ROCK THE OCEAN’S TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL PACKS THREE STAGES WITH ELECTRIC PERFORMANCES HEADED BY JASON ALDEAN, THOMAS RHETT AND KENNY CHESNEY FOR A WEEKEND OF BEACHSIDE ENTERTAINMENT FOR SEA OF FANS
The “Travel Destination” Event Wraps the Weekend With A Portion Of Proceeds Raised From The Festival Going Back To Rock The Ocean’s Conservation Efforts
Nashville, TN – April 15, 2019 – The seventh-annual Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, in partnership with Live Nation, hosted fans from all around the world this weekend for three days of coastal breeze and musical entertainment. Featuring headliners Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and Kenny Chesney, this year’s lineup was praised by Miami New Times for being “more diverse than those of past years by several measures,” adding that the festival featured “dozens of more women on this year’s lineup than in previous years, with participating artists coming from beyond the world of country music.”
Left Photo: Jason Aldean, Credit – Marc Nader – Right Photo: Midland, Credit – Marc Nader
“The lineup on Friday was a lesson in the diversity the Tortuga Music Festival has come to represent” (Sun Sentinel) with Jason Aldean kicking things off opening night after premiering his new music video for “Rearview Town” live on the main stage earlier in the day, and highlights on the Sunset Stage including high-energy sets from Joan Jett And The Blackhearts and Elle King.
Left Photo: Thomas Rhett, Credit – Marc Nader – Right Photo: Flo Rida, Credit – Joseph Mikos
The free-spirited vibe of the event continued on Saturday with collaborative performances featuring RaeLynn for Maren Morris’ “All My Favorite People” and later on in the day with Thomas Rhett inviting Maren Morris back to the stage for their duet of “Craving You.” Additionally, Flo Rida thrilled fans with his hit-heavy set on the Sunset Stage. The weekend also served the next generation of country music featured on the festival’s first year of the Next From Nashville stage, giving attendees a chance to discover the genre’s hottest acts including Clare Dunn, Tenille Townes, Travis Denning, Caylee Hammack and Rachel Wammack.
Left Photo: Clare Dunn, Credit – Joseph Mikos – Right Photo: Kenney Chesney, Credit – Marc Nader
With Rolling Stone heralding that “the draw is the traditionally diverse lineup, one that strays far from any country boundaries,” Sunday closed out with an unforgettable set by Kenny Chesney, who brought up David Lee Murphy who had taken the main stage earlier in the day, as well as performances by Sheryl Crow, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and more.
“This weekend has been beyond what we could have ever imagined,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Country Touring at Live Nation. “The fans and artists really embraced everything Tortuga has to offer, from the amazing setting to a really unique lineup. Tortuga fans have a special vibe and it was also awesome to see so many acts experiencing the festival for themselves too, watching other acts and soaking up the beach, all for a good cause”
“We’re so happy to have residents and visitors to Greater Fort Lauderdale for this one-of-a-kind music festival, where they enjoy music from top-charting artists on our beautiful beach,” said Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
“Music flows deep within Greater Fort Lauderdale’s DNA, and we’re thrilled to have Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival for the 7th year in a row. That’s the kind of lineup we love to see!” said Noelle Stevenson, vice president of the CVB’s Underground Music division.
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About Rock The Ocean:
The Rock The Ocean Foundation is dedicated to supporting scientific research, education and increasing public awareness about the issues impacting the world’s oceans. RTO teams up with high profile musical artists and entertainers, who will perform and participate in events that educate the public on marine conservation. RTO founder, Chris Stacey is an avid ocean lover, diver and 20-year music industry veteran. Tortuga Music Festival will bring to life his vision, uniting the best and brightest in music, working to raise awareness about the issues currently impacting our oceans and their delicate ecosystems. For more information visit www.rocktheocean.com,
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About Live Nation Entertainment:
Tortuga Music Festival is part of Live Nation’s premiere family of country music festivals spread across the country, including Watershed in George, WA, Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI, Country LakeShake in Chicago, IL, Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Seven Peaks Music Festival in Denver, CO. Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Live Nation Concerts, Ticketmaster and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.