More Than Just Shows

Come one, come all you jam session enthusiasts! After a successful first year in 2019, the Cayamo Community Showcase is back and better than ever! This unique activity will still have you meeting and playing with your fellow Cayamoans but with a few tweaks thanks to the feedback from last year's participants. If you're ready to take on a new kind of journey through song that is full of collaboration and community, click HERE for all of the details.

The deadline to sign-up is Sunday, January 19th. Participants will be notified on or around Wednesday, January 22nd via email.

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This one is for the musicians amongst us! Bare your soul with an original song or impress your fellow Cayamoans with a cover of your favorite performer’s music. The choice is yours during this Open Jam!
Here's are some important details about how to participate:

We will provide: backline, microphones, keyboard, electric guitar, electric bass, drum kit, and production assistance + Sixthman reps on hand to help you get signed up and settled in.
You should provide: Your OWN guitar or bass (if you don't want to borrow ours), drum sticks, harmonica, and super amazing talent!

Show up 30 minutes before each jam session to sign up. Find the Sixthman staffer with the sign up sheets. They can help you out. We will do our best to match you with other cruisers, sign up your whole group, or mark you as a solo performer. Time slots are first come, first served. Share the wealth! There are only so many time slots to go around. Once you've signed up for a spot, make sure you write it down. If you miss your time slot, we'll give it away to someone else. (But we will definitely try to fit you in elsewhere.)


A guest favorite from the 12th edition of Cayamo is back for round two! You’ve seen him behind the drum kit with some of Cayamo’s finest -- Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, and more -- Brady Blade is here to show the ways of drumming in a Cayamo state-of-mind.  Folk, Roots, and beyond - he’ll guide you through his techniques and tricks of the trade in studio and on stage.  From proper tempo and playing to the song to crafting the rise and fall - Brady will show you how he does it all!

Guitar Shed's Parker Smith brings you a session dedicated to our Journey Through Song! This session will focus on learning songs written by artists on this year’s Cayamo. Participants will receive a songbook of 10 hand-picked songs with lyrics and chords. Throughout this clinic, Parker will cover salient elements that you can incorporate into your songwriting based on the songs included in the songbook. 


This clinic will feature a multilayered approach to songwriting elements as they relate to the guitar and will focus on everything from strumming patterns to transposing chord progressions. Parker will cover playing with a capo, using alternate tunings, chord construction/voicings, along with a digestible amount of music theory. 

In this master class, you will have the opportunity to play on stage and receive constructive real-time feedback from Parker in front of an audience. Every musician is unique, but many of you may be working to develop similar skills and techniques. The master class environment is a great opportunity to take your playing to the next level and learn from your fellow Cayamo musicians. 
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You're in for a treat, Cayamo! Beach Boys Co-founders Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and a few of their amazing band members will gather round to chat about their legendary history writing songs and recording albums. This intimate look inside one of the world's most beloved bands is the perfect mid-day music break!

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What better way to begin a jam-packed, music-filled day than with a calming session of Tai Chi with everyone's favorite zen master, Jim Lauderdale! 

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A Cayamo tradition, Ask Sixthman is your chance to ask your Warrior, Sixthman Jess and Sixthman Andy all of those burning questions about how this Journey Through Song is planned and executed each year.

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Welcome to the newest members of our Cayamo family. Let us show our appreciation during this meetup and give you a chance to connect with fellow maiden voyagers!

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Where would Cayamo be without those Cayamoans who have sailed with us from the start? Stop by for a special thank you toast from Sixthman Jess and Sixthman Andy, mingle with your fellow 13 timers and more!

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Over the years this family has found a way to live the Cayamo way of life throughout the entire year with house concerts. This meetup is a chance for all Cayamoans who coordinate, host or attend these special shows to gather and exchange stories, advice and ideas for future House Concerts.


More Amenities

Along with days and nights filled with musical performances, fun and engaging activities will be a part of the experience, too! Many times you'll be right alongside your favorite artists. In addition to programming that we'll plan especially for this festival, guests can enjoy the following amenities on Norwegian Pearl:

Swimming Pool & Hot Tubs
Fitness Center
Jogging/Walking Track
Sports Court

Please note - due to the unique nature of this festival, we may have to close certain venues and rooms unexpectedly. In the event that we need to close any of these areas we will notify guests as soon as possible. At times, notification may not be public until guests have arrived on board. 

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