Tortuga Music Festival Announces 2017 Line Up

Tortuga Music Festival returns for its fifth installment April 7, 2017 and Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, and Chris Stapleton will head down to Fort Lauderdale Beach to headline.

The spring weekend will be one of the few places fans can catch format superstar Chesney in 2017. A rep for Chesney recently confirmed that the 48-year-old will not tour next year. This will be his third turn at headlining the event, having already played the inaugural year in 2013 and again in 2015.

As usual, the lineup at Huka Entertainment’s beach bash wanders into other genres. R&B crooner Nelly will perform, as will pop newcomer Daya, heard on the Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down” and her own hits, “Hide Away” and “Sit Still Look Pretty.” Also onstage will be reggae-rockers Slightly Stoopid and alt-soul trio G Love & Special Sauce, no strangers to South Florida music festival fans, as well as earnest folk-rockers Delta Rae.

Country fans can look forward to Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Steve Moakler, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Michael Ray, LoCash, and Drake White and the Big Fire. Other performers include Brett Young, Luke Combs, Chris Lane, RaeLynn, Brooke Eden, High Valley, Brandon Lay, Russell Dickerson, Ashley McBryde, Jon Langston, Jordan Davis, the Marcus King Band, Quaker City Night Hawks, DJ Rock and DJ Bad Ash.

The event continues its mission to raise awareness and support ocean conservation. With a standing Conversation Village area at the event where environmental organizations set up booths and stands to educate on the increasingly dire need for marine research and various issues affecting the earth’s oceans. The festival works with the Rock the Ocean Foundation and has, since it’s 2013 inception, donated over $300,000 to its Conservation Village partners.

Three-day general admission passes ($229), three-day VIP passes ($999) and various payment plans and travel packages will be available. New this year is a daily ticket upgrade for guaranteed access in front of the Main Stage called The Reef, which costs $99 per day. Tickets go on sale at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at  All Super VIP tickets are sold-out.