It’s time to dust off your cowboy boots and pull out your bathing suit because Fort Lauderdale’s biggest beach concert of the year, Tortuga Music Festival, returns April 14-16, and this year’s tenth anniversary promises an even bigger and better lineup and host of events. We’re talking headliners including Eric Church, Shania Twain, and Kenny Chesney, plus a slew of other favorites such as Wiz Khalifa, Carly Pearce, and Brett Young, making for one eclectic weekend of music. Three-day general admission, VIP, and Super VIP passes are available along with single-day tickets.
Best of the Fest
Arrive in Style
Let’s be real: A lot (and we mean a lot!) of people attend this concert. Avoid Uber surge pricing and long waits by opting for transportation via Water Taxi. A three-day pass costs $75, but the real perk is having peace of mind.
If you’re a die-hard fan or simply want the best view, opt for a VIP pass, which includes complimentary beer, wine, and cocktails, access to VIP food vendors and the Grove pool, plus unlimited reentry and more.
Make a Plan
Know the set times of your must-see performers and get to the specific stage at least 20 minutes prior to the first drumbeats. During downtime, be sure to check out the array of vendors—from fashion to food and everything in between.
Rehydrate and Recharge
Pack a reusable water bottle for free refills at the various hydration stations to avoid paying exorbitant prices for bottled water throughout the day. Be sure to keep a lightweight reusable battery in your backpack or fanny pack so you can recharge your smartphone to stay in touch with your crew and record videos without worrying about your battery crashing.
Beat the Heat
Wear a hat, lather on the sunscreen (don’t forget to reapply), and opt for a bit of shade time away from the sun, which can be brutal this time of year.