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Grace Potter added to the lineup along with headliner Kenny Chesney for Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach April 13-14 2013 - presented by Landshark Lager


Nashville, TN --- Thursday, March 7, 2013 --- This morning HUKA Entertainment confirms rock sensation Grace Potter has been added to the lineup for Rock The Ocean’s inaugural TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL, presented by Landshark Lager. 
“We’re excited to add Grace Potter to the festival,” said A.J. Niland CEO of HUKA Entertainment. “She’s a favorite of ours and a great addition to the bill.”

Grace and her band are currently touring in Europe in support of their new album THE LION THE BEAST THE BEAT, produced by Jim Scott and Grace Potter along with Dan Auerbach.  When reached for comment Potter exclaimed “We’re so excited to be traveling from Vermont to Tortuga (Music Fest) to join you guys for your beautiful music festival. We’re going to be with Kenny Chesney, Avett Brothers, Lynyrd Skynryd and Gary Clark Jr.  It’s going to be amazing.”    

Potter joins previously announced headliners Kenny Chesney and Eric Church along with The Avett Brothers, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Gary Allan, Jake Owen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Clark Jr., Eli Young Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Kip Moore, Gloriana, G. Love & Special Sause, Donavon Frankenreiter, Mac McAnally, The Wailers, Sister Hazel, Dangermuffin, Rayland Baxter and The Bright Light Social Hour.

Tickets for the festival are currently on sale at

The sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach will be turned into our oceanfront festival grounds, making Tortuga a music and ocean lover’s paradise. World-class artists will perform on three stages and local culinary fair as well as sustainable seafood will be served. Thanks to our partnership with Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, festival fans can explore Tortuga’s one-of-a-kind Conservation Village located directly on the grounds.  This exciting addition to the festival will be visual and interactive while providing information about the Ocean, her inhabitants and how we can all chip in to make a difference.   Join us April 13-14! Celebrate and preserve the ocean.
About Grace Potter:
Grace Potter is the lead singer of powerhouse rock quintet Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. A celebrated multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Potter has been on a steady rise since her band formed in 2002 while students as St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. Long praised as one of the best live acts in music today, Potter was recently proclaimed “…the best female rock singer in the country,” by USA Today and Glamour. The Vermont rocker has garnered numerous CMA, CMT, ACM and Grammy nominations. Her fourth studio album, The Lion The Beast The Beat, was released in June.
About Rock The Ocean:
The Rock The Ocean Foundation is dedicated to supporting scientific research, education and increasing public awareness about the issues impacting the world’s oceans. RTO teams up with high profile musical artists and entertainers, who will perform and participate in events that educate the public on marine conservation.  RTO, founder Chris Stacey is an avid ocean lover, diver and 20 year music industry veteran.  Tortuga Music Festival will bring to life his vision, uniting the best and brightest in music, working to raise awareness about the issues currently impacting our oceans and their delicate ecosystems.

About HUKA Entertainment: 
HUKA Entertainment, producers of The Hangout Music Festival, creates and produces top tier live music events.  Its team has successfully executed on music festivals, arena shows, and club dates over the years.  In 2011, Pollstar named The Hangout Festival Of The Year, and the 3-day event continues to sell out annually.  In 2010, following the Deep Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf, HUKA Entertainment was hired to produce Concerts For The Coast, a series of waterfront shows, which supported economic recovery in the Gulf region. Concerts For The Coast artists included Jimmy Buffett, Brad Paisley and Bon Jovi.  HUKA Entertainment is based in New Orleans, LA
About Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation: 
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is a leader in international efforts to protect our oceans and marine environments. The GHOF advocates for sustainable fishing practices, funds inspired scientific research and supports innovative educational programs. Our principle objective is to help ensure that future generations will enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced ocean ecosystem where fish and other marine wildlife flourish. GHOF has led or assisted include the establishment of a shark sanctuary in Bahamian federal waters, the addition of five species of sharks to Florida’s protected list and the enactment of the U.S. Billfish Conservation Act. In the fall of 2012, the GHOF led a petition drive in support of the National Conservation Law in the Cayman Islands. The GHOF also assisted the launch of the first catch-and-release fishing tournament in Venezuela.
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Contact for Festival:
hbpr - Heather Bohn – 615.298.4056 –

For Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Sharrin Summers – 818.560.5787 –

For Guy Harvey:
John Bell – 954.970.3394 –
For Rock The Ocean:
Chris Stacey – 615.498.7548 –


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