Caribbean Holidaze 12/11-15

Cloud 9 Adventures Presents
Plus special guests Toots and the Maytals, Toubab Krewe, OTT
Mad Professor with Ariwa Posse and the return of the Brain Damaged Eggmen

Umphrey's McGee
Cloud 9 Adventures announces their second trip to Jamaica. Caribbean Holidaze will host 800 music fans for four nights to celebrate the music of The Disco Biscuits and Umphrey's McGee with special guest performances from Toots and the Maytals, Toubab Krewe, DJ sets featuring OTT and Mad Professor with Ariwa Posse. Plus Holidaze will feature the return of the Brain Damaged Eggmen, a unique collaboration between Umphrey's McGee and The Disco Biscuits performing the music of The Beatles and Pink Floyd and a special tribute to Bob Marley.

Caribbean Holidaze will take place December 11-15, 2008 at two of Jamaica's most exclusive resorts - Hedonism III and Breezes Runaway Bay. Both Resorts are super-inclusive; all you can eat, drink and do is included in your vacation price. Choose which resort fits your style and tastes, from the wild atmosphere at Hedonism to the laid back island vibe at Breezes, both resorts offer incredible amenities, activities and much more. Oceanfront concerts will take place all four days with attendees free to explore all the amenities each resort has to offer.

Event details are as follows:

Caribbean Holidaze
December 11-15, 2008
Breezes Runaway Bay & Hedonism III
Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Featuring: Umphrey's McGee, The Disco Biscuits, special guests Toots and the Maytals, Toubab Krewe, OTT, and Mad Professor with Ariwa Posse

Pre-booking beings Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 12pm EST at

Caribbean Holidaze is presented by Cloud 9 Adventures

Check out JamBase's 2007 coverage of Caribbean Holidaze here...

[Published on: 3/28/08]

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Margaretannthompson Fri 3/28/2008 10:51AM
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Wow...good tunes, good weather, the Beatles, Floyd & Marley...mmmmm, how did they get my Christmas wish list already?!?!

Thirstyphish Fri 3/28/2008 11:08AM
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jambandfan starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/28/2008 11:13AM
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i may skip jam cruise in lieu of this guy this year. and to the inevitable negative poster: $1000 is the same you'd pay to go VIP to bonnaroo or rothbury.

have you ever done a jam cruise or holidaze? if you had, you would NEVER complain about the price.

crazynate Fri 3/28/2008 11:21AM
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You are not just paying to go see bands you are also paying for an all inclusive vacation at a nice resort in Jamaica.

makesensetome Fri 3/28/2008 11:27AM
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yo jamaica is sick but i thought hedonism was a all nude resort???i just got back and saw it myself

djschusta Fri 3/28/2008 11:46AM
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It is at an all inclusive resort. These things are for custy tourists and the money doesnt go back to the country who is in bad need of it, it goes to some Rich italian asshole who is taking advantage of the cheap labor and beautiful country. Don't be a custy, buy a backpack and a ticket to central america. Take the local transportation and stay with the locals. You will spend way less money, I promise you will hear good music, and the money you spend will actually go to the citizens of these exotic countries who desperately need it.

aquariumdrunk Fri 3/28/2008 11:55AM
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All nude? I'd show my balls to Bayliss.

gmoo Fri 3/28/2008 12:08PM
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UM, Bisco, and Toubab...Sounds amazing. I saw Toubab in Ann Arbor on Wednesday and it was fantastic. Best show I've seen them play so far for sure. Maybe next year after I graduate I can make it down for the party.

acomma Fri 3/28/2008 12:09PM
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Thirstyphish Fri 3/28/2008 12:15PM
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phisherman81 Fri 3/28/2008 12:32PM
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I drank and ate over $1000 bucks at this thing last year, not including the free snorkeling and late night dance party in the disco. Who else puts a stage on the beach and late night dancing in the ocean? This will sell out with returners from last year anyway, good luck getting in on the "custy festival for douchebags who like to travel"...enjoy dirty bonnaroo with the mud and the tight black jeans

bigbri9 starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/28/2008 01:08PM
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Not that I'm encouraging anyone to go (I want my friends who didn't go last year to be able to get a spot), but it's totally worth the dollars. If you are questioning it, you obviously have never stood barefoot the Caribbean sea facing a beautiful sunset, then turned around 180 degrees to see some of your favorite bands just tearing it up.

December is so far away and it's really hard to commit to that much of an expense now, but I know my winter will be full of regret if I don't do it all over again.

Lord-K. starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/28/2008 01:12PM
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I hope no one from Bisco sings for the collaboration my ears they would be a is where it's always been and will always beeeeeeeee

Chantal Fri 3/28/2008 01:19PM
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honestly, this was the best vacation i ever had. you enjoy the all inclusive resort all day and the great music on the beach all can you go wrong???

jambandfan Fri 3/28/2008 02:15PM
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thirstyfish, for one, i don't appreciate being called a "fool". secondly, i won't be at bonnaroo or rothbury; i'll save my money and go to Holidaze and JamCruise instead. a nice attempt at being funny, but your assumptions are simply inaccurate. carry on.

happydestiny Fri 3/28/2008 03:37PM
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how many tickets are available for this thing and what the hell is a 'custy'?

PhilnWeird starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/28/2008 04:29PM
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frenchie420 star Fri 3/28/2008 05:34PM
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happydestiny Fri 3/28/2008 06:12PM
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Hey frenchie420- go fuck yourself punk. I was asking a simple question that probably has a simple answer. sorry I aint up on the lingo

happydestiny Fri 3/28/2008 11:00PM
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frenchie--after reviewing my comment I realize I sound like a total asshole. sorry for the hostility, I had a bad, bad, bad, day. or week rather. I always try an avoid shit talk and internet msg board shit talk is the worst ya can do in my opinion. sorry to everyone in jambase land for my previous post. peace ya'll

kider54 starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/29/2008 07:08AM
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Ha Ha, as usual, funny as hell. So, as far as no money makes it to the locals? You obviously weren't there. PLENTY of cash went to locals. It is twice the price as a normal Hedo party, but your with a much chiller crowd. Clothing is optional, but only a few topless chicks last year(and Stasik in a Borat outfit). Except for drama unrelated to the fest, it may have been the best vacation of my life. All you can eat, drink, and total debotchery. Custyfest? HA, should be nicknamed the ballers and babes bash. As for the ones who don't know who a custy is. He is the kid that doesn't know his music, wears abercerombie(some are in disguise, watch for patchwork that is brand new), and most importantly-that you can make bank off of. Nobody should go to this festie, please leave room for me and my crew, peace.

ReaganSector9 Sat 3/29/2008 11:37AM
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The sunset set sounds beautiful

berba1 Sat 3/29/2008 12:42PM
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you know what this sounds kinda gay why don't they ever get some new intresting artist just the same old line up of jam bands which i like but have seen a million times sounds like a real snooze cruise

berba1 Sat 3/29/2008 12:43PM
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i have never seen mad professor though

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/29/2008 01:37PM
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Kider54 sounds like a complete tool.

gmoo Sun 3/30/2008 11:29AM
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A custie, by my definition, is someone who has their shit together, unlike the many who will rip on them for being a part of a functional society. Everyone bought a ticket right...? There isn't a worse way to turn someone off from the scene then by calling them a custie. It's disgusting and I can't stand it. Please stop misrepresenting the accepting majority with elitist b.s. It's all about the music, and anyone who says differently is taking the scene waaaay too seriously.

pheelalrights starstarstarstarstar Sun 3/30/2008 12:25PM
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Can make a lot of money off of? That's nice. It also ends in a preposition, asshole. Custy...That must make those of us that have lasted in this scene all custies. Remember kidder, jealousy gets you no wear. Custy is simply a term for people who don't sell junk to kids to make their way in the world. Be careful, venegence will be mine.


FreshFlavor starstarstarstarstar Sun 3/30/2008 05:13PM
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If the disco biscuits never sang they would be 1000x better. That was also the old problem with Brothers Past imo. Just jam and let ur music do all the talking...Brownie's voice is just a distraction from their music. But yeah I have to agree, Jam Cruise and Holidays off shear ambiance and location is worth the money. Throw in your favorite bands and its a week of heaven on earth.

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Sun 3/30/2008 06:28PM
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The people who use the word "custie" are typically filthy dread-headed lot kids who sell shitty drugs and worthless trinkets (e.g. magic crystals, hemp necklaces, etc.) to people who come to the shows with tickets that they purchased in advance. Ways to get called a "custie" :1) If you are clean and don't smell like B.O. and 3 day old veggie burritos (that were prepared with the blackened dirty hands of filthy lot rats). 2) If you actually attend the show as opposed to hanging out in the parking lot snorting mollie and vending shitty Tijuana-esque crap. 3) If you actually have a valid Drivers License. The most ironic thing about these filthy lot rats is that the very people who support them are in fact ridiculed. That's pretty bad customer service. Not very business saavy.

birdsongjb Sun 3/30/2008 07:10PM
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Maybe they should add the Vocals of Jason Byrd. Jason Byrd and Friends on the Space! He sings pretty and adds load of Fun to any ALL INCLUSIVE Resort!

In a Big Country Sun 3/30/2008 08:08PM
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In a Big Country

Hey kidder your a tool, enough said let the good times rolll !!!!

SmashySmashy Sun 3/30/2008 08:12PM
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"Custie" is an awful word but you guys seem to be missing a good point. All-inclusive resorts like this really are quite evil. If you talk to the local community in Caribbean towns like this, they absolutely hate these places. They draw so much money away from the local tourism business and it all goes into the pockets of rich Americans/Europeans. I recently went to the D.R. and a new super all-inclusive that opened up wouldn't even hire any Dominicans and brought in their staff from their home company. It's like if you owned your own store and wal-mart moved in and took over your customers, only wal-mart was owned by some outside country so their revenue doesn't even filter back into your own country. It's like being doubly screwed over. But even if you don't agree or care about that, I only hear about frat boys and sorostitutes from my school going to all-inclusives and any half way decent person stays in a hostel or whatnot

rhythmic_randomness Mon 3/31/2008 04:49AM
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I wondered when the time would come that people identified and blasted the hypocrisy that has become the "scene". I am happy to report, the time is now! I will not claim some type of supremeness to anyone on this site but there are those of us who can see what is happening and those whose aim is to seclude themselves from the variety of people who keep music alive and well. I've waded through the for all music, then the leaning toward what my parents listened to, moving onto bands that were accepted by my schoolmates and that I was able to be exposed to via radio and video, next I would hear sounds that came out of the blue with structure that I never heard before. I, like so many others, developed the tendency to want to bogart this music as if it were mine. My only regret is that I let myself accept that music was less than something unifying. While it may offer a unique insight or comfort to someone in the midst of inner struggle or personal progression, the special meaning that it can embody when shared can't be rivaled by hording it. It, espcially weakens the unifying cause to state that the way that someone looks, dresses or earns a living is a reflection of the sound. Sound has no unique reflection except in the ears of those who are listening.

kider54 starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/31/2008 06:35AM
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Ha, even funnier hate'n on me(don't shoot the messenger). I never said I serve custies or had any blind hatred toward anybody on lot, just gave an idea of what people call custies. The definition(a customer). I'm not a fan of wookies either(dirty crackhead bums without tickets). Anyhow, Smashy you've got a point. The jamaicans do hate the mega-resorts, but in runwaway bay there isn't much else(its not Negril). And honestly they hate anything owned by the whites. I've been to jamaica twice, and got held-up for no good reason both times(no drugs, so don't incinuate). Hope all you guys hate'n on me have fun talkin shit to a guy you'll never meet, while I'm out enjoying live shows. (Arguing ont he internet is like running in the special olympics, even if you win, your still retarded). Hopefully only the kind hearted will be there, see you in jamaica, peace.

gmoo Mon 3/31/2008 09:49AM
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" (Arguing ont he internet is like running in the special olympics, even if you win, your still retarded). Hopefully only the kind hearted will be there, see you in jamaica, peace."

I hope you aren't claiming to be kind-hearted after that.

breckenridgejam Mon 3/31/2008 09:57AM
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Oh, yeah... Like calling someone in the Special Olympics a retard is very kind hearted! You sound like a prick to me, no wonder you have been jumped twice in Jamaica (third time is a charm).

YEM36313 starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/2/2008 01:00PM
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I remember the board from last year when this was announced...people got a little hostile then too. :( BUT, once we were in sunny Jamaica, it was the cream of the crop as far as the fans and artists went. There was not an instance of violence, there were no bad vibes, and people were so happy and free! I can't wait!!! We just booked for the second year in a row--this experience changed my life!!! I can't wait to be back and feel the vibes!

And by the way: just because one goes or does not go to Jamaica, doesn't mean anything. I go to All Good, Vibes, and many other concerts throughout the year. Judge not, lest ye be judged. Let's all be a little nicer to be people--even when protected my the veil of the internet.

In a Big Country Thu 4/3/2008 12:58PM
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In a Big Country

kidder your a tool.

kider54 starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/18/2008 02:36PM
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You guys are fukin halarious. This is gonna be a great party once again, as long as this ain't the crowd minus a couple. I do remember peeps actin kinda like this on the board last time. But it was about as far as you can get from a "custiefest". I'm still not understanding why you guys are hating on me for giving the definition. THEY ARE CUSTOMERS, and thats it. Especially you Moelive. You don't even know me, how can you judge me. I may come off a little offensive on the retarded comment(sorry), but its a joke, laugh at me, with me, whatever. But just laugh.

So I guess this whole board is off topic now. Anyhow, If any of you want to meet me, I'll put my room # up once I get it, and you can tell me what a tool I am in person. That is if any of you haters that sit on a computer allday could afford to come out. Then, will go out have a free drink and free sushi on the beach and forget blind hatred exists. Peace.