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Cape May – Lewes Ferry Hosts Rhythm & Blues Cruise; Special Occasion Set to Rock the Boat
By JSalmon on 05/21/2012:  


Cape May – Lewes Ferry Hosts Rhythm & Blues Cruise
Special Occasion Set to Rock the Boat
            (Cape May, NJ) Today, Cape May – Lewes Ferry officials announced that the band Special Occasion will rock the boat aboard the MV Twin Capes on Saturdays and Sundays, May 26-27, July 28-29 and October 6-7. Joining established on-board programs like Lighthouse Pete, the Pirate’s Family Fun Cruises and Rock the Boat sailings, the Ferry’s summer line-up of onboard activities promises boatloads of fun combined with extraordinary scenic views, making the Ferry a great place to spend a day on the water, not just a means to get to the other side.
“Our on-board activities and programs aim to provide extra value for families and couples looking for something unique to do while on vacation,” said Michael Porch, the marketing manager for the Ferry. “Taking a cruise on the Delaware Bay while enjoying great live entertainment, you can’t find a better value.”
What:             Special Occasion, which will play in the DeBraak Lounge and Mezzanine area of the vessel, prides itself on playing music of all genres, but specializes in 70s Rhythm and Blues, Smooth Jazz, Funk and Ballads.  Special Occasion is a band comprised of musicians from the South Jersey area. The core band consists of Jenci Banks (Vocals), Russell Banks (Vocals, Guitar), Robert Bostic (Vocals, Percussion), YoRel Brown (Lead Guitar), Johnny Cee (Flugelhorn, Vocals), Harvey Dawson (Vocals, Keyboards), Johnny Jones (Vocals, Keyboards), Joey Joy (Saxaphones, Vocals), Tom Naglee (Violin), Joseph Roberts (Keyboard), John Robertson (Drums) and Ken Thornhill (Bass). The group can be found on Facebook at!/pages/Special Occasion/247661053409.
When:             On Saturdays, ferry passengers can enjoy the music of Special Occasion on the 2:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. departures from Lewes, Delaware and the 4:30 p.m. departure from Cape May, New Jersey. 
                        On Sundays, the band will be aboard for the 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. departures from Cape May, New Jersey and the 2:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. departures from Lewes, Delaware.
Cost:               For a one way show departing Lewes, the total cost is $17.00 while a round trip show from Cape May is $22.00 per person. For passengers without a reservation, tickets will also be sold at the door on-board the vessel for $7.00 per person. Guests from Lewes that have purchased the one-way show from Lewes may upgrade for $5.00 on a space available basis. Space is limited and reservations are required at 800-643-3779.
About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962.  The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 40 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2011, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers.  For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at, or call toll free, 800-643-3779.

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Special Occasion on the MV Twin Capes (2011)