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Smooth Cruises 2016: Freddie Jackson & Eric Darius
Pier 40, Houston St @ West Side Hwy
August 31st, 6:30PM
August 31st, 9:30PM
Standard: $55 | Standard w/ Buffet: $85 | Premium Ticket Package: $140
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2016 Smooth Cruises: Freddie Jackson & Eric Darius
The Smooth Cruises are back for summer ’16… On Wednesday, August 31 the Smooth Cruise summer season finale features Grammy nominated R&B hitmaker Freddie Jackson. New Act Just Announced: Also on the evening’s bill, saxophonist Eric Darius.
Enjoy the sights and sounds aboard the stunning Hornblower Infinity… as you cruise the Hudson River and take in amazing views of New York Harbor. Enjoy great music in an intimate setting plus the glorious NYC skyline!
Tickets are ONLY available online or by phone. There are no ticket sales or pick ups at Hornblower’s offices.
General Admission tickets are first come, first seated. Only Premium Ticket Packages feature a reserved seating section.
If available, limited tickets will be sold on site at our event table on the evening of the show for that night’s show after 4:30pm. However, advance purchase is highly recommended. (Premium Ticket Package sales end at 3pm on the day of the show and are NOT available at the dock.)
NOTE: We will also sell tickets to UPCOMING SHOWS on the dock from 4:30pm-9:15m on show nights only.
CRUISE DEPARTURE & TRAVEL INFO
Cruises depart promptly at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. (Boarding begins: approx. 5:00-5:15pm & 8:50-9pm. Note: Lines form earlier.)
The Hornblower Infinity departs from Pier 40, located at Houston Street @ the West Side Highway. (Take 1 train to Houston St. or M8 or M21 bus)
Cruises sail rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges.
Click here for driving directions, public transportation details, and parking information.
A NOTE ABOUT PARKING: We are NOT connected with the expensive on site event parking and recommend looking for pre-paid area parking deals at SpotHero.com, ParkWhiz.com, ParkingPanda.com and SparkPassNYC.com. Search parking for: Hornblower Cruises & Events Pier 40
OPTIONAL FOOD, BEVERAGE & PREMIUM TICKET PACKAGE INFO
- Buffet Dinner may be purchased for an additional $30 in advance or at venue.
- Cash Bar available.
- Limited Number of Premium Ticket Packages priced at $140 include: separate boarding line, a Premium Buffet on a private dining deck, premium open bar, and a reserved seating section.
Click here for buffet menus.
General Admission tickets are first come, first seated.
Only Premium Ticket Packages feature a reserved seating section.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW SEATING CHART
The Hornblower Infinity matches the uniqueness of New York — and the Smooth Cruises! The open bow, covered sky deck and over-sized windows provide endless opportunities to enjoy the countless sites in NY Harbor as guests kick back with the best jazz artists in the business. Guests will enjoy the world’s finest contemporary jazz on climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, and can take in the sights outdoors on spacious exterior sundecks. (The yacht is handicapped accessible.)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
One of the biggest R&B stars in the 1980s and early 1990s, Grammy-nominated singer Freddie Jackson dominated the R&B charts with well-known hits including “Rock Me Tonight (For Old Time’s Sake),” “Jam Tonight,” “Do Me Again,” and “You are My Lady.”
His 1985 debut album Rock Me Tonight stormed the R&B charts. The Laurence-penned title track stormed the R&B charts, spending six weeks at number one, and made Jackson an instant sensation on urban contemporary radio. “You Are My Lady” gave Freddie a second straight R&B chart-topper, and also proved to be his highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #13. With “He’ll Never Love You (Like I Do)” and “Love Is Just a Touch Away” also hitting the R&B Top Ten, Rock Me Tonight topped the R&B album chart and went platinum. Another platinum seller, Just Like the First Time continued Jackson’s dominance of the R&B singles charts; “Tasty Love,” “Have You Ever Loved Somebody,” and “Jam Tonight” all hit #1, while “I Don’t Want to Lose Your Love” went to #2.
In 1985 he received Grammy nominations for Best New Arts and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “You are My Lady.” He was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B in 1986 and won the 1988 American Music Award for Favorite Soul / R&B Single for “Nice ‘N’ Slow.”
Freddie continues to deliver sophisticated, romantic ballads with low-key releases including Live in Concert and soulful covers on Personal Reflections. His late 2010 release, For You, featured the single, “I Don’t Wanna Go”.
Saxophonist, composer, producer, and vocalist Eric Darius likes to play by his own rules. A visionary who has learned to listen to his own inner voice, Eric’s infinite vision has allowed the musical chameleon to collaborate with such diverse superstars as Prince, Jamie Foxx, David Foster, George Benson, Mary J. Blige, and Wynton Marsalis to name a few.
Note: Line-ups may be subject to change
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Click to view more about each event:
- August 9
Smooth Cruises 2017: Peter White
- August 16
Smooth Cruises 2017: Najee
- August 25
Smooth Cruises 2017: The Stylistics