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Avett Brothers at the Beach / Luella’s in Mexico!


If you were stranded on a desert island, which band and barbecue would take with you?

Luella’s very own Proprietor and Pit Boss, Jeff Miller, hopped on a plane headed for the Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico. Jeff will be guest chef at Cloud 9 Adventures’ four-day music festival featuring The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, John Prine, The Head and the Heart, Shovels and Rope, and Langhorne Slim and the Law. We love Cloud 9’s motto: Changing the Live Music Experience, Changing the Way You Vacation.

Honors like this come with a little work; Jeff is preparing a barbecue menu for 2000 fans and artists. The beach, the music, the food – too bad it’s sold out!

This is Jeff’s second adventure as a guest chef with Cloud 9 Adventures. Last January, he and Ashley boarded Jam Cruise 15 for a five day musical experience in the Caribbean.  Jeff served barbecue deliciousness to nearly 1000 sailors on the last night at sea.

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Chefs at Sea 2017

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The Jade’s bake shop rocked these slider buns!

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The end of a very long, awesome day with these amazing chefs from all over the world.

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Legendary drummer, Zigaboo Modeliste, who’s been holding funky beats with The Meters for 50 years.

Jam Cruise is right up Luella’s alley – definitely sharing the love. Each cruise has a Positive Legacy component so that musicians and fans can connect with residents in the communities they visit and bring a deeper sense of purpose to their travel experiences.

Jeff and Ashley had a great time on the day of service in Jamaica last year.

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Ashley lunching with the locals after a day of service in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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Two Wheels, One Love, engages kids in BMX bike riding, teaching them life skills. The track got a new surface and we got sweaty.

“One memorable encounter in Jamaica was meeting Matt from California.  His affinity for smoked meat inspired him to permanently tattoo ‘BBQ’ in his mouth, ‘because I always want barbecue on my lips’.  He is one committed connoisseur and a hilarious cat.  It’s an honor to get a thumbs up from guys like Matt.”

This is a true story.