The Tortuga Music Festival got off to a great start on Friday April 15 despite nearly being derailed by severe weather. The festival added a third day this year to accommodate demand, kicking off on Friday instead of Saturday. The weather in Fort Lauderdale was sunny earlier in the day, and fans got to enjoy sets from Cam , Kristian Bush , Randy Houser and more. But as the day wore on, the skies started darkening, with clouds rolling in and lightning storms predicted. Severe winds were also part of the forecast, causing HUKA Entertainment, which produces the festival, to make the decision to evacuate the festival site for the first time in the history of the event, according to a press release. Fortunately, the fans were able to return and enjoy a headlining set from Dierks Bentley later that night, after the storms passed with minimal damage to the concert site. Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw are set to headline the other nights of the festival. For more information on the hottest festivals of , check out our festival guide.
Friday, April 15, 2016
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Rock the Ocean's Tortuga Festival 2016!
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Tortuga is around the corner, and as one of South Florida's fastest-growing music festivals, it has a lot to prove its fourth time around. Today, Tortuga also rolled out its new dedicated app for , chock-full of interactive functionality. Available for free download for both iOS and Android users, the app keeps everything Tortuga right at your fingertips. Fans can create a custom schedule, discover artists playing the festival, learn about the festival cause and on-site conservation activities, check out food options on site, view a selection of maps, and much more Additionally, fans that have the Tortuga Mobile App downloaded on their phones and have opted to receive push notifications and integrated their bluetooth with the app, will also receive instant updaes and fun messaging during the festival about special experiences, important festival reminders, and enhanced customer service. The full daily artist schedule at Tortuga is currently available via the app as well. Here it is:.
Tortuga Music Festival. On April , the annual Tortuga Festival kicks off a weekend of fun and sun with Friday headliner Dierks Bentley crooning out his deeply personal brand of soul-searing country. Setting the stage for this Arizona native is newcomer Ryan Hurd, whose amazing array of songwriting hits include the Grammy-nominated duet "Lonely Tonight", performed by Ashley Monroe and Saturday's headliner Blake Shelton. Sunday features country legend Tim McGraw taking the stage along with Elle King and her authentic-living, multi-genre sound represented by her current Billboard number 10 hit America's Sweetheart. Hardworking DJ Rock, resident DJ at the Atlanta hotspot Stagecoach Buckhead, has paid his dues and is now finishing up three years of touring with country music superstar Luke Bryan - and laying down beats for the closing night of the Tortuga Festival! You can check out the entire lineup of musical artists set to rock the sands at Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park here. The great news is that all this fun also supports a worthy cause: a portion of all ticket sales go to help Rock the Ocean.