Special Event Cruises

Cumberland Live! River Cruise


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This exclusive cruise brings local artists aboard for a live performance and to share their stories behind the music while cruising by the Nashville Skyline. Our mission is to bring a spotlight to the local talent feeding the Nashville music industry with amazing songs.

Tickets are limited to 25 people for this special live music cruise. There is seating room and plenty of room to dance.

Expect 1.5 hours of live music with 30 minutes of socializing and networking opportunities.

You are welcome to bring your own alcohol (beer, liquor, or wine) or pre-purchase buckets of beer or seltzers with ticket purchase.

*Please note pickup and drop-off Location near Lock One Park - 1505 Lock Rd.

Featured Artists Include

Blake Pendergrass
"A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Pendergrass moved to Nashville to study commercial music at Belmont University. At the end of 2020, Pendergrass got word he earned a coveted spot on Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album. He was the only un-signed writer on the 30-song project. Pendergrass is signed by Back Blocks Music with songs also record by Chris Lane, Ashley Cooke, Jimmie Allen & more"

Josh Dorr
Josh Dorr, born and raised in the coal-mining town of Gillette, Wyoming moved to Nashville in 2010 to pursue a music career. Dorr has released 2 EP’s of his own since moving to Nashville. The first “self-titled” and second “Sundancer” was released in November of 2017. Dorr is signed by SMACK songs and has been writing and working on his upcoming release. He has had songs recorded by Jordan Davis, Kolby Cooper and more.

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What's Included

  • VIP Server
  • ICE & Coolers
  • Saloon-style Party Cups
  • Restroom
  • 2 Beers Included with Ticket
  • Skyline Views
  • Licensed Captain & Crew
  • 2 Hours on the water

The Pontoon

The Pontoon Saloon is custom built for a party in mind but also for the safety of the passengers and crew. The boat is one level with a metal roof covering 3/4 of the deck.

We have seating for 20 people and plenty of room to dance! The pontoon includes a restroom onboard, ice / coolers, and a big sound system throughout.

It was great two trip. Drinking socializing and good entertainment! Was telling new people checking into the hotel a MUST do! Great way for out of state people to meet others from a different state also! The bartender/DJ and driver of the pontoon took very good care of us!
Joan Ebner
Joan Ebner
19:25 04 Oct 18
A MUST DO in Nashville!!! Total party boat for 2 hours! Bring your own booze & the men ice it down for you....bring more than you think, if it's hot & you are dancing you will run out!! Guys running it were awesome, friendly & fun! Dancing & dance off were great! It does have a bathroom too! A Nashville real good time! Quick walk over bridge when done & you are back to all the hot spots on & near Broadway!
Jaime Capesius
Jaime Capesius
20:26 30 Jul 18
It was so much fun!!! Everyone was so friendly and it is BYOB. We cruised around the river playing different kinds of music. Went for my bachelorette party (I know. Basic) but i loved it and wouldn't change it. HIGHLY Recommend.
Ashleigh Stallings
Ashleigh Stallings
16:36 31 May 18
Absolutely recommend! There's nothing close to how awesome this is in Nashville! We had such a great time on the river enjoying a sunset cruise. Andrew was a very accommodating and generous host. Reservations are going to be a must!
Michael Bachkanji
Michael Bachkanji
23:02 16 Jun 17
Heath and Jeric were amazing! Fantastic time was had by all!
A Google User
A Google User
23:37 11 Oct 18
Fun, scenic, completely different than other river boat cruises.
Debra Sheridan
Debra Sheridan
14:48 02 Nov 17
Captain was awesome, we had so much fun. We were able to enjoy ourselves while the Captain drove for us. Will be back again it was a real fun treat.
Eddie Olavarria Jr
Eddie Olavarria Jr
20:24 21 Mar 21
Pontoon Saloon was a great experience! The owner and staff are super cool, the boat was clean and roomy! It was a beautiful day on the Cumberland River even in November! We had a big group, so did the private tour! Highly recommend!
Rachelle Farrell
Rachelle Farrell
16:00 23 Nov 20
This place was BEYOND AMAZING! The music was nice, (we are from NY so country really isn't our thing and they played all types of music which was GREAT!) the ride was nice! we danced, played games, we drank our champagne. Bring snacks if you can and multiple bottles of champagne. It was really so much fun. I RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!
Ana Stevenson
Ana Stevenson
16:49 21 Oct 20
Went with 6 of my friends. We brought our own booze and snacks. The boat was clean and there were no more than 25 people including the crew. We had a blast. The dj was awesome. Played a mix of country and dance music and everybody was dancing and singing and having a good ole time. So much better than riding around the same packed streets of downtown. I highly recommend booking this excursion when in Nashville.
Lisa Harris
Lisa Harris
15:21 08 Oct 20
I really enjoyed this part of it ur trip to Nashville. Everyone who works for pontoon saloon was so nice and professional. Our Uber took us to the wrong dock and pontoon saloon sent someone to come get us so we didn’t have to go to walk. Music was great space was great. Just all around the best way to end our trip. Thank you pontoon saloon!
Stephanie Shifflett
Stephanie Shifflett
13:23 08 Sep 20
10 out of 10 experience! The workers were super nice, professional, and did a great job at hyping the group up to make sure we had a good time. Everybody was talking about what a fun trip it was. It was drizzling on a ride so this would be a perfect event for a rainy day since most of the boat was covered. Highly recommend this trip if anyone is looking for something to do on a fun day with a big group
Julia Gary
Julia Gary
22:18 24 Apr 21
Exception Service from start to finish! I’m so glad I chose to cruise with Pontoon Saloon. They were freaking AMAZING all the way around only down fall is not booking the extra hour! They made OUR birthdays a dream come true! Thank you Elizabeth, Captain Kelley, Andrew & Brandon! Until next time 🙂
TiAnna Grady
TiAnna Grady
01:49 13 Apr 21
OMG I came from Terre Haute, In to enjoy my first boat ride in Nashville. It was totally amazing. I want so many in my family to go back with me to experience this for themselves. Wonderful experience. Thank you all so much
Mermaid Squad
Mermaid Squad
20:47 28 Apr 21
Pontoon SaloonThis was a great, private event for our corporate summit in Nashville! I began planning the event several months ahead of time. Every step of the way Elizabeth (Communication and Guest Experience) kept me informed, assisted with meal/alcohol catering options. Elizabeth was incredibly easy to contact, very quick to respond and super kind and patient with me.I am pretty detail oriented and triple confirm and communicate everything when I plan an event out-of-town for 20 people, so the patience and kindness is a huge deal for me. The staff were very reassuring with whatever I asked of them (even if it was the third time I asked).There was a change the day before the cruise where they had to move to a different dock, but that's because they have to gauge water levels day-by-day (there are some reviews that seem to be upset with the company for this, but water has a mind of its own and levels change quickly). The owner informed me of the change as soon as they made a decision and found a shuttle for my group and made all the arrangements, even discounting the shuttle to an incredible fee. Just plan ahead before you book, because you may need to arrange alternate travel if the dock has to change due to recent flooding.The staff picked up all of my food and alcohol (for a small fee), and set it all up nicely on the boat before we arrived. Not only that, but they also went above and beyond and had plates, napkins, plastic wear, wine glasses, coolers and ice all provided for us. As my company's main event planner, having this done for me was SO helpful. I was immediately able to relax and have fun with the team instead of running point on the event.Brendon (our bartender/deckhand) and Andrew (owner/captain) were seriously so friendly, really joyful and go-with-the-flow! Our team had some wonderful conversations with them. They did a great job on the playlist, speakers were at great levels. They even brought several blankets and extra windbreakers aboard, because the day turned out to be a little chilly at 55 and partly sunny.I will definitely be keeping this as a must-do activity for my team any time we are in Nashville. I can't wait to recommend this to others. Thank you so much for a perfect experience!
cassandra gillam
cassandra gillam
02:07 23 Apr 21
Amazing time! Such a great experience and completely worth it. Staff is awesome and friendly - just super nice people having a good time too, and very helpful. Would 100% recommend and do again! We had 30 people on the private boat (holds 47) and had a ton of room to move around and mingle and talk everyone, was surprised by the amount of space we had.
Sara DiClemente
Sara DiClemente
21:26 21 May 21
We went on the Pontoon Saloon with a bachelorette party with 8 girls, and this was one of the highlights of our entire trip. Honestly, this entire experience is underrated. The music was awesome, the views were incredible, and the team on the boat was a blast. Book a cruise for sunset and you will not regret it! Will absolutely be back every time I come to Nashville.
Samantha Roberts
Samantha Roberts
15:26 24 May 21
This was so much fun! We did the sunset cruise. The DJ was a riot and the captain was top notch!
Ron Porter
Ron Porter
01:47 15 Jun 21