Music Festivals

Tortuga 2016: Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley to Headline the Three-Day Festival


Hold on to your cowboy hats! Tortuga announced its 2016 lineup this morning, with Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, and Dierks Bentley topping the bill of Fort Lauderdale's mega popular, now three-day country music festival on the beach.

Taking place from April 15 to April 17, tens of thousands of fans are expected to hit the sand this time around to enjoy another lineup chock-full of country, rock, and roots acts from all over the spectrum. Here is the complete list of the 2016 performers that have been announced this morning, with additional lineup announcements expected in the coming weeks:

- Blake Shelton
- Tim McGraw
- Dierks Bentley
- Sam Hunt
- Thomas Rhett
- Billy Currington
- Kip Moore
- Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Michael Franti & Spearhead
- Randy Houser
- Joe Nichols
- Chris Janson
- A Thousand Horses
- JJ Grey & Mofro
- Elle King
- Bobby Bones and his comedy band the Raging Idiots
- Chase Bryant
- Old Dominion
- Cam
- LANco
- Waterloo Revival
- Native Run
- Walker County
- Tucker Beathard
- Old Southern Moonshine Revival
- Ryan Hurd
- Courtney Cole
- Drew Baldridge

While early bird tickets have already sold out, a limited number of reduced-price advance tickets will be available when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 16 via tortugamusicfestival.com.


Three-day advance general admission festival tickets start at $189. Three-day advance VIP tickets are $789, and advance "Super VIP" are $1299. After advance tickets sell out, regular-priced festival tickets will become immediately available, with three-day general admission at $199, VIP at $899 and Super VIP at $1449.
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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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