Tortuga Music Festival, the beachside concert and ocean conservation event held every April in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, returns in 2016 with an extra day of music and three of country’s most dynamic headliners. Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw will headline the now three-day event April 15th through 17th.
Held on Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, the Tortuga Music Festival seeks to raise awareness and funds for ocean and marine research, along with the protection of the sea turtles that call the region home. To date, Tortuga Fest, which includes Rock the Ocean’s on-site educational Conservation Village, has raised more than $250,000 for conservation efforts.
Sam Hunt and Old Dominion, who both performed at Tortuga Fest 2015, return to lead the charge of additional artists on the bill. Among them: Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore, Randy Houser, Joe Nichols, Chris Janson, A Thousand Horses, Chase Bryant and Cam, as well as the right-at-home beachy singer Billy Currington. LANco, Native Run, Tucker Beathard and Ryan Hurd help represent country music’s new class.
But the Tortuga lineup, which has always prided itself on eclecticism, isn’t limited to country. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd are set to perform, along with jam favorites Michael Franti & Spearhead, swamp rockers JJ Grey & Mofro and red-hot pop star Elle King.
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Reduced-price advance tickets for Tortuga Music Festival go on sale Friday, October 16th at 10 a.m. ET on the Tortuga website, followed by regular-priced tickets when advance tickets sell out.