Andy Grammer, Ben Rector, Better Than Ezra and More Join Host Sister Hazel for 17th Sailing of The Rock Boat; Sign Up for the Pre-Sale Now through June 13, with Public On Sale Beginning June 15

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Andy Grammer, Ben Rector,
Better Than Ezra and More
Join Host Sister Hazel for
17th Sailing of The Rock Boat

Sign Up for the Pre-Sale Now through June 13, with Public On Sale Beginning June 15
Atlanta, GA – Now in its 17th year of seafaring musical adventure, The Rock Boat – one of the first themed cruises of its kind – returns for 2017 with a brand new lineup and unlimited adventures in store. Hosted by renowned alternative rock band Sister Hazel (“All for You”), The Rock Boat XVII will feature five nights of rock ‘n’ roll mayhem aboard the beautiful Norwegian Jade with stops in two Caribbean paradises along the way.

The top of the lineup includes first time Rock Boater and feel-good hit maker Andy Grammer, indie pop star Ben Rector, and ‘90s alt-rock icons Better Than Ezra. Returning Rock Boat favorites include heartland jangle rockers Red Wanting Blue, Celtic tunesmiths Gaelic Storm, Texan-bred roots group Green River Ordinance, alt-rockers Melodime, rock & roll purists Wild Adriatic, the modern folk of Andy Suzuki & The Method, Midwestern soul rockers Welshly Arms, bluesy crooner Amy Gerhartz and the jam-happy Brian Fechino & Friends. Newcomers include moody soundscapers Grizfolk, the intricate melodies of Jared & The Mill, party-starting maestro Andy Frasco & The U.N., piano popper Aijia, the funky seven-piece Ripe and the quirky art-rocker Wrenn.

“The goal in 2001 was to bring bands and their fans together on vacation for a music festival at sea,” says Sixthman founder, Andy Levine. “The Rock Boat is the event that started it all for us and after sixteen sailings the mission has shifted from creating a music festival to setting the stage for a community to celebrate the things they love most in life. Now the vacation feels more like a family reunion for both the bands and their fans while adding a few hundred new members each year.”

Embarking February 10 through February 15, 2017, the 17th annual sailing will gather more than 2,500 music lovers for an open-water musical odyssey that includes non-stop performances and collaborations from dozens of artists, theme nights, fan-band activities and tropical memory making between Tampa, Florida; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya, Mexico.

Rock fans may register now for the pre-sale at through June 13, with cabins going on sale to the public on June 15. Famous for its anything-goes atmosphere, spur-of-the moment collaborations and performances that often last from sunset to sunup, The Rock Boat will feature more than five stages and the opportunity for guests to score casual meet-and-greet time with their favorite artists.
Video recap from 2016’s 16th Annual The Rock Boat

A destination of her own, Norwegian Jade offers guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility to enjoy 11 onboard bars and lounges, 15 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, hot tubs, and a full menu of spa treatments. Guests can enjoy access to other entertainment on the ship as well, whether it’s a game of soccer or basketball on the sport court, a workout in the fitness center or tempting lady luck with a few hands in the casino, Norwegian Jade has you covered. Plus, rock boaters will enjoy a day-long excursion to Costa Maya, Mexico, whose coastal paradise of Costa Maya, Mexico where stunning beaches and ancient Mayan ruins await adventurous travelers.

For the Best selection of cabins, join the Pre-sale here:

Double occupancy staterooms on The Rock Boat XVII begin at $965 per person, plus taxes and fees. For more information about booking your vacation, visit us online at, or call Sixthman directly at 877-379-9173 between the hours of 10AM EST and 6PM EST.

Connect with The Rock Boat cruisers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TheRockBoat #therockboat.
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ABOUT SIXTHMAN: Since 2001, Sixthman has pioneered themed cruise experiences, creating intimate shared encounters for bands, brands, and their fan communities. We are proud to be celebrating our 15th year and the accomplishment of executing 94 festivals, hosting over 207,000 guests for 835,000 days on vacation at sea with world class artists such as KISS, Kid Rock, John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, Train, Pitbull, Paramore, Florida Georgia Line, Diplo, Joe Bonamassa, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 311, Lyle Lovett, Barenaked Ladies, Sister Hazel and for brand partners such as Turner Classic Movies, VH1, SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country, Walker Stalker Con, truTV and others along with Sixthman curated festivals,The Rock Boat and Cayamo!

Our festivals at sea bring non-stop performances, artist collaborations and a truly immersive vacation experience with fan/band interactions throughout the voyage and in port. Our home ports of call include Miami and Tampa Florida to dream destinations such as the Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Mexico and the Bahamas. For more information, visit and connect with us @SXMLiveLoud.  LIVE LOUD.




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