The first Rock Legends Cruise, held December 1-5 aboard the Liberty of the Seas, played host to 3,000 passengers who were treated to 58 performances by 20 bands. Headliners ZZ Top and George Thoroughgood were joined by John Kay and Steppenwolf, The Marshall Tucker Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Foghat, Molly Hatchet, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Artimus Pyle, Blackfoot, Pat Travers, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, SwampDaWamp, and other top-notch talent in four venues.
Organized by the Native American Heritage Association as a fundraising effort on behalf of its work to provide emergency assistance and self-help programs for Sioux Native Americans living on South Dakota reservations, the cruise realized almost $800,000, including proceeds from passenger fares, items auctioned aboard the ship, memorabilia provided by the bands, as well a $5,000 donation from Royal Caribbean Lines.The cruise also raised the awareness about the conditions endured by the Sioux.
N.A.H.A. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps provide food, clothing, heating assistance, personal-care items, and home-care items to Native Americans in need. Learn more at naha-inc.org.