American Queen

Award-Winning Entertainment

Night after magical night, top entertainers bring down the house in the American Queen’s majestic Grand Saloon. Two decks tall, the Grand Saloon is absolutely palatial, the most elegant showplace on the river.

Every evening, you’re treated to a different celebration of America’s best music, from Broadway hits to Dixieland Jazz, big band to bluegrass, ragtime to rock and roll. Showboat-style cabaret acts and old-fashioned radio shows add variety and charm to the evening lineup.

Vegas Rat Pack Show

Guests will close their eyes and swear it’s Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. Amazing performers evoke the sounds and memories of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, backed by our onboard orchestra. Enjoy hits that include Fly Me to the Moon, That’s Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody, New York, New York, When I Was Seventeen and others.
2013 Voyage Dates: May 25, September 6, September 20, September 27, December 13

Herb Reed's Platters

The original doo-wop act brings back the sound of the 50s with the songs that became classics: Only You, The Great Pretender, My Prayer, Twilight Time, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and others.
2013 Voyage Dates:  Coming Soon!

New Orleans All-Stars

These maestros of the Big Easy’s jazz scene will take the American Queen on a journey through the history of a purely American music genre.

2013 Voyage Dates: November 1, November 22, December 13, December 27

Juggernaut Jug Band

Steamboaters will delight in the authentic form of river music known as “jug music.” Rooted in the port towns of the Deep South, jug music includes styles of swing, jazz and bluegrass, performed by Juggernaut’s amazing artists.

2013 Voyage Dates: May 25, June 1, June 22, July 4, July 12, July 31, August 4, August 9, September 27, October 4, November 1

The Harry James Orchestra

Directed by Fred Radke, who played first trumpet for the master himself and is held in esteem by jazz greats, the incredible orchestra stirs memories of the good old days with hits including All or Nothing at All, Ain’t She Sweet, Up a Lazy River and more.
2013 Voyage Dates:  June 1, June 8, July 4, July 12, October 11, October 25

Storefront Congregation

Graze on their smooth blend of bluegrass, country and blues and it will be known why the band is called “bluegrass’s newest sensation.”
2013 Voyage Dates: June 8, June 15, July 31, August 4, August 9

Lewis Hankins

Mark Twain Impersonator

2013 Voyage Dates: June 15, June 22, July 4, September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18, November 1, November 22

Bill Wiemuth

Often appearing as his Riverboat Gambler persona, this multi-talented performer is also a magician.

2013 Voyage Dates: June 1, June 8, June 22, August 9, September 20, December 20, December 27

Laura Sable

2013 Voyage Dates: June 1, June 8, June 22, August 9, September 20, December 20, December 27


Theme Highlight

Blue Hawaii, An Elvis Tribute 

May 18-26, 2013

The King of Rock and Roll lives on with this special voyage that celebrates his life, his music and his influence on a generation. Get “All Shook Up,” put on your “Blue Suede Shoes” and head to the “Heartbreak Hotel” as we take you down memory lane through Elvis Presley’s greatest hits.

Andy Childs - Considered to be one of the best pure vocalists in the country, Andy Childs will entertain you with familiar Elvis hits.

Terry Mike Jeffries - Having worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises and Graceland for years, Terry Mike Jeffrey is a favorite of Elvis fans everywhere.

Polynesian Luau


Lynn Roberts

2013 Voyage Dates: Coming Soon!

Artie Shaw Orchestra

2013 Voyage Dates: Coming Soon!

Rivertown Sound Quartet

2013 Voyage Dates: July 4, August 21

Memphis Suns

2013 Voyage Dates: June 1, June 15, July 26

Joyce Cobb

2013 Voyage Dates: June 15

Alabama Blues Brothers

2013 Voyage Dates: Coming Soon!

Some Like It Hot

2013 Voyage Dates: Coming Soon!

The Quebes Sisters

2013 Voyage Dates: Coming Soon!

Mike Gentry

2013 Voyage Dates: May 25, June 22, September 20, November 1


2013 Voyage Dates: Coming Soon!

Touch of Harmony

2013 Voyage Dates: May 25

The Target Band

2013 Voyage Dates: June 8

The Wolfe Brothers

2013 Voyage Dates: June 22, July 4, July 19, August 9

Turkey Creek Jazz Band

2013 Voyage Dates: July 4, July 12


2013 Voyage Dates: July 12, July 19

Fred Bishop

2013 Voyage Dates: July 19, July 26, October 25, December 27

Dave & Cathy

2013 Voyage Dates: August 9, September 6, September 20, December 13

Redneck Tenors

2013 Voyage Dates: October 4, October 11


Theme Highlight

American Hootenanny

October 18-26, 2013

A hootenanny is an old Appalachian term that has come to mean a folk-music party and boy do we have a party planned for you! A line-up of American folk legends takes the stage in the American Queen’s Grand Saloon to bring the finest folk music front and center. Relive the best of the 1960s when a new generation was born and reached out with their own style of music.

Work o' the Weavers - Since 2003, they've shared their rousing tribute to America's pioneering folk quartet, The Weavers, with enthusiastically participatory audiences in 28 states, Canada and Israel.

Danny O'Flaherty - Irish folk singer

Lewis Hankins



Please Note: All themes and entertainment are correct at the time of booking. Every effort is made to deliver the named theme and entertainment as listed but themes and entertainers are subject to change at any time without prior notification.