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
-Keller & the Keels
-Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
-Toots & the Maytals
-Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
-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)
-Dirty Dozen Brass Band
-Break Science w/ Chali 2na
-George Porter & the Runnin' Pardners
-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
-Col. Bruce Hampton
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.