- The Rock Boat, the country’s original music festival at sea, is proud to announce its fifth annual excursion, which will feature more than 30 artists, including; Sister Hazel, Cowboy Mouth, O.A.R. Gavin DeGraw and Marc Broussard. The four-day cruise will debark on September 29, 2005, from New Orleans, and will travel to a Caribbean destination before returning to port on October 3rd. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning today Monday, November 1. Fans are advised to act quickly as half of the boat’s available spaces have already been sold to this year’s Rock Boat return attendees.
Founded in 2000, The Rock Boat was created by Florida natives and musicians, Sister Hazel and their Atlanta-based management team, Sixthman. Recognizing the need for a more personal “fan experience,” the team developed the concept for what is now regarded as one of the most successful fan-based events in the country.
“What started as an end of tour ‘Thank You’ event for fans has now become an annual vacation that many folks plan their year around,” states Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel.
“Being on the Rock Boat was like being back in a small town playing for a close group of people who love getting together playing music and listening to it and that’s hard to find,” adds Rock Boat artist, Gavin DeGraw.
With headliners including Sister Hazel, Cowboy Mouth, Tonic and more, the lineup for The Rock Boat 2004 proved to be a huge hit. Exhilarating performances and impromptu jams by both bands and singer/songwriters provided cruise goers a variety of opportunities to hear quality music around the ship. “It’s nearly 24 hours of music everywhere… from the open-air pool decks and comfortable lounges to the larger live performance rooms, The Rock Boat is a fantasy land for fans,” adds Sister Hazel’s Ken Block.
Other on board activities include band meet-and-greets and VIP parties where fans can spend quality time chatting, taking photos and receiving autographs from their favorite performing artists as well as fan inspired door decorating contests, charity auctions, toga parties and so much more!
Fans of The Rock Boat will also love the second annual The Rock Slope experience in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Featuring performances by Sister Hazel, Better Than Ezra and Edwin McCain, the unique experience will take place during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, Thursday, March 17th through Sunday, March 20th, 2005