Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw & Dierks Bentley to Headline the 2016 Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale

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Country superstars Blake SheltonTim McGraw and Dierks Bentley will be hitting the beach as headliners at this year’s Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, where tens of thousands of fans will enjoy the endless sun, songs, sand and surf.  After last year’s sold out festival, the one-of-a-kind music at the beach event added a third day in 2016 to accommodate an even bigger star-studded lineup of some of music’s hottest talent. Tortuga Music Festival will take place Friday, April 15, Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2016 on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Joining the headliners in the initial wave of performers announced are: genre-bending multi-Platinum star Sam Hunt, “Crash and Burn” hit-maker Thomas Rhett, Country chart-topper Billy Currington, raucous country-rocker Kip Moore, legendary rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, funk and soul fusion band Michael Franti & Spearhead, powerhouse vocalist Randy Houser, “Freaks Like Me” crooner Joe Nichols, “Buy Me A Boat” dynamic live performer Chris Janson, “Smoke” supergroup A Thousand Horses, Florida native Southern rock swamp band JJ Grey & Mofro, “Ex’s and Oh’s” blues pop-sensation Elle King, iHeartRadio personality Bobby Bones and his comedy band the Raging Idiots, “Little Bit Of You” singer Chase Bryant, Country quintet Old Dominion and “Burning House” songbird Cam.

Tortuga Music Festival has a reputation for spotlighting some of the best and brightest new talent and this year’s emerging artists also on the bill are no exception: LANco, Waterloo Revival, Native Run, Walker County, Tucker Beathard, Old Southern Moonshine Revival, Ryan Hurd, Courtney Cole, and Drew Baldridge.

A limited number of reduced-price Advance tickets will be available when tickets go on sale at 10am ET on Friday, October 16 at www.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 tickets at $899 and Super VIP at $1449. Complete festival pricing, including Advance and Regular prices for GA, VIP and Super VIP tickets, can also now be found at www.tortugamusicfestival.com.

This year thousands of Early Bird tickets sold out in only 45 minutes, so fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets immediately in order to take advantage of the Advance tier discounted pricing. All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.

Last year’s sold-out festival drew a record-breaking attendance of more than 75,000 music fans from all over the world. Proceeds from Tortuga Music Festival ticket sales have contributed more than $250,000 toward marine and ocean research and conservation organizations to date.

For additional information, and to sign up to be the first to receive updates, including lineup announcements, ticket on sales, special offers and more, visit Tortuga Music Festival’s website at www.tortugamusicfestival.com

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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