Kenny Chesney will perform at the first-ever Tortuga Music Festival scheduled for April 13-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The beach festival will be presented by Rock the Ocean, an organization dedicated to supporting scientific research, education and increasing public awareness about the issues impacting the world’s oceans.
Gary Allan, the Eli Young Band and Kip Moore will also perform at the festival. The Avett Brothers, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Franti & Spearhead, G. Love & Special Sauce and Sister Hazel have also been confirmed. A prominent rock artist will be unveiled as the event’s second headliner in the coming weeks.
“I’ve been hearing about this festival for a while now and am excited to be a part of it. I grew up going to the beach every day when I was younger, so protecting the beaches and marine conservation have always been something close to my heart,” Allan said.
“Every now and again, we get to play our music and support a great cause at the same time. The Rock the Oceans’ Tortuga Music Festival will be that and more,” says Eli Young Band’s Jon Jones. “The festival is taking place on one of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S. and aims to educate on how to keep it and other beaches clean and enjoyable for generations to come. It’s great that this is a multi-genre festival. That will make it more fun for music fans and will allow the message of the festival to reach a greater audience.”
The festival is presented by Landshark Lager. Tickets to the festival go on sale Saturday (Dec. 15) at the festival’s website.