, laid-back memory making and authentic artistry, the beautiful Norwegian Jade will be transformed into a floating music festival complete with five stages and over a dozen acts on the bill so far.
Returning as performers this year are heirs to the Southern rock throne Blackberry Smoke, Cuban-inflected country outsiders The Mavericks, celebrated country-rock poet Lucinda Williams, sharp-tongued individualist Steve Earle & The Dukes, second-generation scion Shooter Jennings & Waymore’s Outlaws, featuring a special appearance by his mother Jessi Colter, the legendary Queen of Outlaw Country.
They’ll be joined by first-time cruisers like West Texas roots rock superhero Joe Ely, hard-scrabble Kentucky troubadour Chris Knight, alt-country ground breakers Old 97’s, Georgia-based drawl rockers Drivin’ N Cryin’ and the pre-war harmonies of mesmerizing duo The Secret Sisters, plus Dale Watson and His Lone Stars, Supersuckers, Bottle Rockets, The Mastersons, Jesse Dayton, Heybale! and more to be announced at a later date.
Along with a non-stop schedule of performances, guests will also be treated to once-in-a-lifetime, spur-of-the-moment collaborations, late-night jams, opportunities to meet and spend time with their favorite outlaw stars, attend autograph signings with artists and live recording sessions with Steve Earle, Shooter Jennings, Elizabeth Cook, Dallas Wayne, Roger Alan Wade and Mojo Nixon, who are all hosts on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country channel.
Created and executive produced by E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt, SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country channel features shows hosted by Steve Earle, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, Elizabeth Cook, Mojo Nixon, Shooter Jennings, Johnny Knoxville and Roger Alan Wade, Hillbilly Jim and Dallas Wayne.
“I created the Outlaw Country format to include four essential sub-genres that no longer had a place in the modern world — which was totally unacceptable to me —Traditional Country, Outlaw Country, Alternative Country, and Country Rock. I wanted all the in-betweeners to have a home,” said Van Zandt. “SiriusXM came along just in time. Now the greatest country and country-related music ever made, and still being made, is accessible to inspire future generations. And we're taking it all out on The Outlaw Country Cruise past the three mile legal limit where it belongs!”
A destination of her own, Norwegian Jade offers guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility to enjoy 11 onboard bars and lounges, 15 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, hot tubs, and a full menu of spa treatments. Guests can enjoy access to other entertainment on the ship as well, whether it’s a game of soccer or basketball on the sports court, a workout in the fitness center or tempting lady luck with a few hands in the casino, Norwegian Jade has you covered. Plus, Outlaws will enjoy a day-long excursion to the picturesque Caribbean island of Cozumel, where golden sandy beaches and world-class scuba diving adventures await.
Double occupancy staterooms on The Outlaw Country Cruise begin at $820 per person, plus taxes and fees. For more information about booking your vacation, visit us online at outlawcountrycruise.com or call Sixthman directly at 877-379-9189 between the hours of 10AM EST and 6PM EST.
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