Country music fans flood Fort Lauderdale Beach for Tortuga Music Festival

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Tortuga Beach Music Festival is welcoming thousands of country music fans to Fort Lauderdale Beach this weekend.

The festival sold out. Nelly, Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs, Sublime with Rome, and Thomas Rhett are just a few of the performers who will take the stage.

Officers will block off sections of the beach along Seabreeze Boulevard for the event that began on Friday and will run from Noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Motorists should expect delays along A1A and Seabreeze Boulevard and on Southeast 17 Street and Las Olas Boulevard. Road closures will also be in effect from 10 to 10:30 p.m. in both directions from Harbor Drive to Southeast as fans leave.

Attendees are encouraged to use a rideshare service to get to the event because there is no designated parking.

To avoid fines, officers said it’s important to note the designated pick-up and drop-off areas for rideshare services are at the Las Olas Marina, at 240 Las Olas Circle.

The Rock The Ocean Foundation organizes these types of beachside concerts to raise awareness for marine conservation. Over the last nine years, the organization has raised more than $2 million for ocean conservation initiatives. For more information about the Tortuga Music Festival, click on this link. archives

April 8, 6 p.m. report.

The festival is sold out and tens of thousands of people have come from all over the country to enjoy the biggest names in country music.

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