Cruises with live music both entertain passengers and keep them from making out the curse words whales have incorporated into their songs after centuries of sailor exposure. Take in less salty tunes with this GrouponLive deal to a Reggae on the River cruise aboard the Jewel, presented by Rocks Off and departing from Skyport Marina. Choose from the following options:
For $18, you get one ticket to Reggae on the River featuring the CCB Reggae All-Stars (up to a $35.44 value, including fees). Boarding begins at 6 p.m., and departure is at 7 p.m.
For $15, you get one ticket to Reggae on the River featuring The Skatalites on Wednesday, June 27 (up to a $30.08 value, including fees). Boarding begins at 7 p.m., and departure is at 8 p.m.
Rocks Off's Reggae on the River cruises whisk up to 300 passengers on a three-hour voyage soundtracked by the beats of premiere reggae bands. For three dates this summer, the CCB Reggae All-Stars lay down energetic live sets highlighted with tracks such as "Just to Be Alive" and "Get Lifted." The band originally formed in 1996 as the High Times Cannabis Cup house band and performs a massively popular annual birthday tribute to Bob Marley.
On June 27, The Skatalites punctuate the cruise with their rocksteady rhythms, which Rolling Stone called "essential in popularizing their genre, which included elements of R & B, jazz, calypso and Cuban music." Founded in Kingston in 1964, the band has played behind and touched the dreadlocks of many legends in the genre, including Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and Toots and the Maytals.
The Jewel's two proud tiers encompass a stage on the fully enclosed lower level, a full bar, and two outdoor decks broadcasting city views as the captain steers south along the East River. The bands' jubilant trumpets and trombones ricochet off the underside of three bridges— the Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn— as the craft crests into New York Harbor toward the Statue of Liberty.
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