Tortuga Returns to Rocks the Ocean


Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach April 8-10, 2022. If you were lucky enough to score tickets to the 3-day, multi-stage music festival ( tickets sold out in January ) you are guaranteed an unforgettable beach weekend experience that pairs some of the best in Country and today’s pop music, with meaning to raise awareness for marine conservation.

Tortuga is famous for bringing top country music acts to town, and this year won’t disappoint. Festival headliners include Morgan Wallen, Thomas Rhett, and Luke Combs, respectively, with other big names such as Brothers Osborne, Walker Hayes, Lainey Wilson, rising star Brittany Spencer, and more.

As is tradition, country music isn’t the only genre on the setlist—this year, Tortuga will also be sprinkling in tunes from rapper Nelly, reggae rockers Sublime with Rome, ‘90s sensation Sister Hazel, Southern rock trio The Cadillac Three, and others. In between sets, Dee Jay Silver and DJ Rock will be spinning tunes to keep the party going.

Performance Schedule

Friday, April 8: Laine Hardy (1:05 p.m.), DJ Rock (1:15 p.m.), Dee Jay Silver (1:20 p.m.), Lainey Wilson (1:50 p.m.), Calista Clark (1:50 p.m.), Boy Named Banjo (2:25 p.m.), Ernest (2:40 p.m.), Walker Hayes (2:55 p.m.), Seaforth (3:35 pm.), Larry Fleet (3:40 p.m.), Travis Tritt (4:10 p.m.), Brittney Spencer (4:35 p.m.), Jelly Roll (5:15 p.m.), Nelly (6 p.m.), Chase Rice (7:15 p.m.), Morgan Wallen (8:25 p.m.)

Saturday, April 9: Tiera Kennedy (1:05 p.m.), DJ Rock (1:15 p.m.), Dee Jay Silver (1:20 p.m.), the Elovaters (1:25 p.m.), Travis Denning (1:45 p.m.), Noah Hicks (1:50 p.m.), Breland (2:20 p.m.), Shy Carter (2:40 p.m.), Ingrid Andress (2:50 p.m.), The War and the Treaty (3:35 p.m.), King Calaway (3:35 p.m.), Surfaces (4:10 p.m.), Dillon Carmichael (4:35 p.m.), Sister Hazel (5:10 pm.), Jordan Davis (6 p.m.), Scotty McCreery (7:10 p.m.), Thomas Rhett (8:25 p.m.)

Sunday, April 10: Lily Rose (1:05 p.m.), DJ Rock (1:15 p.m.), Dee Jay Silver (1:20 p.m.), Hailey Whitters (1:50 p.m.), Jackson Dean (1:50 p.m.), Ballyhoo! (2:20 p.m.), Kat & Alex (2:40 p.m.), Mitchell Tenpenny (2:55 p.m.), Kendell Marvel (3:35 p.m.), Drew Parker (3:35 p.m.), Randy Houser (4:10 p.m.), Priscilla Block (4:35 p.m.), the Cadillac Three (5:10 p.m.), Brothers Osborne (6 p.m.), Sublime With Rome (7:10 p.m.), Luke Combs (8:25 p.m.)

More Than Just Music

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 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. For information, visit:

No Tickets, No Problem

Whether you’re waiting for your next favorite artist to come on stage (yes, festival-goers are free to come and go with their wristband), or without ticket in hand and just want to be a part of the buzz on Fort Lauderdale Beach over Country Music Weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to see live music and other exciting things to do steps from the concert action, including:

Thursday, April 7

corona beer

Before you hit the sand, raise a can with Corona, the official beer of Tortuga Music Festival, at their pre-event celebration and sampling event at Spazio and Cafe Ibiza (8pm – 9pm), Blondies Sports Bar and Solluna (9:30pm – 10:30pm), and Rock Bar (11pm – 12am).

Friday, April 8

Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach BID welcomes Nashville-based recording artist, Tim Charron to its oceanside concert stage. Attendees are invited to come early to enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities, ranging from lawn games to open workouts with OutFit Training that will take place at 5 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m, as well as a sip and shop a rotation of food, drinks and handmade crafts, clothing, and accessories vendors. FREE.   Details

Beachside After Party
After a fun-filled day at Tortuga Music Festival, concertgoers can end their night at B Ocean Resort. Located directly on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach and just steps away from the festival, B Ocean Resort is the perfect place to grab a late-night bite while listening to a live DJ in the lobby. The resort’s Florida Bar will serve an array of tasty options like a crab cake sandwich, Kobe beef sliders and Margherita pizza from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m., making it a premiere post-festival stop!

Saturday, April 9

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers Market invites you to take in the breathtaking views of the beach and enjoy the ocean breeze while perusing an eclectic array of traditional market fare, including a fine selection of fresh produce, cheese, baked items, plants, handmade goods, jewelry and more from local vendors. Guests can also choose to start their morning off with Yoga Fusion on the main lawn hosted by Lisa Pumper, or take a midday break to enjoy live music with Country-Rock duo Jeffrey James & Mitch Farber from 12pm – 3pm. FREE, Yoga $10. Details.

W Fort Lauderdale amps it up in their Living Room lounge Saturday night at the Tortuga Music Festival After Party from 10pm – 2am, with a live performance by Jutt Huffman and his band. VIP Bottle service is available, otherwise admission is free. Details.

Sunday, April 10

viewing party

Sunday Funday takes a twist at the new La Playa Dayclub. Celebrate Country Music weekend with a Birds Eye View of the main stage across the street and local grown talent all weekend long.  After party DJ’s include, DJ dcal, Dekade, Mas Inc, Mike Locke and Rita Valenti. For VIP tickets, visit:

Sunday by the Shore, is the new monthly community building event that encourages the public to connect with their neighbors and make new friends. Guests are invited to bring a picnic blanket and lawn chair, or borrow one from The LOOP, and enjoy a Shop & Stroll market, a variety of lawn games including pickleball, checkers, tic-tac-toe, and more, plus live entertainment. On April 10, they welcome singer-songwriter, Pup Morse, the Scuba Cowboy, to provide mid-day music from 12pm – 3pm. FREE. Details.

View our Happenings Guide for a complete overview of special events, and our Dining Directory for places to enjoy.