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General Jackson Midday Cruise & Show in Nashville

<p>General Jackson Midday Cruise & Show in Nashville</p>

Board the General Jackson for an casual country-themed cruise that includes a delicious meal and great entertainment for the entire family.

Relax on a spring, summer, or fall midday cruise on the scenic Cumberland River.

Stroll the outer decks and enjoy lively entertainment found throughout the boat.

Your reservation includes a reserved seat for the Victorian Theater luncheon buffet including a performance of Nashville Live! on stage.  On Sundays, the show is gospel-oriented ("Sunday in the South") and there is a brunch menu.

From Mid November through Christmas, the regular lunch cruise is replaced by the General Jackson Holiday Lunch Cruise and Show.

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Tour/Activity Details


2.5 hours


12:00 Noon
Friday & Saturday (March)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (April through October)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday (Early to Mid November)

Please Note: Cruises board 45 minutes before departure time.  Please see Special Schedule Notes and check Availability Calendar for specific departure dates and times.

Hotel pick-up not included. Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.


Special Schedule Notes

Cruise boarding is at 11:15; lunch cruise is usually 12:00 to 2:40 pm. Exact boarding time will be noted on your E-ticket. Cruise times may vary on specific dates.


Midday Cruise Menu (subject to change)


FIRST COURSE (choice of one)

  • Salad - Romaine and Spinach with Garlic Croutons, Dried Cheeses, Heirloom Carrots and Grape Tomatoes served with Buttermilk Ranch
  • Coleslaw - Cabbage and Multi-colored Carrots, Apple Cider Vinegar and Toasted Celery Seed served with Creamy Dressing


ENTREES (choice of one)

  • Pork Shoulder - Hickory Pit-smoked with Dry-rub Seasoning, served with Tennessee Whiskey BBQ Sauce
  • Fried Chicken - Buttermilk Brined, served with Sawmill Sausage Gravy or Nashville Hot Honey



  • Baked Mac-n-Cheese
  • Butter-whipped Mashed Potatoes
  • Chef's Seasonally-inspired Vegetables



  • Tennessee Butter Cake with Vanilla Cream Anglaise



  • Iced Tea
  • Hot Tea
  • Regular & Decaf Coffee


NASHVILLE LIVE! (Early March to Early November)

Your taste buds will delight in the flavors of the South during the midday cruise followed by the country music variety show, Nashville Live! The world-class cast includes two rising country artists, country comedy and features fiddle and guitar soloists, along with a live country band. The show’s repertoire spans classic hits by Patsy Cline, George Jones and Tammy Wynette through chart-topping hits by today's hottest artists!

SUNDAY IN THE SOUTH (late April to mid November)

Each Sunday, this rousing show takes you on a musical journey through a typical southern Sunday. An energetic “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” gathers the family together then it's time to head “Down by the Riverside” for old-fashioned salute and sing-a-long to Southern Gospel favorites. Next, the cast sings favorite, number one country songs of the south like “Dixieland Delight”, “Chicken Fried” and “Where I Come From” by some of country music’s biggest stars.

Once the musical meal is complete, it’s time to kick back with some great country “pickin’ and singin’.” Favorite country music story songs and anthems like “Country Roads”, “Rocky Top”, “Grandpa” and “That’s What I Like About the South” fill the air and lift the spirits. As your musical day rolls along the river, there's a segue into an uplifting medley of some of the most inspirational songs from the world of CCM featuring worldwide hits like “Sing, Sing, Sing”, “This is Amazing Grace” and “Nothing is Impossible.” This musical journey wouldn’t be complete without a stirring rendition of one of the south’s most beloved patriotic classics, “American Trilogy.” Elevate your southern pride with our heart-warming and foot-stomping musical journey, Sunday in the South!

Styled in the grand tradition of the paddlewheel riverboats that cruised the great Southern waterways in the 1800s, the General Jackson was named after the first steamboat to operate on the Cumberland River in 1817. Today, it's just as active as its predecessor.


Four Options for General Jackson Cruises and Shows.

For information and to order, click on the cruise of interest to you:

General Jackson Dinner Cruise and Show

General Jackson Dinner Cruise and Show with Transportation>

General Jackson Lunch Cruise and Show

General Jackson Lunch Cruise and Show with Transportation


Hotel pick-up not included. Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Rating & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Family and friends

  • 5 / 5
    Used the tickets for an afternoon lunch cruise. Would recommend this show for anyone visiting Nashville. Dinner and show were well worth the price paid.

  • 5 / 5
    Vacation event worth doing.

  • 4 / 5

  • 5 / 5

  • 4 / 5
    Overall nice cruise. Wanted to sight see more than watch the show. Did not know the boat was not sailing towards the downtown until I asked a crew member.

  • 5 / 5
    I will take the General Jackson Lunch Cruise again in the future. I have friends that I have told about it and they will be my guest.

  • 5 / 5
    This is a "Must Do"" in Nashville

  • 5 / 5
    A great day of food and entertainment. A wonderful way to spend an anniversary.

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Event Date:

April 24, 2018

Desired Time:

12:00 PM