Third time’s the charm for Kenny Chesney. At least when it comes to Tortuga Music Festival, where the No Shoes Nation founder headlines for the third out of five times in 2017.
And for die-hard Chesney fans, it may be their only chance to catch him in all of 2017. A Chesney rep recently confirmed the singer is taking a break from touring for the next year. Heaven knows he deserves it after that massive Spread The Love tour.
But Chesney is only one third of the major headliners at the festival. Critical and commercial darling Chris Stapleton joins the bill along with radio favorite Luke Bryan, who just released a Farm Tour-inspired EP.
Of course, don’t let the name “Tortuga” confuse you. The festival is actually in the much easier-to-reach Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as opposed to the exotic pirate cove of yore just off Haiti.
But the Tortuga Music Festival does have a super cool mission: ocean conservation. In fact, the festival has its own “Conversation Village” full of organizations spreading the message on issues facing marine life. Since 2013, the festival contributed more than $300,000 to the Rock the Ocean Foundation and its Conversation Village partners.
A festival with a cause? Now that’s cool.
And the supporting stars are nothing to sneeze at, either. Other country performers include Brett Eldredge, Alan Jackson, Maren Morris, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Granger Smith, Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, Michael Ray, LoCASH, Brett Young, Luke Combs, Raelynn, Steve Moakler, Russell Dickerson, Quaker City Night Hawks and Brooke Eden.
Oh, and Nelly and Slightly Stoopid for some reason. Why not?
The event takes place April 7-9, 2017. You can purchase your tickets and find out more about the line up at the festival’s official website.