Positive Legacy

One World United Through Music

Positive Legacy is the non-profit arm of Cloud 9 Adventures. Positive Legacy is a 501(c)(3) charity organization committed to integrating live music and service by taking actions that positively impact people and the environment in the communities that we visit. The goal is to develop service activities that people can participate in to bring a deeper sense of purpose to their travel experiences and the music surrounding it.


Jam Cruise 15 Recap

Positive Legacy would like to thank all the Jam Cruise fans, musicians, and artists for their support! We had a great turnout for our Day of Service allowing us to give back to Two Wheels, One Love in Jamaica. Big thanks to Matt Butler who conjured up a spectacular line up of musicians for our beach celebration. Thanks to everyone who placed bids in the charity auction, your financial contributions will support our beneficiaries for months to come! Click HERE to see a full recap of the Positive Legacy programs and achievements during Jam Cruise 15!



Two Wheels, One Love
Day of Service and Community Connection

In loving memory of Woody Zalman

Thank you to all the artists and fans that engaged in the Day of Service and Community Connection in Jamaica! We partnered with Two Wheels, One Love, an organization that provides kids with BMX bikes and courses as a social and physical outlet, teaching them life skills while keeping them engaged and out of gangs. 

The group went to the Two Wheels, One Love’s headquarters where we saw the kids ride their BMX bikes. We worked hard to resurface and improve the course, painted a mural, and planted lots of new vegetation on the property. We then ventured to James Bond Beach for a traditional Jamaican BBQ lunch, sports games with the local Jamaican kids, swimming, and incredible performances by Jam Cruise musicians! We thank Matt Butler, Love Canon, Katelyn and Laurie Shook (Shook Twins), Lebo and Friends featuring Todd Stoops, Steve Kimock, Roosevelt Collier, Reed Mathis, Vinnie Amico for making our time on the beach so spectacular!

Positive Legacy has provided a $15,430 grant to Two Wheels, One Love to continue their youth outreach and engagement efforts in Ocho Rios. Funds raised at the Day of Service support this grant and will help reduce gang involvement within the local youth.


Celebration With Everyone Orchestra 

Everyone Orchestra Positive Legacy Celebration Lineup:

Conducted by Matt Butler
Featuring: Al Schnier (moe.), Steve Berlin (los Lobos), Dan “lebo” Lebowitz (ALO), Rob Derhak (moe.), Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), JoJo Hermann (Widespread Panic), Katelyn and Laurie Shook (Shook Twins), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz) and Jay Starling (Love Canon).

 


Positive Legacy Charity Auction

We would like to thank everyone who bid in our charity auction! Winners of the silent auction took home autographed photos donated by Dave Vann & Josh Timmerman, a custom Jam Cruise watercolor painting, custom Super Rad Cape, and many more exciting items! A special thanks to Percy Hill for performing during the silent auction!

The live auction was successful in raising funds for our beneficiaries, so we thank those so placed bids on the guitars & drumhead autographed by all of the Jam Cruise 15 artists!  We are excited to announce that all the bids collected on JC 15 helped raise over $14,000 for our beneficiaries in Jamaica! Thank you for your continued support! 






Ways to Get Involved

Volunteer

Want to get more involved with Positive Legacy and help make an impact? Give two hours of your time while on Jam Cruise and receive a t-shirt and lots of love. Your efforts and energy will help immensely. For more information and to get signed up, send an email to volunteer@positivelegacy.com.


Laptop Donation Drive

Do you have a laptop you’d like to donate to a needy school in one of the communities we visit? Computers are a luxury that few schools in the Caribbean can provide to their students. Here’s a chance for music fans to Leave a Positive Legacy and make a difference in the lives of others. If you have a used laptop you would like to donate for future humanitarian efforts, please e-mail Matt at mwhildin@gmail.com to discuss your computer’s specifications and the minimum system requirements.


Offsetting Our Carbon Footprint 

Thank you Jam Cruise patrons who traveled responsibly, by helping us offset the emissions impact which our wonderful cruise boat outputs. It's not too late to contribute $15 to treeswaterpeople.org to make your positive impact!

Positive Legacy partners with Trees, Water & People for our carbon offsetting efforts. TWP supports a community tree nursery that is producing 10,000 trees a year for rural communities in Central America and Haiti, providing the sequestration of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions.