A month from now, we'll be on board the Mountain Song at Sea cruise along with Del McCoury, Bryan Sutton, Tim O'Brien, Peter Rowan, Punch Brothers, Della Mae, David Grisman Sextet, and The Steep Canyon Rangers and we CAN'T. FREAKING. WAIT.

But putting a bunch of 'grassers on a boat in the Carribean is a slightly different environment than most of us are used to.  Never fear!  The Sitch is here to bring you an essential packing list so you too can be ready for the big trip.

And here's the other thing.... we'd love for you to come too.  Which is why we're giving away an OCEAN VIEW CABIN FOR TWO on the cruise, which sails February 1-4 from Miami, Florida.  Keep reading to find out more about how you could be sailing with the best in bluegrass...

• SWIMSUITS

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C'mon now.  This one goes without saying.  We're on a cruise for goodness sake.  Hope you've been working out after the holidays...
 

• ANTI-SEASICKNESS WRISTBANDS

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You don't want to be the one stuck in your cabin, spending more quality time with your toilet than with Woody and the rest of the Steeps, do you??
 

• BANJO PICKS

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When the sun goes down, you can be sure we'll be hanging out til the wee hours in one of the ships several Jam Rooms (including The Bluegrass Situation's own spot along the back of the ship!)
 

• SUNSCREEN

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Let's be honest: we're bloggers.  We have more experience with computer screens than sunscreens.  But this one's gonna be essential.
 

One lucky reader is going to be joining us on board next month when we give away an OCEAN VIEW CABIN FOR TWO.  That's right.  You could be sitting by the pool with The Sitch and all your favorite artists for free, all you have to do is email info@thebluegrasssituation.com and tell us the one essential item you'd add to the packing list above, and you'll automatically be entered into the random drawing for the grand prize.  Please include your full name, email, mailing address, and phone number with submission, and read the rules before you throw your hat in the ring, and the winner will be announced early next week.  Good luck and see you on board!

 

CONTEST RULES:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS PROVIDED ONE (1) OCEAN VIEW CABIN FOR TWO (2) ON MOUNTAIN SONG AT SEA CRUISE, SAILING OUT OF MIAMI FROM FEBRUARY 1-4, 2013.  PRIZE ALSO INCLUDES ADMISSION TO ALL ONBOARD CONCERTS, ALL ONBOARD MEALS, USE OF SHIP FACILITIES AND VENUES, PREPAID PORT TAXES AND TICKETING FEES.

WINNER MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN AIRFARE, HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS  TRAVEL INSURANCE, GROUND TRANSPORT, EXPENSES INCURRED WHILE IN PORT, ALCOHOLIC OR CARBONATED BEVERAGES, AND GRATUITIES ($12 PER PERSON PER DAY).  PRIZE DOES NOT INCUDE SPECIAL MEET AND GREETS, VIP PASSES, OR BACKSTAGE ACCESS.

WINNER MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT OVER THE AGE OF 25 IN THE SAME CABIN.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS, AND THE DECISION OR INTERPRETATION OF THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION STAFF RE: TERMS & CONDITIONS SHALL BE FINAL.

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