MIKE PORTNOY Announces 'Progressive Nation At Sea' Cruise

InsideOut Music has teamed up with Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian and Sixthman to bring Progressive Nation to the high seas in 2014!

The inaugural sailing will take place February 18-22, 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas.

This music festival at sea gives you an experience that a land festival just can't match.

In addition to four days in the beautiful Caribbean and all the amenities of a cruise ship; you will enjoy music from morning until night with over 40 shows on multiple stages, along with activities, question-and-answer sessions, panels and workshops from your favorite artists.

Lineup:

TRANSATLANTIC
PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN
JON ANDERSON
KING'S X
SPOCK'S BEARD
THE FLOWER KINGS
PAIN OF SALVATION
RIVERSIDE
TONY HARNELL & BUMBLEFOOT
BIGELF
BEARDFISH
THE DEAR HUNTER
JOLLY
NEXT TO NONE


Portnoy says: "In 2008 and 2009, I created a touring package called Progressive Nation and with DREAM THEATER headlining. We did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.

"Well, after a five-year hiatus, I have decided to resurrect Progressive Nation and this time we are taking it to the seas! But rather than a four-band bill like previous Progressive Nation tours, we have expanded the bill to over a dozen of today's greatest progressive bands, musicians and artists (and there may be one or two more still to be confirmed).

"Myself and my former DREAM THEATER bandmate Derek Sherinian have teamed up with Sixthman (who have done incredibly successful cruises with Kid Rock, LYNYRD SKYNYRD and the annual Kiss Cruise, to name a few), as well as our friends at InsideOut Music, and look forward to a very successful inaugural launch of Progressive Nation At Sea February 18th thru 22nd, 2014.

"We are so excited to take part in this historic maiden voyage and look forward to sharing this one-of-a-kind event with fans from all around the world!"

This music festival at sea gives music fans an experience that a land festival just can't match. In addition to four days in the beautiful Caribbean, guest will have the opportunity to see their favorite musical heroes perform numerous sets around the many stages set around Norwegian Pearl. And when guests are not attending a performance, a variety of activities hosted by the artists will fill the day.

Progressive Nation At Sea begins at $700 per person plus taxes and fees. Prices include entertainment, meals, and access to Norwegian Pearl's outstanding amenities, including outdoor pool, hot tubs, rock climbing wall, and fitness center.

With 15 decks of fun, Norwegian Pearl offers guests access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, four hot tubs, and spa treatments to help forget about the world left behind. Onboard concerts aren't the only things that rock on Norwegian Pearl — passengers looking for more activities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames at the onboard lanes, or tempt lady luck at The Pearl Club Casino. Progressive Nation cruisers will also have the opportunity to explore the sandy beaches of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, their very own private island getaway. A host of beachside activities and games, the gigantic "Hippo" water slide, and access to food and beverage service will make the stay on Great Stirrup Cay an unforgettable experience.

Visit www.progressivenationatsea.com to register for the pre-sale today.

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