Vivid Seats & BOATsmart! choose the best concerts from coast-to-coast! 

Boating and music go together like sunny days and good times. If you’re anything like us, you love cruising along or dropping an anchor with your favourite jams in the background when you’re out on the boat with friends and family! Just make sure you grab the essentials: your lifejackets, boating license, sunscreen and boating playlist! It creates a great vibe, sets the mood and gives your awesome boating experience a soundtrack you can rock out to.


We’ve got some great news if boating and good music are your top two favorite things! Some of the best country artists (who love to sing about how much they love boating) are touring this year, and they are going to be on or near some popular waterways! The worlds of music and boating collide in the song lyrics of these musicians (ahem, Jimmy Buffet…) so why not go for the epic experience and try to find a concert you may be able to watch from the deck of your boat!?


Staying warm and boating down south this fall?


Jimmy Buffet & the Coral Reefer Band know how to rock an oceanside audience and they love celebrating that it’s always “5 o’clock somewhere”! So grab your sunscreen, straw hat and best buds and order those beachy tickets!



The undeniably classic Lynyrd Skynyrd band is on tour right now and crowds are rocking out to their classic Southern rock hits like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird.” This band’s been together since 1964 – so you could say that they’ve had some practice and may know a thing or two about entertaining an audience!


Boating up north and watching the leaves turn red?


More of a northern rocker? Don’t miss your chance to see Detroit music icon Kid Rock’s tour! His classic hits like ‘All Summer Long’ will give you those good time, summer vibes all year long!



Straight out of the windy city, these rockers changed the landscape of mainstream pop music by fusing classic jazz instruments with the sounds of modern rock! Perfect lid-back cruising tunes for the boat!


Coast-to-coast tours we’re stoked about!


The very talented, very charming Luke Bryan will be touring all over this fall. You can pretty much catch him from anywhere and his tunes will get your crew movin’, shakin’ and boot stompin’!




There isn’t a wakeboarder out there who doesn’t have “Pour Some Sugar on Me” on their boating playlist, chillin-on-the-dock soundtrack, or campfire party tunes! Don’t miss out on seeing one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time live this year!



All right, honestly, who DOESN’T want to see Eric Church doing his thang? Every song he releases is better than the last and he couldn’t be hotter right now! His songs make you feel like you’ve just dropped an anchor on the Mississippi river, and you’re chilling out with a guitar, a fishing pole, good company, and a cold ‘drink in your hand’.


Fun, safe boating – it’s easy.

wallet buoy & float holding boating license

Make sure you stay safe out there boaters! Have fun rocking out to your favourite boating soundtracks, but remember to get your official Boating License to be a responsible Captain and be legal on the water (Oh, head’s up travellers: in some states you’re required to have a Boater Education Card!) and always make sure your Captain is sober behind the wheel. Water on the water, beer on the pier! It’s all about enjoying worry-free time out there and being able to kick back, knowing that you and your passengers are safe on the water!

Enjoy the show, the boating experience, and the feeling of the wind in your hair as you crank your boating playlist on the water!





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September 23, 2016

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When your boat goes into storage for the winter, it not only becomes a fancy, warm, waterproof hotel for critters, but it also becomes a tropical snack bar.  How so? You know those awesome, coconut-smelling oils, sunscreens and lotions that you and your passengers wear to protect you skin from the sun all summer long? To a hungry raccoon, they taste as good as they smell and the residue from those lotions is ALL over your boat’s vinyl seats, lifejackets, towels, etc.!

So, on one score, I’m warning you about the importance of properly cleaning and shrink-wrapping your boat before putting it in storage to keep hungry critters that don’t hibernate, like raccoons and squirrels out of it. I’m also advising you to invest in boat insurance coverage that protects your boat all year-long (and includes vermin protection!). You can be 100% covered this winter with BOATsmart! Assure Marine Insurance (oh, and you’ll be eligible to save 25% off your annual policy). But there’s more to getting your boat ready for the harsh, Canadian winter than simply signing up for your boat insurance policy, and if you’re the DIY-type, you’ll want to reference our ‘Winter-Ready Checklist’ below to service your boat before the winter arrives.


Boat Winterization… in Canada. 

The cold weather and long stretch of time that your boat’s engine is sitting stagnant means you need to be extra vigilant each fall to properly prepare your boat for the Canadian deep freeze. Winterizing your boat starts with reading the owner’s manual and determining if you’re up to the task. The boat winterization procedure should be detailed in the manual, but If you are the least bit unsure of the appropriate winterization procedure for your type of boat or of your skill, you should visit your local marine dealer for advice and service. It’s not worth it to take a guess – you could spill environmentally dangerous substances by accident, or you could cause engine damage that will put a cramp in your boat launch next summer!


The Ultimate Winter-Ready Checklist:

Step 1) Clean the hull of your boat with an environmentally-friendly marine detergent or algae remover.

Step 2) Empty the bilge of any excess water and clean it out using a marine-grade bilge cleaner or just soap and water.

Step 3) Drain and flush the engine’s cooling system.

Step 4) Fill the boat’s fuel tank.

Step 5) Clean (or replace) the fuel filter.

Step 6) Remove the spark plugs and fog the engine cylinders with a rust inhibitor.

Step 7) Lubricate all moving parts.

Step 8) Clean off any excess grease, lubrication, dirt and marine life.

Posted By
September 22, 2016

#Categories: COAST-TO-COAST, FAQ Canada, Uncategorized

You can prepare for the official Wyoming Boating Safety Test by taking the BOATsmart! Course which includes animated, narrated and brilliantly illustrated lessons. Perfect for all ages.

The 3-hour BOATsmart! Course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and by the Wyoming Game and Fish department and includes all the knowledge you need in order to obtain your Wyoming Boater Education Card.

Posted By
March 4, 2016

#Categories: FAQ Wyoming

Wyoming does not have mandatory education requirements. However, becoming an educated and more confident boater will make the waterways a safer place to relax and enjoy your time.

Most other states and most of Canada’s provinces and territories require boaters to carry a Boater Education Card, more commonly known as a ‘Boating License’. Get the Card, even if you aren’t required to in Wyoming, and you’ll be good to go boating in most of North America.

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March 4, 2016

#Categories: FAQ Wyoming

Wyoming’s boaters must always comply with both federal and state boating laws and must follow any direction given by law enforcement. Learn more about Wyoming’s boating laws by taking the BOATsmart! Wyoming’s Course. Wyoming’s boating law authorities you’ll see on the water are:

  • All Game and Fish Department law enforcement officers.
  • Any other peace officers.
  • The U.S. Coast Guard (on federal waters).

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March 4, 2016

#Categories: FAQ Wyoming

In Wyoming it is illegal to operate any boat while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any combination thereof.

In Wyoming, boaters are considered to be under the influence if they have a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of 0.10% or higher. as measured within 3 hours of the time of operation.

Learn more about the risks of drinking and boating by taking the BOATsmart! Wyoming Boating Safety Course!

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March 4, 2016

#Categories: FAQ Wyoming