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Here’s What You Missed At The 2018 Tortuga Music Festival

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The sixth annual Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival filled Fort Lauderdale Beach Park with music, education on ocean conservation, good drinks and tan lines.

Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Eric Church and Snoop Dogg impressed bikini-clad crowds as they headlined the three-day festival from April 6 to 8. Other performers included Cheap Trick, Dwight Yoakam, Shaggy and Kip Moore across two stages.

Florida Georgia Line performs at Tortuga Music Festival. Photo courtesy of Sam Polonksy

The music festival isn’t just about bringing country fans their favorite artists—it’s also serious about raising funds and awareness of the issues facing the ocean and marine life. The Conservation Village was located between the two stages and featured local South Florida organizations, who educated the crowds.

Organizations included Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (STOP), Clean Vibes Trading Post, Coral Restoration Foundation, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and more. 

Kip Moore learns about ocean conservation from Neil Hammerschlag- University of Miami Shark Research Conservation Program. Photo courtesy of Duncan Brake

For more information, visit tortugamusicfestival.com.

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