Joe Bonamassa and Sixthman have announced Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean III, the third European voyage in Bonamassa’s highly regarded blues-rock party at sea. The forthcoming event will set sail on Aug. 17 from Athens, Greece, and concludes on Aug. 22. Public on-sale begins today.

The five-night at-sea music festival is slated to include two sets by Bonamassa along with several electrifying performances and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations featuring a spectacular lineup of artists, including Blackberry Smoke, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Jimmy Vivino and Kirk Fletcher. Additional musical guests will be announced shortly.

In addition to unforgettable musical performances, Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean III also offers a variety of special activities and programming geared toward blue enthusiasts. Also included are wine tastings, exclusive raffles, as well as memorable moments to interact with Bonamassa and other talents aboard the luxurious Norwegian Jade. 

The ship will make stops at two stunning ports, Dubrovnik, Croatia, and Santorini, Greece, allowing attendees to acquaint themselves with breathtaking scenery and experiences. Moreover, the cruise ship also offers multiple dining options, a pool deck, the Jade Club Casino, Mandara Spa, Body Waves Fitness Center, Sports Court and much more. 

The multi-night occurrence will once again benefit Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, which is dedicated to providing students and their teachers with resources and tools to further their musical education. Learn more here.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase your pass for the blues-infused experience, visit