Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw Headline Tortuga Music Festival
With the winter weather coming to a close and summer approaching fast, thousands of music fans from across the nation will converge on Fort Lauderdale Beach to attend one of the most iconic music festivals of the year. In its seventh year, the Tortuga Music Festival is set to take over Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park on April 17–19 with one of the best lineups to ever grace the stages at Tortuga. Although primarily a country music festival, Tortuga features a diverse lineup of acts from some of country’s biggest names along with pop, rock and rap acts.
Tortuga continues to be a go-to destination for those who love all things music. Taking place on historic Fort Lauderdale Beach, this established music festival consistently delivers the very best music straight out of Nashville along with other notable artists who travel south to indulge in the sunshine as the rest of the country slowly begins to thaw. For those who have attended Tortuga in the past, they know it’s much more than music. The festival is designed to bring awareness to some important environmental issues affecting the world’s oceans. The three-day music festival is a weekend filled with music and fun that offers a chance to catch up with old friends or perhaps even make some new ones.
Headlining this year’s Tortuga Music Festival are Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw. The lineup consists of some of the biggest names in country music, including Bryan, who returns to Tortuga having last performed there in 2017. In 2019, Bryan won the Academy of Country Music Awards “Album of the Century” award for his 2013 album “Crash My Party.” Lambert, the Texas-based singer-songwriter, will be the first female to headline at Tortuga and is a nine-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year and is currently headlining her Wildcard Tour that kicked off in mid-January. Three-time Grammy Award-winner Tim McGraw, will take the stage for the second time at Tortuga, having last headlined in 2016. McGraw’s last solo headlining tour was in 2015; he will hit the road this summer for his Here on Earth Tour. The three-month tour kicks off in July and ends late September, giving those who attend Tortuga a chance to catch McGraw and the other artists before the summer concert season takes full effect.
The Tortuga Music Festival lineup is stacked from top to bottom, including Pitbull, Barenaked Ladies, Jon Pardi, Billy Currington, Cole Swindell, Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Toots and the Maytals, Chris Lane, Vanilla Ice, Morgan Wallen, Locash, Hardy, Tracy Lawrence, Jordan Davis, Jimmie Allen, Jon Langston, Blanco Brown, Runaway June, Drake White & The Big Fire, Gabby Barrett, Riley Green, Caylee Hammack, Gone West, Hirie, Brandon Ratcliff, Tenille Arts, Niko Moon, Kendell Marvel, Kylie Morgan, Hailey Whitters, Meghan Patrick, Tyler Rich, Ashland Craft, Cale Dodds, Trea Landon, Ya Boys, Avenue Beat, Angie K, Sean Stemaly, and Tyler Booth.
The festival’s roots run deeper than simply the music. The original idea behind Tortuga was a gathering of people who share their love of two things: the ocean and music. The festival’s focus is specifically aimed to help save the world’s oceans. Through its partnership with the Rock The Ocean Foundation, Tortuga brings attention to the issues that are affecting the oceans including trash, pollution and overexploitation of fishing resources. With its focus on marine conservation, the festival and its fans have donated over a million dollars for ocean conservation.
While attending Tortuga, be sure to visit Conservation Village, where you get an understanding of the five core issues that affect the ocean and why Rock the Ocean Foundation focuses on them. Ecological experts from various areas will be on hand with fun, educational and interactive activities that will give you a better understanding of shark and turtle conservation, marine pollution, overfishing, and coral reef degradation. You will get a chance to talk directly with the experts working in the field who can provide detailed information and share their perspectives on the state of the oceans and what can be done to improve not only marine life but also how to protect the oceans so that they may be enjoyed by future generations.
Single-day, three-day and VIP experience passes are on sale now and available online.
Ft. Lauderdale Beach State Park 1100 Seabreeze Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316. No on-site parking. Water Taxi or rideshare is suggested.