Tortuga Music Festival Sees New Firsts With Added Day, Evacuation
April 18, 2016 at 7:42 AM (PT)
The 2016 "ROCK THE OCEAN TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL" was held over the WEEKEND at FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH PARK in FLORIDA. A third day was added to this year's FESTIVAL to accommodate fan demand, extending the event to a FRIDAY through SUNDAY run featuring headliners DIERKS BENTLEY, BLAKE SHELTON, and TIM MCGRAW (NET NEWS 10/13/15).
FRIDAY saw another first in TORTUGA history, with a full evacuation of the FESTIVAL site due to lightning storms and severe winds. Fans waited out the storm in hopes of a return, and when the all-clear was given, the FESTIVAL rolled on with BENTLEY performing to a packed audience during his closing set. For more information about the events at TORTUGA over the WEEKEND, visit the TORTUGA official website.