Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Fourth Annual Tortuga Music Festival sets record attendance for Country Music’s Biggest Party

Nearly 90,000 Fans Flock To South Florida For Three Days Of Performances From
Blake Shelton, Tim Mcgraw, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Elle King, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini And Many More

This year Tortuga attracted fans from 47 states and 16 countries to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park 
4th Annual Tortuga Music Click to ENLARGE
(Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 17, 2016)
HUKA Entertainment announced today a record year for the fourth annual Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, held over the weekend at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.
Nearly 90,000 fans flocked to the beach for three days of performances from superstars Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley, along with Sam Hunt, Elle King, Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kelsea Ballerini and 25 more musical acts!
Pictured (L-R): A.J. Niland (Chief Experience Officer, HUKA Entertainment), Evan Harrison 
(CEO, HUKA Ent.), Blake Shelton, Chris Stacey (founder, Rock The Ocean/GM, Dot Records),
Bennett Drago (Co-Founder, HUKA Entertainment)

What began as country music’s first large-scale festival on the beach, primarily attended by local fans, has grown to become the world’s dominant destination location event, drawing attendees from 47 states and 16 countries to Tortuga.
Country Girls Florida Style

Check out highlights and photo galleries from 2016’s Tortuga Music Festival HERE.

Elle King "Americana UK's Queen" onstage during
Tortuga Music Festival on April 17, 2016
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
April 17, 16| Credit: Gustavo Caballer

 “HUKA is honored to produce large-scale, destination-location festivals - it’s the fierce loyalty of our Tortuga fans who allow us to raise the bar each year,” said HUKA Entertainment CEO, Evan Harrison.

 A.J. Niland, HUKA Entertainment Chief Experience Officer adds, “with the fan response to this year’s enhancements like more shade, art installations, and better flow, my mind is already racing with innovative surprises for next year.”

Expanding to a third day in 2016 proved to be a massive win for Tortuga Music Festival, which has quickly become a permanent fixture within the extremely competitive music festival landscape. 
Plans are already underway for Tortuga’s 5th anniversary celebration, with more details to be revealed soon.

Kelsea Ballerini (Left) performed in the rain on stage during the 2016 Tortuga Music Festival on Saturday afternoon (April 16) in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

The 23-year-old country singer got through almost her full set before the festival was evacuated because of severe storms approaching. 

Just the day before, Kelsea and her co-writers were honored with a gold record for her second single “Dibs”, off of her debut album, The First Time. 

The track was officially certified by the RIAA for exceeding 500,000 sales and streams in the U.S. alone.

Dierks Bentley tweeted

Sam Hunt and Tim McGraw flaunted their buff bods while performing on stage at the 2016 Tortuga Music Festival on Saturday (April 16) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Sam recently opened up about wanting to record different styles of music.
“I love so many styles of music,” Sam told Taste of Country. “I wish I could make multiple records, stylistically. The way that I’m gonna remedy that is to make a diverse record with a lot of different styles on one record”.

Tortuga Music Festival 2016 - Day 1 Recap

Tortuga Music Festival 2016 - Day 2 recap

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Ford Promo Girls at the 4th Annual Tortuga Music Festival

About HUKA Entertainment:
HUKA Entertainment is a leading creator and producer of large scale destination-location music festivals, including Pemberton Music Festival situated on 300 pristine acres at the base of Mt. Currie in British Columbia, and Tortuga Music Festival on the white sandy beaches of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Best known for creating ground-breaking fan, VIP and artist experiences, the company was the creative force and producer of the award-winning Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. Based in New Orleans with deep roots in Gulf Coast culture, the fully independent HUKA Entertainment also co-produces the BUKU Music + Art Project in New Orleans located on the banks of the Mississippi River, and has a growing touring division which promotes hundreds of concerts across North America annually.
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