Jam Cruise 2012 Doles Out Umphrey's McGee and 38 Other Doses of Trippy Tuneage

The Captain is calling you! It's time to trip!
On January 4, 2011, the ninth annual Jam Cruise got totally sunk in a sea of negative vibes when federal agents and K-9 officers from ICE, the U.S. Marshals Service, the DEA, and the Broward Sheriff's Office conducted a joint drug raid as hippies, herbal enthusiasts, and jam-band junkies boarded the MSC Poesia at Port Everglades.

Ultimately, the feds arrested 15 cruisers for possession of marijuana, LSD, mushrooms, hash oil, Ecstasy, prescription drugs, and drug paraphernalia.

But why dwell on drug busts and major bummers? That's in the past, man. And eight months from now, we'll be back on those high seas, riding kaleidoscopic waves of grooviness and giggling like human laughboxes as Jam Cruise doles out doses of trippy tuneage by Umphrey McGee and 38 others.

See the cut for the full Jam Cruise 2012 lineup, dates, and ticket details.

Jam Cruise 2012 Lineup

-Umphrey's McGee
-Keller & the Keels
-Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
-Toots & the Maytals
-Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
-Railroad Earth
-The New Deal (final performance)
-Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
-7 Walkers feat. Bill Kreutzmann, Papa Mali, Matt Hubbard, and George Porter Jr. with Steve Kimock
-The New Mastersounds
-Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set)
-Perpetual Groove
-Dirty Dozen Brass Band
-Toubab Krewe
-Break Science w/ Chali 2na
-George Porter & the Runnin' Pardners
-Dr. Klaw
-Surprise Me Mr. Davis
-Dead Kenny G's
-The Heavy Pets
-A Tribute to Sly & the Family Stone w/ Ivan Neville, Eric Krasno, Ian Neville, Adam Deitch, Nick Daniels & Nigel Hall
-Tony Hall Super Jam
-The Everyone Orchestra
-Paper Diamond
-DJ Logic
-DJ Kraz

Special Guests -Steve Kimock
-Anders Osborne
-Col. Bruce Hampton
-Big Sam
-Kyle Hollingsworth
-Chali 2na
-Jessica Lurie

Jam Cruise 2012. Monday, January 9, through Saturday, January 14, 2012. MSC Poesia, boarding at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets go on sale May 25. Visit jamcruise.com.

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Ned Pearce
Ned Pearce

First of all, Jam Cruise 9 was hardly 'sunk in a sea of negative vibes'. I was there. 15 people people busted for small amounts of drugs for their personal possession out of over 2500 total cruisers? The law abiding rest of us still had a blast. It IS possible to have a great time listening to music without 'herbal enthusiasts' in attendance you know. Second of all, I'd venture to say that if police with K-9 units searched ALL departing cruise ship passengers the way they did at port everglades last year, there would likely be as many or more 'busts' on just about every cruise out of there. They should really be searching ARRIVING passengers, no?


Big bummer, the green is needed on this cruise as much as alcohol is on a normal cruise.

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