Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival for this year has been rescheduled to November 12-14, 2021. The event, which was to have taken place from October 2-4, 2020, will retain the same headliners, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw.
The move, caused by concerns over coronavirus, emphasizes the organizers’ commitment to the safety of all concerned. The festival, launched in 2013, takes place on the white sands of the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Florida, and all passes bought for 2020 will be honored in 2021.
A commitment to marine conservation
The event continues to raise funds for ocean awareness and support marine conservation and research. Specifically, it aims to protect sea turtles that nest annually along South Florida’s Atlantic seaboard. Information on ticketing and the full line-up can be found at tortugamusicfestival.com. According to the site, up to last year as of 2019 more than $1,200,000 had been raised for ocean conservation. More than 30 organizations have benefited from the funding, issued by the Rock the Ocean Foundation.
Also booked for the 2021 festival on the Main Stage or Sunset Stage are Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Barenaked Ladies, Gabby Barrett, Lee Brice, Blanco Brown, Billy Currington, DeeJay Silver, DJ Rock, Riley Green, Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Hirie, Jon Pardi, Chris Lane, Jon Langston, Tracy Lawrence, LOCASH, Kip Moore, Pitbull, Michael Ray, Runaway June, Cole Swindell, Toots and the Maytals, Vanilla Ice, Morgan Wallen, Rita Wilson and YA’BOYZ.
Tortuga’s third stage, named “Next From Nashville,” will highlight such rising names as Tenille Arts, Tyler Booth, Ashland Craft, Cale Dodds, Angie K, Trea Landon, Walker Montgomery, Niko Moon, Kylie Morgan, Meghan Patrick, Brandon Ratcliff, Tyler Rich, Sean Stemaly and Hailey Whitters.
The artists at last year’s festival, held in April, included Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Sheryl Crow, Maddie & Tae, Trombone Shorty, Kane Brown, Dustin Lynch, Danielle Bradbery and Thomas Rhett.
Listen to the 2020 Tortuga Playlist on Spotify.