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Kenny Chesney to headline Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach, April 13-14, 2013, presented by Landshark Lager

Line-up includes The Avett Brothers, Gary Allan, Eli Young Band, Gary Clark Jr, Michael Franti & Spearhead, G. Love and Special Sauce, Kip Moore and Sister Hazel


Nashville, TN --- Tuesday, Dec 12, 2012 --- Multi-platinum artist and touring sensation Kenny Chesney is scheduled to be one of the headliners for Rock The Ocean’s inaugural TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL, April 13-14, 2013, presented by Landshark Lager. The two-day music festival produced by HUKA Entertainment, will play host to twenty plus pop, rock and country artists who will perform on three stages, located directly on the beach.  Artists to include: Grammy nominated The Avett Brothers, Gary Allan, Grammy nominated Eli Young Band, Gary Clark Jr, Michael Franti & Spearhead, G. Love and Special Sauce, Kip Moore and Sister Hazel. A second headliner and additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets to go on-sale Saturday, Dec 15 at .

The sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach will be turned into our oceanfront festival grounds, making Tortuga Fest, a music and ocean lover’s paradise. Fans will enjoy music performances with the sun and stars above, an ocean breeze in the air, and sand under their feet. Local culinary fair, sustainable seafood as well as traditional festival favorites will be served.

In partnership with Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Ocean Conservancy, a one-of-a-kind Conservation Village will be located on site to educate audience members and provide them with the information and tools they need to help preserve the world’s oceans.

Festival creators Rock The Ocean and HUKA Entertainment are thrilled to partner with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. RTO founder, Chris Stacey said, “in addition to being a world renowned artist, Dr. Guy Harvey is a world-class conservationist. Our team is great at creating amazing concert experiences, and Guy and his team know how to help save the worlds oceans.”

“This is not your average music festival,” stated producer AJ Niland. “This festival will showcase world class talent, with world class amenities on a world class beachfront setting. More importantly, it is a festival with a purpose.”

“Live music and the beachfront are rooted in the Landshark lifestyle,” said Michael Lourie, Landshark Lager brand manager.  “In teaming up with Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, we’re excited to showcase a weekend of great music while we raise awareness about the collective responsibility we have to care for our coastlines.”

Join us April 13-14! Celebrate and preserve the ocean.

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 Kenny Chesney:
“One of country music’s most triumphant...superstars” (NY Times), Kenny Chesney has had 24 #1 singles, ten platinum albums, and over 27 million albums sold. He has sold more than one million tickets on his last ten consecutive tours, and after this summer’s ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour, he will have performed 101 stadium concerts. Chesney is a CMT and AMA Artist of the Year, a four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, and a four-time ACM Entertainer of the Year. His thirteenth studio album ’Welcome To The Fishbowl’ is out now.

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.

About Landshark Lager and Ocean Conservancy:Landshark Lager is a refreshing island style lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co., created in collaboration with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.  Landshark is proud to partner with Ocean Conservancy to encourage adults to get involved in cleaning up beaches and coastal waterways.  Through science, advocacy, research, and public education, Ocean Conservancy informs, inspires and empowers people to speak and act for the oceans.Ocean Conservancy is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has offices in Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific, with support from more than half a million members and volunteers. To learn more, visit

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Contact for Festival:

hbpr - Heather Bohn – 615.298.4056 –

For Kenny Chesney:

Shorefire – Jon Bleicher – 718.522.7171 –
Sony - Wes Vause – 615.301.4373 -

For Guy Harvey:

John Bell – 954.970.3394 –

For Rock The Ocean:

Chris Stacey – 615.498.7548 –


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