Rocks Off Concert Cruises: Music Parties in New York Harbor
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The last date listed for Rocks Off Concert Cruises was Saturday October 6, 2012 / 8:00pm (Grateful Dead Tribute Wigjam: Ship of Fools 5).
September 10, 2012: Reggae On the River with CCB Reggae All-Stars
Bring your tribe and share the vibe on the high C’s with NYC’s hottest reggae artists. Since emerging in 1996, the CCB has been tearing up the underground New York reggae scene with sold-out performances at some of the city’s hottest venues. Their annual Bob Marley Birthday Tributes are one the most popular reggae events in the country. The group’s ability to play a wide variety of idioms, an inspired group of special guests, and their celebration of herban life and music have earned CCB legions of inspired local fans, headline status at Boston’s Freedom Rally and the Seattle Hempfest, and gigs backing diverse artists from Rita Marley to George Clinton.
*September 22, 2012: Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band *
Jimmy Kenny and The Pirate Beach Band will warm your musical soul while playing the best of Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown, as well as country favorites, summer pop, reggae and tropical classics during this East River beach party. It’s five o’clock somewhere, so go coastal and get knee deep with no shoes, no shirt and no problems! Jimmy Kenny’s concerts provide the soundtrack and atmosphere for endless summer fun!
September 28, 2012: The Great Undead 80’s Zombie Prom, Featuring The Engagements
Calling all geeks, creeps and zombie freaks! The debauchery kicks off with plenty of drinking, dancing and rockin’ music and culminates with a cash-prize costume contest (where a Zombie Prom King and Queen will be crowned), as well as the risk of some withering flesh and limbs falling off, of course. The Engagements, a group of top-of-their-craft musicians who share an affection for hand claps, synthesizers and all things ‘80s, headline this latest installment of the popular Zombie Prom. Come by yourself, bring a friend (or more) and make sure to go all-out in your favorite ghoulish costume and makeup. Here’s a dance party that will morph into a celebration of the 80s that few will live (but many will die) to see.
October 6, 2012: *Grateful Dead Tribute Wigjam in Ship of Fools 5: Europe ’72*
Calling All Shakedown Fleet! It’s One More Saturday Night and the time is RIGHT for dancing on the seas! It’s gonna be a party tonight, so screw those dusty peg-legs back on and twist & twirl like a happy pirate on the final Ship of Fools cruise of the season. Groove in style on The Mighty Jewel as it sails through New York Harbor on a 3-hour Saturday night journey. Enjoy spectacular views of the city, a cash bar and kitchen and hear the fantastic Grateful Dead Tribute band Wigjam perform the entire _Europe ’72 _album commemorating the 40th anniversary of its release. Proceeds from this cruise will go to support the Morning Dew radio show heard every Saturday night 1AM – 3AM on WBAI 99.5 FM New York City.
The premier Grateful Dead experience in the Northeast, Wigjam is a group of incredibly talented musicians with great ears and great stage presence! The Wigjam boys have been jamming together for years, developing a cohesive and invigorating improvisational style that captivates and stimulates their audience. Perhaps the greatest testament to the Wigjam experience: Even those who aren’t fans of The Grateful Dead have a rollicking good time at their shows. There are many Dead tribute acts in the area, but Wigjam sets the precedent with fierce passion, eclectic nuance and a sense of rock and roll history.
There are cash bars on board with food and beverages available for purchase.