Tortuga Music Festival 2015 Dates Announced

Article Contributed by Woody Graber | Published on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

HUKA Entertainment proudly announces the return of Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, taking place Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12, 2015 on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

A limited quantity of Early Bird Presale tickets for the 2015 festival will be available online at this Friday, November 7 at 10:00am EST.  This public presale allows early supporters of the festival to purchase discounted tickets, including two-day General Admission for $139.00 each, two-day VIP for $579.00 each and two-day Super VIP for $979 each (shipping and handling fees may apply to each ticket type).  Tickets will also be available by phone at 877.987.6487. A four-ticket purchase limit will be in effect.  Additional details can be found via

Additionally, Tortuga Music Festival fans who’ve missed their opportunity to purchase merchandise at previous events will now have a chance starting today, with the launch of the festival’s online merchandise store at Merchandise supplies are limited.

Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, produced and promoted by HUKA Entertainment, is a two-day music and conservation festival on the beach featuring over two dozen of the hottest artists in country, rock and roots music. Created together with the Rock the Ocean Foundation, the event serves to celebrate the festival’s ocean side setting while raising awareness of issues impacting the world’s oceans and supporting marine research and conservation, as well as protection of the festival’s namesake – sea turtles that nest annually along South Florida’s Atlantic seaboard.

“We’ve heard over and over what a unique and special event Tortuga is from our artists, fans and the community,” says HUKA Entertainment co-founder and CEO A.J. Niland, “As a result, we’re challenging ourselves in our third year to ensure we continue to deliver on our success and provide the sort of world-class event everyone has come to expect.”

“The concept of marrying music and conservation has proven to be a winner,” adds Rock The Ocean founder Chris Stacey. “With this year’s event, we hope to take our conservation awareness to new highs.”

While the 2015 festival performer line-up will remain under wraps for the time being, Niland says fans can expect the same caliber of talent to hit the beach at Tortuga as in previous years, which have featured the likes of Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Hank Williams, Jr., Billy Currington, Sheryl Crow, Brett Eldredge, Ziggy Marley, Slightly Stoopid, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Lynryd Skynyrd, Frankie Ballard and many, many more.

“Our goal remains to bring the best available talent we can to the beach so fans and artists can appreciate our world’s resources firsthand, and what it is we are trying to preserve,” says Niland. “Musically, we’ll have a little something for everyone, and it doesn’t hurt that we’re going to have a heck of a party in the process.”

With live music performances across three stages, the centerpiece to the festival is its Conservation Village, curated by Stacey, where over 20 organizations dedicated to marine research and conservation will provide interactive, educational experiences for festival patrons.

Stacey notes the Conservation Village will again offer premium content in its third outing, after featuring such notables as The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Shark Savers, Sea Turtle Oversight Protection, Florida Fishing Academy and Bonefish Tarpon Trust, among others.