Spring Break, thy name is Tortuga Music Festival. For three days, this festival brings one of the biggest Florida Spring Break ragers to the sands of Ft. Lauderdale’s beach. 100,000 swimsuit-clad party people come together for a lineup that leans heavily on today’s country stars with some roots and rock artists sprinkled in. Morgan Wallen, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, and Michael Franti have all played the festival. However, this is a party with a purpose. It makes for an Americana weekend. Festival goers are liable to don red, white, blue and maybe some spilled beer.
A portion of Tortuga Music Festival’s proceeds benefit the Rock the Ocean Foundation, which supports ocean conservation. Each year, Tortuga builds a Conservation Village where 20 conservation groups educate country music fans about threats to the ocean. Festival performers even show up at the village to play a few songs. No, you won’t find any single use plastic water bottles or straws at this festival. Their commitment to the ocean is real.
Pro tip: Instead of trying to get an Uber, take a water taxi to and from the festival. It will likely save you time and money.
NOTE: The 2023 lineup has not been released at the time of this posting. You can check for updates here.
- 100,000 people attend.
- Tickets come in three levels: General Admission, VIP, and Super VIP. None are available for single days. 3-day General Admission tickets. General Admission tickets cost $249.
- Here’s the festival’s app to help guide you through the weekend..
- The 2023 lineup has not yet been released, but you can check out past lineups and highlight videos here.