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Blues Cruisin' Lunch

Okay Boy & Girls, we're excited to be able to cruise again after having to cancel last year. So it's time to start planning your day aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia for the 7th Annual Blues Cruisin' Lunch. Just as in past year's, there will be plenty of great live Blues, food, drink, and a rousing afternoon of fun on the Delaware River.

The date for this year's event is Saturday, October 9, 2021. The afternoon includes:

  • Cruising on the Delaware River aboard the beautiful Spirit of Philadelphia.
  • Over 3 hours of continuous live Blues by the Blues Collaborative All Star Blues Revue featuring the 2 great headliners listed below.
  • A gourment lunch buffet
  • An open bar for beer, wine, and soft drinks


We have two amazing Blues performers headlining this year's show:

Vanessa Collier is winner of the Blues Music Award for "Horn Player of the Year" in 2019 and 2020 and is a 7 time Blues Music Award nominee. If you havent been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, this is the perfect opportunity to do so! As a master musician, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Vanessa Collier, weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honours, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction and one we would all do well to watch. This will be a powerful and entertaining performance you won't want to miss! Vanessa
Roger Girke is a road tested guitarist, singer and writer with a career including over 4,500 live shows, concerts and festivals and numerous recording sessions and releases.Roger's career began performing in rock bands in the eastern PA/NJ area, eventually joining the legendary Philadelphia area roots rock band Pickins (Capitol/Ariola), followed by many years of touring and recording with Sharks (Elektra), Robert Hazard (RCA), and many other notable artists. Since 2000 roger has released 5 CD's with his band and has regularly performed at blues festivals, clubs and concerts throughout the Mid-Atlantic. In that time he has also recorded and performed with Gary Allegretto (Los Angeles, CA), Sam Cockrell (Chicago, IL), Jimmy Pritchard (DE) and Peter Veteska and Blues Train (NJ). The Roger Girke Band was a top 10 finalist in the 2009 International Blues Challenge as well as receiving two time top tier CD finalist awards in 2005 and 2009. Roger

Click here for the complete schedule for the day and an overview of Covid precautions.

Click here for important information regarding check-in and parking.

2019 Cruise  

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2019 Blues Cruisin' Lunch!!


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2018 Blues Cruisin' Lunch!!

2017 Cruise  

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2017 Blues Cruisin' Lunch!!


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2016 Blues Cruisin' Lunch!!

2015 Blues Cruisin' Lunch  

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2015 Blues Cruisin' Lunch!!

Blues Cruisin' Lunch  

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2014 Blues Cruisin' Lunch!!


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