Jam Cruise, the beloved musical cruise and destination event, will return back to its five-day format with two port stops in 2019. Jam Cruise 18 will take place from January 7th-12th, 2020, returning to the MSC Divina for stops in Ocean Cays, Bahamas and Costa Maya, Mexico.

One of the many highlights of Jam Cruise is the expansive offering of musical supergroups that rarely perform elsewhere. One of those groups is Dragon Smoke, the Jazz Fest-born supergroup comprised of New Orleans heavy-hitters Ivan NevilleStanton MooreRobert Mercurio, and Eric Lindell. In January 2019, Dragon Smoke took over the Pool Deck to take Jam Cruise day 3 into the midnight hour. A rare appearance for the all-star crew outside of Jazz Fest, the quartet welcomed a plethora of guests including Big Sam, Skerik, Mike Dillon, Marcus King, and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer.

This week, Jam Cruise shared pro-shot footage of Dragon Smoke working through a scorching rendition of “Yes We Can Can”, a classic R&B tune written by Allen Toussaint and initially recorded by the Pointer Sisters.  Check out Jam Cruise’s latest release from their video vault rollout below:

Dragon Smoke – “Yes We Can Can” – Jam Cruise 17

[Video: Jam Cruise]

Earlier this month, the event finally dropped its highly anticipated Jam Cruise 18 lineup, which is headed by The Claypool Lennon Deliriummoe.Galactic, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Known for their diverse and all-star lineup all around, Jam Cruise 18 will also see performances by Les Claypool’s Bastard JazzLettuceLotusPigeons Playing Ping PongTurkuazGarage a TroisDumpstaphunkTank and the BangasKeller Williams’ Grateful GrassKeller Williams Solo SetElectronGhost LightMihaliThe Soul RebelsCory Wong, Samantha FishCircles Around the SunRobert Walter’s 20th Congress (ft. George Porter Jr.)Too Many ZoozGrateful ShredChali 2na & Cut ChemistGhost-NoteCris Jacobs BandKitchen DwellersSpagaJoe Hertler & the Rainbow SeekersThumpasaurusLove CanonNathan MooreEveryone OrchestraMarcus King Super JamDJ Brownie, and Maddy O’Neal.

An eclectic group of solo musicians and special guests will also board the MSC Divina come next January, including Charlie HunterRyan MontbleauDan “Lebo” LebowitzTom HamiltonSteve PoltzHolly BowlingCris JacobsBrock ButlerWalter Wolfman WashingtonGeorge Porter Jr.Karina RykmanCasey BenjaminAlfreda Gerald, and Roosevelt Collier.

Masters Camp At Sea classes are also available as an add-on program. This extraordinary program is designed for musicians and non-musicians alike, featuring intimate performances, master classes, and artist-hosted jam sessions with Luther DickinsonEric KrasnoNikki GlaspieGarrett Sayers, George Porter Jr., Charlie Hunter, Ivan Neville, Robert Walter, and Nigel Hall.

Head to Jam Cruise’s website for more information.