The Outlaw Country Cruisereturns to the high seas in 2017, celebrating its second annual Caribbean voyage, presented bySixthman 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 betweenTampa, 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.
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!”
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