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SAIL THE HIGH SEAS OF
ROCK ON LYNYRD SKYNYRD'S GIMME 3 DAYS CRUISE
38 Special, Drivin N Cryin and Tishamingo Join LS For 3 Days
of Full-Tilt Jams!
Atlanta, GA - Sixthman is pleased to announce Lynyrd Skynyrd's
Gimme 3 Days cruise, the latest addition to the Sixthman family
of chartered cruises, which includes The Rock Boat. Gimme 3
Days is a 3-day music vacation on board the Carnival Fascination,
a luxury cruise liner. Departing Miami on January 5, 2007, Lynyrd
Skynyrd fans will visit Nassau, in the Bahamas, before returning
on January 8, 2007. Gimme 3 Days will feature up-close-and-personal
concerts from Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, Drivin N Cryin, Tishamingo,
Keni Thomas, American Minor, Blackberry Smoke, Corey Smith,
the Blue Dogs and other bands from the Southern Rock and Country
worlds, which will be announced soon.
Renowned Southern Rock band and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
inductee, Lynyrd Skynyrd has been making music and fans for
more than 30 years. While Southern Rock has come in and out
of fashion, Lynyrd Skynyrd has stemmed the tide and remained
a force in music. Over the years, the band has released 24 records,
including Billboard chart toppers Street Survivors, Nuthin'
Fancy and One More From The Road. The band has also produced
20 singles that have appeared on the Billboard Mainstream Rock
Tracks and Pop Singles charts, including classics such as "What's
Your Name," "Free Bird," "Saturday Night
Special," "Smokestack Lightning" and "Gimme
Three Steps." Proving that Lynyrd Skynyrd tunes transcend
time, "Sweet Home Alabama," which was originally released
in 1974, has recently appeared at #19 on the Hot Ringtones chart
and #50 on the Hot Digital Singles chart, both modern categories
at Billboard. It's just another reminder that Lynyrd Skynyrd
still has a healthy fan base and a hearty career. On the Gimme
3 Days cruise, you will have the ultimate opportunity to see
this legendary band in a once in a lifetime setting.
Keeping it in all in the family, 38 Special will also be joining
Gimme 3 Days. 38 Special, led by Donnie Van Zant, the brother
of Skynyrd's leader, Johnny Van Zant, has been making some of
the best Southern Rock for the last 30 years. Since 1975, 38
Special has released 15 records, selling over 15 million, and
has had a string of hit singles, including "Caught Up in
You," "Hold On Loosely," "If I'd Been the
One," "Back Where You Belong" and "Like
No Other Night." With the intimacy of the Gimme 3 Days
setting, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Van Zant brothers
jammed together on some classic Lynyrd Skynyrd or 38 Special
Fronted by singer/songwriter extraordinaire Kevn Kinney, Drivin
N Cryin formed in Atlanta in 1986 and quickly became a success,
packing clubs across Atlanta and Athens. One of the band's early
tracks, "Straight To Hell," was an instant hit with
fans and critics alike and eventually became the modern equivalent
of "Freebird" in terms of audience requests. DNC kept
the momentum going at radio with several hit singles, such as
"Fly Me Courageous" and "Scarred But Smarter,"
which became staples of college radio, gaining the band a substantial
following throughout the Southeast. Still a fan favorite, Drivin
N Cryin can still pack a house twenty years later.
There's a whole new breed of Southern Rock bands coming into
the music scene and they will be joining their music forefathers
on Gimme 3 Days. The music of Tishamingo, Keni Thomas, American
Minor, Blackberry Smoke and the Blue Dogs is steeped in the
traditions of Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special, but stamped with
each band's unique style. Make sure to catch these amazing young
artists as they unleash their own brand of Southern Rock on
the Gimme 3 Days stage.
In addition to all of the performances by these legendary and
up-and-coming artists, fans sailing on the Gimme 3 Days cruise
have the opportunity to engage in unique artist interaction,
a chance to strut their stuff on the Open Mic stage and more,
all while experiencing a world-class Carnival cruise with fine
dining, 24-hour room service, a full-service casino, beautiful
swimming pools, a gym and many other great services. Gimme 3
Days is a must for any true fan of Rock and Roll!
For more information, go to www.gimme3days.com.
Sixthman, LLC headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, focuses on
creating, marketing and commercially developing musically-driven
lifestyle events with an emphasis on themed cruises. Founded
and formed in 2002 by industry leaders Andy Levine and Tod Elmore,
Sixthman has rapidly captured market share in the events marketing
industry. Sixthman focuses on harnessing the music, ideas and
energy of communities to pioneer an experience of a lifetime.
By partnering with fan oriented artists and world class resorts
and cruise lines, Sixthman is able to attract passionate music
fans to new destinations. With more than ten years of industry
experience, Sixthman thrives on exceeding expectations in all
of their events including: The Rock Boat - www.TheRockBoat.com;
Barenaked Ladies Cruise - www.ShipsandDip.com; Earl Klugh at
The Broadmoor - www.weekendofjazz.com; The Rock Slope - www.TheRockSlope.com;
The First Tee Concert at The Master's - www.RockForeDough.com;
Earl Klugh's Midnight in San Juan - www.midnightinsanjuan.com.
For more information visit www.sixthman.net.
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