Award-Winning DC Reggae Artist to Perform on Potomac River in Southwest DC


“DC After Dark” Late Night Potomac River Cruise Series To Kick Off with Ras Slick and The Dutty Bus Crew

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 21, 2016) – Spirit Cruises, the quintessential experience of Washington D.C. by way of water, announced today the kickoff event for “DC After Dark,” an annual summer music series event held on the Potomac River on the Spirit of Mount Vernon. The kickoff event on July 2 will feature local reggae artist Ras Slick and The Dutty Bus Crew. The event is 21 and up, and tickets are $46.90. More information can be found here. Future “DC After Dark” events will be announced later this summer.

Ras, a native of Jamaica, won Best Male Vocalist in 2013 and 2014 from the DC Annual Reggae Music Awards. Additionally, in 2012, he worked on Entertainment Cruises’ Spirit of Washington.

ALERT For Media on July 2
Boarding Time: 11:30 p.m.
Cruising Time: Midnight – 3:00 a.m.

“Local, award-winning musician Ras Slick is the perfect artist to kickoff ‘DC After Dark” not only because of his local roots, but also his rich talent and high-energy stage presence,” said Dan Leaman, vice president and general manager for Entertainment Cruises in the District’s Southwest Waterfront. “With the Potomac River as the venue, this first night of our late-night event series is a seamless summertime night out.” 

The Spirit of Mount Vernon’s open-air rooftop boasts views of the District, Maryland and Virginia. 

Entertainment Cruises is the largest dining cruise company in the United States. Earlier this year, the company acquired Alexandria, VA-based Potomac Riverboat Company, expanding their national fleet to 38 vessels and serving more than 1.8 million guests annually. Headquartered in Chicago, Entertainment Cruises operates dining, sightseeing and charter cruises, as well as water taxi services, in cities that include Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; National Harbor, MD; Norfolk, VA; Philadelphia; New York; Fort Lauderdale; Miami; Boca Raton; Palm Beach; and Washington, D.C. From luxury dining cruises and skyline tours to speedboat excursions, Entertainment Cruises maintains an impressive portfolio of vessels and brands which includes Odyssey Cruises, Spirit Cruises, Mystic Blue Cruises, Bateaux New York, Seadog Cruises, Elite Private Yachts, and Windridge Yacht Charters. The brands are collectively defined by operational excellence, superior service, quality entertainment, exceptional views and an unwavering commitment to delivering high-value, high-enjoyment experiences. For more information or to inquire about reservations, visit