As if five nights of music overseas isn’t enough, get ready for a ton of activities to keep your afternoons filled with excitement. We’re curating a schedule of daytime fun ranging from morning yoga and smile-inducing games to artist hosted workshops. These are a great time to meet new friends and explore the ship!

Check out the complete programming details for our 2020 adventure to give you an idea of what to expect in paradise!

Wait Wait… Don’t Jam Me

Based on NPR’s panel game show, this activity will feature panelists Tank (Tank and the Bangas), Cory Wong & Scotty B (JamBase) going head-to-head with JC contestants about jamband news. Come early and put your name in the hat for a chance to be a contestant!

The Art of the Blues

We are so lucky to have Walter Wolfman Washington and Samantha Fish on board with us. You won’t want to miss this playshop where both share about their unique relationship to the Blues.

Color War Games

A summer camp classic is coming to the ship this year. As each deck embraces their color, we’ll battle it out with a Jam Cruise-style Color War! Join hosts Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers and rep your deck!

Eric Benny Bloom’s Really Tacky Show

It’s that time again! Join us for another wild ride at Eric Benny Bloom’s Really Tacky Show. The Lettuce trumpeteer will have an all star cast joining him for music, comedy, and more… One can never be certain what to expect at a show like this!

The Deitch Family Drum Clinic

In this clinic, Bobby & Adam will discuss drumming concepts, as well as share techniques and learning methodology. You can expect surprise drummers to demonstrate some of the beats in Bobby’s book “The Drummer In You”!

The Annual Ivan Neville

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

You gotta know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em when you join Ivan Neville for an afternoon of Texas Hold ‘Em Poker. Play to pay and you may just walk away with some cash!

The Pedal Party

Ever wonder what’s going on when a musician’s feet start hitting pedals? With the help of Karina Rykman, Tom Hamilton, Roosevelt Collier, and Casey Benjamin, we will explore the world of pedals, the sounds they make, and their approach to using them.

Acoustic Cafe

Grab a cup of joe and check out these three fine singer/songwriters as they each take a turn sharing a song. In this songwriter’s circle, each will discuss their approach and perform a mix of originals as well as covers.


Test your music knowledge as you listen to the tracks, find the song on your card & win prizes! With the Pigeons Playing Ping Pong guys involved, you can definitely expect some shenanigans!

Autograph Signing

Here’s your chance to get some face time with your favorite artists and have your limited edition poster autographed. Note 2 items max per person and the line closes ½ hour prior to activity end.

Singles Mingle

Are you single and ready to mingle? Jam Cruise is filled with folks that are compatible to your interests & in the same boat! Take a few mins to have a cocktail and meet other Jam Cruise singles. Jam Cruise is for Lovers, after all!

Costume Contest

We’re getting Looney for our Costume Contest this year! Come strut your stuff for our panel of judges, Marlon Lewis (Star Kitchen), Hash Vyas, and Congo Sanchez. Groups and individuals alike are welcome.