From February 18-22, Orlando band Jupiter Groove will be a part of the Progressive Nation at Sea cruise and festival. Progressive Nation at Sea is organized by drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) and gives guests the opportunity to share a dream vacation with legendary progressive rock bands.
The sea cruise and festival showcases almost 40 well-known bands and this year has added 20 up-and-coming bands to the cruise line-up, including Jupiter Groove. “We are incredibly honored and excited to be a part of the event," said the members of Jupiter Groove. "It is amazing that Mike Portnoy picked us to be a part of his event! It’s an opportunity for us to be heard by a boatload of progressive music fans (pun intended) and to meet many other musicians that share our passion for playing. Plus we get to hear some of our favorites from Jon Anderson, Transatlantic and King’s X to Periphery and Animals As Leaders.”
Jupiter Groove is an instrumental, progressive, jam band. The band members, Juan Leon (bass), Dan RodZ (guitar) and Ralph Gray (drums) are looking forward to showcasing for progressive music fans on the cruise. Gray has worked on a cruise ship before but for the other band members this will be their first cruise.
The cruise departs from Miami and will head to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas. More information on the cruise can be found on the Progressive Nation at Sea web site.