Three day fest includes performances by Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & Tim McGraw
Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, in partnership with Live Nation, is rescheduled for Oct 2-4, 2020 at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, FL. Continuing its commitment to the health and safety of fans, partners, employees, artists and the community, the beachside festival will now be held in October with performances by headliners Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw. Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Barenaked Ladies, Gabby Barrett, Lee Brice, Blanco Brown, Billy Currington, Jordan Davis, Gone West ft. Colbie Caillat, Riley Green, Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Hirie, Jon Pardi, Jon Langston, Tracy Lawrence, LOCASH, Pitbull, Runaway June, Cole Swindell, Toots and the Maytals, Vanilla Ice, Morgan Wallen, Ya’boys and additional artist Michael Ray will also take the Main Stage and Sunset Stage.
Tenille Arts, Tyler Booth, Ashland Craft, Cale Dodds, Angie K, Trea Landon, Kendell Marvel, Walker Montgomery, Niko Moon, Kylie Morgan, Meghan Patrick, Brandon Ratcliff, Tyler Rich, Sean Stemaly and Hailey Whitters are also set to perform on the festival’s third “Next From Nashville” stage.
All passes already purchased for April will be honored in October. With the festival raising funds and promoting awareness of the issues that the world’s oceans currently face, as well as supporting marine conservation and research. Full ticketing and lineup details for the rescheduled dates are available online.
Each year Tortuga Music Festival raises funds and promotes awareness of the issues that the world’s oceans currently face, as well as supporting marine conservation and research. Festival guests can also learn more about where a portion of the proceeds from their passes go onsite at the festival at Rock The Ocean’s Conservation Village. Offering an arena of exhibits within the festival grounds, fans can experience games, interactive touch tanks, cooking exhibitions, the latest ocean technology, and learn how they can help make a difference.
The news follows every major entertainment event either canceling or postponing due to the world health crisis.
Other major festivals and events have also been canceled including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to shutting down 11 days early because of public health concerns, SXSW in Austin and the Ultra Festival in Miami. Promoters Goldenvoice Entertainment announced earlier this week that Coachella and Stagecoach have been pushed back six months to October 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival in Nashville has also been rescheduled “in light of the tornado [last] week as well as growing health concerns over the coronavirus.”
The C2C: Country to Country Festival in London, Dublin and Glasgow and the iHeartCountry Festival slated for May 2nd in Austin, TX have also been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Live Nation, the world’s largest concert promoter, has suspended all domestic and international touring through at least the end of March. The company will re-evaluate the outbreak in hopes to resume touring in May or June.
A slew of artists and festivals were either canceled or postponed due to the worldwide pandemic over the past two weeks. Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, The Who, Pearl Jam, Dan + Shay, Sammy Hagar, Santana, Sons of Apollo, Zac Brown Band, Slipknot and others, have canceled or postponed spring shows due to the outbreak.
The 35th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony set for May 2nd has also been indefinitely postponed. No new date has been set as of this writing. The Hall of Fame itself later announced a temporary closure through March 27th.
The Country Music Hall of Fame has postponed all programming events for the next two weeks, including Hatch Show Print Block parties. They also later announced the closure of the Hall of Fame through March 31st.
iHeartRadio Awards set for March 27th and ACM Awards set for April 5th have also been postponed to later dates. CMA Music Fest organizers are also closely watching the outbreak as they prep for the June event in Nashville.
Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a worldwide pandemic. More than 156,000 cases have been reported in 110 countries with nearly 6,000 deaths. Over 75k people have contracted and survived the virus that was discovered last year.
Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump declared a 30 day travel ban to European countries, where the coronavirus has shut down Italy and France. He shares, “I am confident by counting and continuing to take these measures we will significantly reduce the threat to our citizens and we will ultimately and expeditiously defeat this virus,” per Fox News. The virus is spreading at a rapid pace, forcing schools and businesses to close throughout the nation.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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