Tortuga Music Festival 2017

Tortuga Music Festival 2017

April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017
April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale


Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival is an annual music festival held at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Founded by Huka Entertainment and the Rock The Ocean Foundation, the annual spring festival aimed to raise awareness and support for ocean conservation. A portion of the ticket proceeds goes to charity, and as of 2016 over $300,000 has been raised for ocean conservation.[1]

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.[2] The 2017 edition has announced Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, and Chris Stapleton as a headliners.

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Luke Bryan
bornJuly 17, 1976
Leesburg, Georgia, United States
Chris Stapleton
bornApril 15, 1978
Kenny Chesney
bornMarch 26, 1968
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Darius Rucker
bornMay 13, 1966

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Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for his longtime friends from high school, performers Travis Tritt and Billy Currington, and releasing his first Spring Break album. After signing with Capitol Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee in 2007 with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd, he released the album I'll Stay Me, which included the singles "All My Friends Say," "We Rode in Trucks," and "Country Man." The follow-up album Doin' My Thing included "Do I," which Bryan co-wrote with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, and the number one singles "Rain Is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby."

Tailgates & Tanlines, released in 2011, includes "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)," and the number one singles "I Don't Want This Night to End," "Drunk on You," and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye." Bryan's fourth album, Crash My Party, was released in August 2013 and includes the number one singles "Crash My Party," "That's My Kind of Night," "Drink a Beer," "Play It Again," "Roller Coaster" and "I See You." His fifth album, Kill the Lights, was released in August 2015 and its lead single, "Kick the Dust Up," became his thirteenth number one hit, followed by his fourteenth number one "Strip It Down." Bryan co-wrote all of his singles with the exception of "Drunk on You," "Crash My Party," "That's My Kind of Night," "Drink a Beer," "Play It Again," "Roller Coaster," "Kick the Dust Up" and "Home Alone Tonight" and co-produced all four albums and one compilation album with Jeff Stevens. Bryan was the recipient of the Academy of Country Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards "Entertainer of the Year" award.[4] To date, Bryan has sold over 7 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide.[5]


Christopher Alvin Stapleton[1] (born April 15, 1978) is an American musician and songwriter.[2][3] He is an established songwriter with six number-one songs[4] including the five-week number-one "Never Wanted Nothing More" recorded by Kenny Chesney, "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" recorded by George Strait, and "Come Back Song" recorded by Darius Rucker.[5] As a songwriter, over 150 of Stapleton's songs have appeared on albums by such artists as Adele, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley.[6] Among other artists, he has co-written with Vince Gill, Peter Frampton and Sheryl Crow.[7]

After serving as the frontman of The SteelDrivers from 2008 to 2010, Stapleton released his debut studio album Traveller in 2015, which earned him several awards, reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and went on to sell over 1.8 million copies domestically.[8] Stapleton won the 2015 Country Music Association Award for Best Male Vocalist, New Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year.[9] He received four Grammy Award nominations for the 2016 ceremony, including Album of the Year, winning two: Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance.[10]


Kenneth Arnold "Kenny" Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American country music singer, songwriter and record producer. He has recorded 20 albums, 14 of which have been certified Gold or higher by the RIAA. He has also produced more than 40 top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, 29 of which have reached number one on the charts. Most of these have also charted high within the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making him one of the few successful crossover country artists. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.[1]

Chesney co-directed and produced a film for ESPN entitled The Boys of Fall. He has received six Academy of Country Music awards (including four consecutive Entertainer of the Year awards from 2005 to 2008),[2] as well as six awards from the Country Music Association. He is one of the most popular touring acts in country music, regularly selling out the venues in which he performs.[3][4] His 2007 Flip-Flop Summer Tour was the highest-grossing country road trip of the year.[5]

The Country Music Association honored Chesney with the Entertainer of the Year award in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008. Other notable awards he received include the Academy of Country Music's 1997 New Male Vocalist of the Year, 2002 Top Male Vocalist of the Year, and the Triple Crown Award in 2005. He was awarded his fourth consecutive Entertainer of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music on May 18, 2008.

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In Pictures: Tortuga Music Festival Brings Bryan, Chesney, Stapleton For Sold-Out Event
  –  April 10, 2017
The Tortuga Music Festival, produced by Huka Entertainment, brought in more than 100,000 people for its fifth annual event, which included Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson, Nelly, Slightly Stoopid, and Maren Morris. The event was ...
Tortuga Music Festival: The outlaw promise of Chris Stapleton
  –  April 10, 2017
Like some Stetson-topped Moses come down from the mountaintop, Chris Stapleton arrived on Fort Lauderdale beach Saturday night with a commandment for Tortuga Music Festival programmers: Thou shalt not forget outlaw country. Facing a wildly passionate crowd ...
Nelly, Maren Morris Drew a Record-Setting Crowd to Tortuga Music Festival 2017
  –  April 10, 2017
It finally happened, and it took only five years. Tortuga Music Festival, selling out once again, set a record for attendance this past weekend. More than 100,000 people filed through the gates of the country-music beach party. Held annually on Fort ...
Country fans flock to Fort Lauderdale for the fifth year of the Tortuga Music Festival
  –  April 8, 2017
Ali Parrish came to Tortuga Music Festival on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Saturday to get her fill of music, but took a break to help plant sea oats in the festival’s conservation village. “I love that there is humanity mixed in with the music ...
Tortuga Music Festival Is So Much More Than Great Concerts
  –  April 7, 2017
Tortuga Music Festival is this weekend on Fort Lauderdale Beach. It’s a 3 day music festival with some of the biggest names in country music performing on different stages. Tortuga Music Festival also works with the Rock The Ocean Foundation to ...
Rock The Ocean At This Weekend’s Tortuga Music Festival
  –  April 7, 2017
Marlins Beat Nats 4-3 In 10th For 1st Win Of SeasonMiami earned its first win by beating Washington 4-3 Thursday. Schwartz Leads Blues To 6-3 Win Over PanthersJaden Schwartz had a goal and two assists to lead surging St. Louis to a 6-3 victory over the ...
Tortuga Music Festival brings thousands to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
  –  April 7, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Thousands of music lovers have descended on Fort Lauderdale to attend the fifth annual Tortuga Music Festival. More than 90,000 fans of country and rock music are expected to attend the three-day festival, which is taking ...
Chris Stapleton Will Release Two Albums In 2017
  –  April 6, 2017
April 6—Columbus, GA—Columbus Civic Center* (SOLD OUT) April 8—Ft. Lauderdale, FL—Tortuga Music Festival April 20—Roanoke, VA—Berglund Center† (SOLD OUT) April 21—Pikeville, KY—East Kentucky Expo Center† (SOLD OUT) April 22—Pikeville ...
Get the most out of the Tortuga Festival with this survival guide
  –  April 5, 2017
When Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival began five years ago on the sand in Fort Lauderdale beach, its organizers dreamed of creating an annual event that marries music and environmental awareness. Their dreams became a reality. Five years later the ...
Country Festivals to See in 2017
  –  April 5, 2017
This year, Thomas Rhett graduates to headliner at many of the fests. The country festival season kicks off this weekend with the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Country Thunder Festival in Florence, Arizona. Alan Jackson ...
Keith Spera's Sound Check: Tim and Faith, Bastille and more music in New Orleans for April 6-12, 2017
  –  April 4, 2017
The day after the benefit at the House of Blues, Chesney headlines the Tortuga Music Festival in Florida. His summer schedule includes a few other festivals, as well as a two-night stand at the New England Patriots’ home, Gillette Stadium — but no ...
Concert with a Cause: Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival
  –  April 4, 2017
What’s better than live bands on the beach with headliners like country music star Kenny Chesney? A concert with a cause! This is an apt description for Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival. Set for April 7 to 9 on the surfside sands of the Fort ...
Darius Rucker invites people to the party with new Backstage Southern Whiskey
  –  April 3, 2017
Availability in Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee will soon follow. After a busy ACM Awards weekend, Darius returns to the stage later this week for the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Country Music's Biggest Names Will Headline This Year's Tortuga Music Festival
  –  April 3, 2017
Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, and Chris Stapleton headline Fort Lauderdale's fifth annual Tortuga Music Festival, benefiting the Rock the Ocean foundation. The heart of country music will once again beat on the sands of South Florida as some of the genre’s ...
Tortuga Music Fest celebrates five years of country in Fort Lauderdale Beach
  –  April 2, 2017
For the fifth year now, Tortuga Music Festival is set to bring country in a big way to Fort Lauderdale Beach April 7-9 with healdiners Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton. Single-day tickets are priced at $99 available at
'It rocked my world': Luke Bryan reflects on his big brother Chris' tragic death... ahead of hosting ACM Awards
  –  March 31, 2017
And Luke's next concert takes place April 7 at Florida's three-day seaside Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park.
How Music Festivals Are Changing [Interview w/Evan Harrison of Huka Entertainment]
  –  March 30, 2017
a company that produces destination-site festivals including Pemberton Music Festival (British Columbia) and Tortuga Music Festival (Ft. Lauderdale). Evan has a long history in the digital music space. He was the first head of digital marketing for BMG ...
Chris Stapleton Will Finally Reveal New Music at the 2017 ACM Awards
  –  March 30, 2017
Lauderdale, FL—Tortuga Music Festival April 20—Roanoke, VA—Berglund Center† (SOLD OUT) April 21—Pikeville, KY—East Kentucky Expo Center† (SOLD OUT) April 22—Pikeville, KY—East Kentucky Expo Center† (SOLD OUT) April 27—Columbia ...
Luke Combs to Release Debut Album “This One’s For You” Next Month
  –  March 28, 2017
Combs has also been tapped to join star-packed festival lineups for Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, CMA Music Fest, Stagecoach Festival and Tortuga Music Festival this summer.

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