Rock the Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival is an annual music festival that takes place at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Founded by Huka Entertainment and the Rock The Ocean Foundation, the annual spring festival aims to raise awa...
Rock the Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival is an annual music festival that takes place at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Founded by Huka Entertainment and the Rock The Ocean Foundation, the annual spring festival aims to raise awareness and support for ocean conservation. In 2014, over $100,000 was raised for ocean conservation efforts.
The festival features multiple stages of live entertainment with a focus on country, rock and a variety of roots music. Past performers have included Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Dates for the 2016 festival have not yet been announced. Blake Shelton has been announced as a performer for the 2016 festival.
Each year, the festival features an area known as Conservation Village. The area holds interactive booths that contain games, exhibitions and displays with the focus of raising awareness of issues impacting the world's oceans and supporting marine research and conservation. The festival also aims to raise money to protect sea turtles that nest annually along South Florida's Atlantic seaboard.
The 2015 Tortuga Music Festival took place April 11–12, 2015, and sold out, with an estimated 75,000 patrons attending the festival. The lineup consisted of 26 acts, including:
The 2014 Tortuga Music Festival took place April 12–13, 2014 and drew over 44,000 people. Its lineup featured:
The inaugural Tortuga Music Festival took place April 13–14, 2013, and drew over 25,000 people. The Broward and Palm Beach county New Times named it as their "Best Festival" in their "Best of 2013" issue. The lineup included:
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