The seventh-annual Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, in partnership with Live Nation, announced today that 8-time Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney and multi-platinum superstar Thomas Rhett will join Jason Aldean, who was recently announced, as their 2019 headliners. Chesney, a huge champion of the festival and its work around ocean conservation and stewardship since its first year, will return to headline for the fourth time. It was also revealed that Danielle Bradbery, Kane Brown, Sheryl Crow, Delta Rae, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Flo Rida, Chris Janson, Jillian Jacqueline, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Cody Johnson, Elle King, Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae, Midland, Maren Morris, David Lee Murphy, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, Trombone Shorty, Mitchell Tenpenny and The Wailers will take the stage, with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks. The three-day, oceanfront experience will take place on April 12, 13, 14 of 2019 on the shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Florida, and passes will go on sale October 26 at 10am ET. For more information on tickets, hotel packages and more visit tortugamusicfestival.com.
Following the megastar headliner reveal, the festival also announced it will add a third stage, dubbed “Next from Nashville” in 2019, in addition to the Main Stage and Sunset Stage, which will bring more acts to the festival than ever before. At Tortuga’s sister festivals, which include Faster Horses Festival, Watershed Festival and Country LakeShake, the “Next from Nashville” stage has become a platform for the hottest newcomers in the country genre to share their voice with new found fans and give existing fans the opportunity to watch their favorite emerging acts shred in the festival scene. The launchpad performance opportunity has been praised for “shining the spotlight on new talent… where up-and-comers are given a chance to introduce their music in between sets by the veteran acts,” (Rolling Stone).
Tortuga Music Festival, established in 2013, quickly became one of the most sought-after festivals, pulling fans from all around the world to enjoy three days of fun in the sun while a manifold of artists across all genres create a one-of-a-kind festival experience. Tortuga Music Festival also strives to raise funds and awareness of the issues that the world’s ocean currently face, as well as supporting marine conservation and research. Attendees can also learn more about where a portion of the proceeds from their passes go, onsite at the festival at Rock The Ocean’s Conservation Village. Offering an arena of exhibits within the festival grounds, fans can experience games, interactive touch tanks, cooking exhibitions, the latest ocean technology, and learn how they can help make a difference. For more information, visit: TortugaMusicFestival.com/conservation/.
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