Advance single-day tickets for Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival went on sale Tuesday morning, along with a reveal of what acts are playing which day on the three stages set up on Fort Lauderdale beach April 12-13.
April 12 will include country firebrand Eric Church's 8 p.m. closing performance on a day that also features multi-platinum pop act Train, Hank Williams Jr., Billy Currington, Ziggy Marley, Brett Eldredge and Slightly Stoopid. Other Day 1 performers include Chase Rice, the Revivalists, Blackjack Billy, Delta Rae, Moon Taxi and Quaker City Nighthawks.
April 13’s headliner is the red-hot Luke Bryan, joined by Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Sheryl Crow, Brett Dennen, Cole Swindell, Eric Paslay, White Denim, 38 Special, Parmalee, Brothers Osborne, Frankie Ballard and Sons of Fathers.
Single-day, general-admission tickets are $89 (plus fees), with two-day passes starting at $165. Park-n-ride shuttle passes are also available in single and two-day options. Gates open at 11 a.m. each day, and the music stops at 10 p.m.
Last year’s inaugural Tortuga Music Festival, with headliner Kenny Chesney, drew more than 25,000 music fans to the beach north of the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. The festival was created by the Rock the Ocean Foundation, the brainchild of former Fort Lauderdale resident and diver Chris Stacey, and produced by veteran music promoter HUKA Entertainment.
More than $70,000 was raised from last year’s ticket proceeds and donations for the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and other marine conservation organizations. The 2014 festival will again include the one-of-a-kind Conservation Village, presented by wildlife artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey, with nearly two dozen organizations and exhibitions advocating for the health of the world’s oceans.
For tickets and more information, go to TortugaMusicFestival.com.