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Soundcheck Details

The Melissa Etheridge Cruise Soundcheck

How It Works

Round 1

The Top 10 semi-finalists will be voted on by guests booked on The Melissa Etheridge Cruise, as well as your fans, to determine the Top 5 acts. Voting will take place in mid-December and will be hosted here on this page. Our booked guest votes will be weighted during the first round decisions, regardless of the overall total number of voters.

Round 2

The Top 5 acts will be narrowed down to 3 Soundcheck winners by our booked guests in early January.


Friday, December 7th at 6:00pm ET: Artist deadline to complete the submission form below.

Monda, December 17th (on or around): 10 semi-finalists, chosen by a panel of Melissa Etheridge Cruise experts at Sixthman, will be notified to move on to the voting round. Public announcement will be coordinated soon thereafter.

Friday, January 4th (on or around): 5 finalists, chosen by your fans and our booked guests, will be notified and move to the next round of voting where booked guests will select the final 3 winners.

Monday, January 21st (on or around): The 3 Soundcheck winners will be notified and secured. Public announcement will be coordinated soon thereafter.

The Fine Print

Each Soundcheck winner will perform three (3) 45 - 60 min sets on board Norwegian Pearl. Set times and location TBD. Each Soundcheck winner will receive stateroom accommodations (up to 2 quad-capable cabins) provided with $500 guarantee payable on board. Travel to and from the Port of Tampa NOT included. Festival backline will be provided. More details about production will be sent to Soundcheck winners. All 3 Soundcheck winners will be featured on The Melissa Etheridge Cruise website, social media, and onboard event program.

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