The high seas of Boston Harbor might get a little bit higher this summer as the first wave of Rock and Blues Concert Cruises have been announced.
The series kicks off June 6 with John Brown’s Body, and the rest of the summer slate features a solo and electric Ryan Montbleau on June 21, the Adam Ezra Group — the people responsible for “The Devil Went Up To Boston” — on June 22, and world music veterans Rusted Root on June 25.
Additional cruises will be announced, but in the meantime, tickets for the current crop are on sale via rockandbluescruise.com. All cruises sail on the Provincetown II operated by Bay State Cruise Company at the World Trade Center Pier.
We normally call these “Booze Cruises,” but alcohol might not be the preferred method of partying with this lineup. Check it out below…
The 2014 summer schedule to date is:
June 6 — John Brown’s Body, with special guests The Nth Power. Boarding at 7 p.m., sailing at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day-of.
June 21 — Ryan Montbleau (solo acoustic and solo electric). Boarding at 6:30 p.m., sailing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $28 in advance, $30 day-of.
June 22 — Adam Ezra Group. Boarding at 2 p.m., sailing at 3 p.m. Tickets: $28 in advance, $34 day-of.
June 25 — Rusted Root. Boarding at 6:30 p.m., sailing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $28 in advance, $30 day-of.
July 20 — Boston Rock and Soul Festival, Brothers McCann, Baker Thomas Band, Jugghead Band and special guests, Amy Kucharik, Danielle, Miraglia, Jenee Halstead, George Woods, Dave Deluca, Ryan Fitzsimmons and more. Boarding at 2 p.m., sailing at 3 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day-of; early bird tickets $15 until May 30, 2014.
August 10 — Annual Booty Boat Cruise, with Booty Vortex. Boarding at 2 p.m., sailing at 3 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day-of.
August 17 — To Be Announced
Here’s some fine print…
Online ticketing closes four hours before sailing on the day of the event. If the show is not sold out, tickets will be available at the Bay State Cruise Box Office located at the pier starting 90 minutes before sailing. All Rock and Blues Concert Cruises sail rain or shine. Ticket holders must be 21+.
Parking for Bay State Cruise Company in the Seaport District: Adjacent open air parking lots cost $13-$20 per car per day. Underground parking is available at the Seaport Hotel, directly across the street from the dock. Rates in the garage are more expensive.
Take the T to Bay State Cruise Company via the Silver Line – Take the subway to South Station and transfer to the Silver Line (the Silver Line also travels through the Back Bay). The Silver Line departs approximately every five minutes to the World Trade Center stop and the trip is just a few minutes.