Tortuga Music Festival Officially Announces November 2021 Festival Lineup
It has been a long and arduous year as thousands of music lovers from across the nation have been anxiously awaiting the return of the Tortuga Music Festival to South Florida. Needless to say, COVID-19 had put nearly every music festival on hold until the country could get the pandemic under some sort of control. The good news is that millions of people are getting vaccinated, which means the return of live music and a gradual return to normalcy. Considered to be the premier music festival in Florida, Tortuga provides plenty of reasons to flock to South Florida: a music festival in an idyllic setting along the beaches that offers those attending everything that anyone could ask for — great weather, oceanfront, and of course plenty of music.
Tortuga normally takes place the second week in April; however, with the aforementioned changes taking place, festival organizers decided to bring the festival back for a late fall version, moving the date to mid-November 2021. Of course, moving the festival to November means perfect fall South Florida weather for those wishing to escape the frigid temperatures that grip the nation during this time. Music lovers will converge on Fort Lauderdale Beach to attend one of the most iconic music festivals of the year. The Tortuga Music Festival is set to take over Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park on November 12-14 for a three-day weekend of country music’s very best.
Although primarily a country music festival, Tortuga features a diverse lineup that will feature rock, pop, rap, and reggae acts, including Barenaked Ladies, Pitbull, Vanilla Ice, and Hirie. Tortuga continues to be a go-to destination for those who love all things music. 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. For those who have attended Tortuga in the past, they know it’s much more than music; the festival is also 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 nine-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Texas-based singer-songwriter, will be the first female to headline at Tortuga. 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 fall when he takes the stage on September 1 at the Minnesota State Fair in Minneapolis.
The Tortuga Music Festival lineup is stacked from top to bottom, including Jon Pardi, Billy Currington, Cole Swindell, Rita Wilson, Lee Brice, Chris Lane, Locash, Hardy, Tracy Lawrence, Jimmie Allen, Jon Langston, Blanco Brown, Runaway June, Gabby Barrett, Riley Green, Caylee Hammack, Brandon Ratcliff, Tenille Arts, Niko Moon, Kylie Morgan, Hailey Whitters, Meghan Patrick, Tyler Rich, Ashland Craft, Cale Dodds, Trea Landon, Ya Boys, 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.
Kip Moore – Photo: Rick Munroe MFN
Chris Lane – Photo: Rick Munroe MFN
Runaway June – Photo: Rick Munroe MFN
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.