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Sail Across the Sun Soundcheck

How It Works


Round One

The Top Ten semi-finalists will be voted on by Sail Across the Sun 2018 booked guests and your fans to pick the Top Five acts. Voting will take place in late August and will be hosted here on this page. Our booked guest votes will be weighted during the first round decisions, regardless of the overall total number of voters.

Round Two

The Top Five acts will be narrowed down to three Soundcheck winners by our booked guests in October. Out of those three winners, one will be named by Sail Across the Sun experts as the Southwest® Grand Prize winner!


Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET: Artist deadline to complete the submission form below.

Friday, September 22, 2017 (on or around): Ten semi-finalists, chosen by a panel of Sail Across the Sun experts at Sixthman, will be notified to move on to the voting round. Public announcement will be coordinated soon thereafter.

Monday, October 16, 2017 (on or around): Five finalists, chosen by your fans and our booked guests, will be notified and move to the next round of voting, where booked guests will select the final three winners.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (on or around): The three Soundcheck winners (including the Southwest® Grand Prize winner) will be notified and secured. Public announcement will be coordinated soon thereafter.

The Fine Print

Each Soundcheck winner will perform three (3) 45 - 60 min sets on board Norwegian Pearl. Set times and location TBD. Each Soundcheck winner will receive stateroom accommodations including cabin fare and port taxes/fees with $1000 guarantee payable on board. Travel to and from the Port of New Orleans NOT included, except for the Grand Prize winner. Festival backline will be provided. More details about production will be sent to Soundcheck winners. All three Soundcheck winners will be featured on the Sail Across the Sun website, social media, and onboard event program.

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