Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea announces more bands for 2023!

3x GRAMMY® Award-nominated guitar superstar JOE BONAMASSA and Sixthman, the leader in festivals and music cruises for more than a decade, have confirmed 12 more artists who will perform at Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean III, the third European voyage of Bonamassa’s world-famous floating blues-rock party at sea. Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean III sails August 17th – 22nd 2023 from Athens, Greece to Dubrovnik, Croatia and Santorini, Greece aboard the luxurious Norwegian Jade. Guests can book their cabins now at

This 5-night music festival will feature two unique sets from JOE BONAMASSA along with dozens of electrifying live performances and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations by a spectacular lineup of hand- picked special guests that include BLACKBERRY SMOKE, CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM, JIMMY VIVINO, KIRK FLETCHER, as well as the 12 artists just added to this year’s Mediterranean cruise lineup – RUTHIE FLETCHER, KING KING, VANESSA COLLIER, HENRIK FREISCHLADER, CARDINAL BLACK, BYWATER CALL, JOHNNY A, EDDIE 9V, DOM MARTIN, THE CINELLI BROTHERS, TRUE STRAYS and ALICE ARMSTRONG.

In addition to the non-stop music, guests will enjoy an array of unique activities and special programming geared towards the ultimate blues enthusiasts. Wine tastings, exclusive raffles, and opportunities to interact with Bonamassa and other artists onboard are just a few of the unique experiences guests can enjoy onboard.

Between the non-stop music and onboard events, the ship will dock at stunning ports in two of the most breathtaking cities in the world — Dubrovnik, Croatia, a medieval city adorned with cobblestone lanes that lead to world class restaurants with delicious cuisine, and Santorini, Greece, known for its iconic whitewashed architecture, steep cliffs, and stunning sea views. Shore excursions will be available to purchase until 4-6 weeks prior to sailing.

The spectacular Norwegian Jade will provide everything needed to make Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean III the most extraordinary cruise vacation yet, with fully stocked bars at (almost) every corner, tasty dining options, the Pool Deck (with multiple hot tubs), the Jade Club Casino, Mandara Spa, Body Waves Fitness Center, Sports Court, and much more.

Keeping The Blues Alive Mediterranean 2023 poster