Bill's Pickin' Parlor, Wilson Pickins Promotions and SamJam Promotions are proud to announce a new Cruise Adventure for 2020, the "Bill's Pickin' Parlor Bluegrass and Jam Cruise!" The Carnival Paradise will set sail on March 14, 2020 from Tampa to Cozumel and the Cayman Islands, returning on March 19, 2020.
Willie Wells, proprietor of the historic Bill's Pickin' Parlor in Columbia, SC., has been dabbling in the travel industry and brought the idea to Melanie Wilson of Wilson Pickins Promotions earlier this year who immediately "jumped on board." Wilson had been discussing the same idea with another promotional partner, Sam Karr of SamJam Promotions and so the three merged together in an effort to put together a fantastic event at sea.
Knowing that there are a lot of cruises out there available for people to choose from, the partners really want to offer a new experience, and plan to bring exciting and fun activities on board that haven't been uniformly offered on mainstream Bluegrass cruises in the past. Folks will have a chance for up close and personal time with these multi-award winning musicians through jams and workshops, daily shows from super-group mash ups, as well as the regular on board full band concerts. The artists are contributing a lot of ideas to the cruise as well in hopes to make this a memorable cruise for all.
Cruise goers will enjoy a diverse roots music buffet from some of the hottest names in the industry today incuding Grammy nominated, 5 time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Dale Ann Bradley, Grammy Award winner Clay Hess and his band, female super-group Sister Sadie, the "classy, bluegrassy" family band Willamson Branch, the revered hard-driving Kentucky based Turning Ground, "Hillbilly Goddess" Alecia Nugent, the host band, Willie Wells and the Blue Ridge Mountain Grass, and more to come!
Registration is available at https://bluegrassjamcruise.com/register-here and you can lock in your cabin choice for only $150 deposit. Fares are the lowest they will be right now, starting at a base price of just $399, plus taxes/fees. Let us know who YOU want to cruise with!!! Stay tuned for more fun updates about this