About Positive Legacy

Positive Legacy is the non-profit arm of Cloud 9 Adventures. Positive Legacy is a 501(c)(3) charity organization committed to integrating live music and service by taking actions that positively impact people and the environment in the communities that we visit.


As we travel the globe we strive to transcend cultural boundaries by learning about the needs, hopes and dreams of the communities we visit, and by taking action to connect with them and be of service to them. Positive Legacy works to develop service activities that music fans and musicians can participate in to bring a deeper sense of purpose to their entertainment and travel experiences.Take a look at our outreach project details below and find out how you can do your part to Leave a Positive Legacy. Information on outreach projects will be announced in the coming months. For more detailed information, please visit the Positive Legacy Website.  www.positivelegacy.com

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements for Jam Cruise 14, read on for more info from Jam Cruise 13…

Jam Cruise 13 Day of Service Celebration in Roatan, Honduras

Day of Service, Intercultural Connection, Music & Celebration - Support the School of Life!
January 8, 2015 - day 3
Meet at Positive Legacy HQ, Deck 7 LaLuna Piano Bar

This Positive Legacy event will engage Jam Cruise attendees to support the School of Life (SOL) International Foundation’s commitment to enhancing the standards of education, arts and athletics in Roatan. Join us at SOL’s community center in Sandy Bay to immerse yourself in the local culture, meet the community members, play with the children and put the finishing touches on a new playground that is being funded by an $8,200 grant from Positive Legacy. The SOL Community Center offers children and young adults a safe and positive environment to become involved in extracurricular sports and educational enrichment programs. The grant awarded to SOL by Positive Legacy will allow them to enhance their playground, providing the children the opportunity to challenge themselves physically, interact socially and build their imaginations. For more information on SOL visit their website. Our day in Roatan will also include Dr. Bob’s Sound School presented by the Bob Moog Foundation. The BMF will present the history of the Moog legacy and basics of sonic science while allowing the children to create and learn in a fun interactive atmosphere. Experiential stations consisting of different combinations of Moog gear, including theremins, synthesizers, effect pedals and more will be used to teach and inspire the students. This event will provide several options depending on the interests of the attendees. We can put you to work building the playground, you can interact with the children and community members, go on a walking tour led by the kids from SOL, spend some free time at the nearby beach, visit the famous Carambola Gardens, a beautiful botanical garden located near the SOL community center (admission to the gardens is an additional $10) or just kick back and listen to the music play. Tickets for this event are $65 per person, which includes the cost of transportation, a delicious meal prepared with love by the community, music by local artists and Jam Cruse artists TBA and plenty of time to simply relax.

The celebration will feature music from Matt Butler and special guests including: m
embers of Elephant Revival, Fruition, California Honeydrops, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, plus Oteil Burbridge, Ryan Montleau, The Shook Twins, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Jason Hann, Farnell Newton and John Kimock.

This event is rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are limited so purchase your tickets now!  

Charity Silent Auction w/ Ryan Montbleau

Date: January 9th - day 4
Time: 5-9pm
Location: Positive Legacy HQ, Deck 7 at LaLuna Piano Bar

Positive Legacy is pleased to host our annual charity auction on Day 4 of Jam Cruise 13! Come by the Positive Legacy Headquarters on Deck 7 in the La Luna Piano Bar from 5-9pm to bid on autographed photography from your favorite JC artists, tickets to festivals, unique band merchandise, and a variety of other unique items! Positive Legacy’s charity auctions provide 100% of the funding for all community and environmental projects hosted during Cloud 9 Adventures.

Positive Legacy Live Auction and Celebration with Matt Butler and Everyone Orchestra

Date: January 10 - day 5
Time: 9pm
Location: Pool Deck

Join us on Day 5 at 9pm on the Pool Deck for the Positive Legacy Celebration with Matt Butler & Everyone Orchestrato celebrate all that we were able to accomplish with the Jam Cruise 13 Positive Legacy and Greening programs! 

Following Everyone Orchestra’s performance there will be a live auction for high profile items, such as autographed instruments. All auction proceeds benefit the Positive Legacy humanitarian and environmental outreach projects.  This year's Everyone Orchestra lineup includes: Jason Hann, Mike Clark, Steve Kimock, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti, Ryan Montbleau, Jennifer Hartswick, Anders Beck, Mimi Naja, Farnell Newton, Lech Wierzynski, Cory Henry, Jans Ingber, Bridget Law, Carly Meyers and Tim Carbone


SOL Donation Drive

The Jam Cruise tradition of a cruiser donation drive continues! Please consider bringing an item on the wish list below as a gift to our beneficiary in Roatan, Honduras. SOL(School of Life) International Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity working to initiate and support community-based programs designed to promote education and increase the quality of life in Roatan.

-Children’s vitamins  -Soccer balls  -Volleyballs  -Baseballs..full grain leather, wool wound, cork and rubber center  -Baseball/softball gloves  -Backpacks -Sidewalk chalk  

Drop off your donations on Day 1 in Positive Legacy Headquarters on Deck 7 in the La Luna Piano Bar. Please limit your donations to only the items on the listed above as these are the only items we will have customs clearance for. Thank you! For more information on SOL please visit their website.
Used Laptops Needed Once again, Positive Legacy will be conducting a used laptop drive to benefit one of our port cities.  This year’s efforts will be focused on providing refurbished laptop computers to SOL. Do you have a laptop you’d like to donate? We have a volunteer who will install fresh operating systems and wireless networking cards. Please contact Matt at mwhildin@gmail.com to discuss your computer’s specifications and to arrange for shipping.


Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Last year’s carbon offset funds are hard at work in Haiti, where Cloud 9 Carbon Offset partner Trees Water & People is reforesting the desertified northwest of the country. There we are supporting 300 farmers in planting fruit, fuel and timber trees on less productive parts of their land, creating new shade, better soils, new income and additional nourishment for 1,500 people, while sequestering thousands of pounds of CO2. Learn more, and offset your carbon footprint with Trees, Water, People! Offset your emissions now!


Greening Efforts on Jam Cruise 13 

Jam for Change Panel
Day 2 (Wednesday) • 2-3pm • Garden Pool, Deck 15
Lets talk about the elephant in the room with panel guests Elephant Revival. Bring your questions about cruise ships and travel for our panel of savvy experts. Free beer provided by our Brew's at Seas partners.

The Good Doctor's Happy Hour
Day 3 (Thursday) • 6-7pm • Greening HQ, La Luna Piano bar, Deck 7
Its cocktail hour with the Ross "the Good Doctor" Klein, Ph.D. Enjoy a couple free beers from our Brews at Seas sponsors and ask anything you'd like about the cruise industry.

The GreenWill Costume Exchange - Up-cycle your creativity
Ongoing During Headquarter Hours
12pm-10pm Days 2, 4 and 5, Greening Headquarters, La Luna Piano bar, Deck 7
In the spirit of awesomeness the Jam Cruise Greening Team is announcing a Costume Exchange Program! Bring your old favorites in and exchange them for some new flair. First 25 people to donate items will also get a super cool Conscious Cruisers hat pin.

***The Jam Cruise Greening Team is looking for some Conscious Cruisers to donate a few hours during Jam Cruise to help the greening crew. We need help in our headquarters for the costume exchange and other Conscious Cruiser activities. We also need help on deck handing out cigarette pouches to keep cruisers’ “butts off the deck”. First shift you get a Conscious Cruisers t-shirt. If you volunteer for a second shift you get a hat and also get entered into our raffle to win a free pre-book for next year. To find out how you can help contact us at greening@jamcruise.com.***