Music Festivals

Tortuga 2016 Announces Daily Artist Lineup, Limited Single-Day Tickets

Tortuga 2016 is shaping up to be the most ambitious effort yet by organizers Huka Entertainment. While last year's two-day fest sold out with an attendance of more than 75,000 fans over the span of the country-fied, lite-beer-fueled musical weekend on Fort Lauderdale Beach, for its fourth-annual festival, Tortuga will feature three days jam-packed with some of country, folk, Americana, blues, and roots music's brightest stars and most exciting up-and-comers.

Now that we're a month out from Fort Lauderdale's favorite springtime music fest, this morning organizers have announced the daily artist lineup, in addition to a limited amount of single-day tickets, which go on sale today at 10 a.m. and start at $100.

Here's the day-by-day breakdown of Tortuga 2016 performers:

Day One, Friday, April 15th
Dierks Bentley
Old Dominion
Randy Houser
Tucker Beathard
Kristian Bush
Ryan Hurd

Day Two, Saturday, April 16th
Tim McGraw
Sam Hunt
Chris Janson
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Kip Moore
Bobby Bones and his comedy band the Raging Idiots
Kelsea Ballerini
Jon Pardi
Courtney Cole
Thousand Horses
Waterloo Revival
Muddy Magnolias
Old Southern Moonshine Revival

Day Three, Sunday, April 17th
Blake Shelton
Billy Currington
JJ Grey & Mofro
Thomas Rhett
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Elle King
Joe Nichols
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
Native Run
Chase Bryant
Walker County
Drew Baldridge

In an effort to continue evolving and keeping up with newer and bigger festival offerings around the state and country, the festival will also incorporate "more water and shade features into the event grounds" this year, as well as a pirate-ship art installation located in the general-admission area, where DJ Rock will be spinning all three days.

They're also offering expanded transportation options in 2016, with three Water Taxi routes available to attendees as well as the main shuttle route. Three-day transportation passes start at $45 in advance or $60 day of show. Single-day transportation passes are priced at $30 each day.

Tortuga Music Festival
Featuring Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, and more. Friday, April 15, through Sunday, April 17, along Fort Lauderdale Beach, 1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Single-day tickets start at $100; three-day GA tickets start at $199. Visit for more information.
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Falyn Freyman is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Miami. She previously produced videos for Univision and edited music content for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Her work has been featured in Vice, Bustle, Broadly, Time Out, and other publications. She has a master's degree from the Columbia School of Journalism.
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