Back in October, Tortuga Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach announced it would add a third day to its April 2016 edition, bringing massive country headliners Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, and Dierks Bentley to the event, which in 2015 drew more than 75,000 swimsuit-clad, koozie-toting festivalgoers.
This morning, the team behind the staple South Florida country beach festival has announced a second wave of artist additions to its already stellar lineup of country, rock, and roots acts. Among today's new adds to the roster are Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2015 Kelsea Ballerini, innovators of deep southern soul St. Paul & the Broken Bones, and upbeat honky-tonker Jon Pardi. Other big names announced today include Kristian Bush, who according to Country Weekly put out the "feel-good album of the year," and Muddy Magnolias, a “country, soul, and R&B cocktail that's heavy on harmony and candid, occasionally gritty, lyrics,” according to Elle.
Here's a complete list of new artists added to Tortuga's 2016 lineup today:
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
Michael Franti & Spearhead
A Thousand Horses
JJ Grey & Mofro
Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots
LANco, Waterloo Revival
Old Southern Moonshine Revival
Tortuga Music Festival 2016
With Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, and others. April 15 through 17, at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park,1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Regular priced festival tickets are now available, with three-day general admission for $199 and VIP for $899. Complete festival pricing can also now be found at tortugamusicfestival.com.
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