No need to drag your folding chairs to this hoedown. Mountain Song at Sea is the first ever floating bluegrass festival. It sails from Miami on February 1. The luxury ship Norwegian Sky will provide everything you need as you cruise the Atlantic with other bluegrass aficionados and some of the biggest names in the business:
- Del McCoury Band
- Punch Brothers
- Steep Canyon Rangers
- David Grisman Sextet
- And more
In addition to rollicking performances, the cruise will feature activities that you can’t find at other music events, including a poker tournament with Steep Canyon Rangers, a bourbon versus whiskey challenge, a banjo “petting zoo” where you can play instruments from Deering Banjo, and intimate Q&A sessions with the artists.
Inspired by the close relationship that bluegrass artists have with their fans, Steep Canyon Rangers organized this one of a kind festival in partnership with Mountain Song Productions. “The genre of bluegrass has always fostered a unique connection between the fans and the performers,” Steep Canyon front man Woody Platt recently told Garden & Gun magazine. “No music could survive without the fans—so spending time with them on this festival at sea seems natural to me.”
Can’t wait until February? Then check out the Mountain Song at Sea playlist. The good folks at Garden & Gun assembled it to get you in a beachy bluegrass mood.