Thousands of people to attend Tortuga Music Festival

More than 20 artists scheduled to perform

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Thousands of people are expected in Fort Lauderdale Beach this weekend for a two-day multi-stage music festival that raises awareness and money for marine conservation.

More than 20 musical artists are scheduled to perform Saturday and Sunday at Tortuga Music Festival. Among the biggest names are headliners Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band. 


As of Thursday morning, some tickets were still available for purchase. Single-day passes begin at $99; for both days $165. 

Gates open at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The first performers are expected to take the stage at 11:30 a.m. Performances will continue through 10:15 p.m. Sunday night. 

In 2004, the event raised more than $100,000 for various conservation projects, organizers said.


The City of Fort Lauderdale has not announced any road closures in the area of Tortuga Music Festival.

According to the festival's website, there are no official parking lots for the event. 

Festival-goers are encouraged to use shuttles and water taxis. Discounted passes for the weekend are available online. Prices will rise on the day of the show.