When the Tortuga Music Festival debuts on
Beach Park on April 13-14, it will do so with a seasoned sea dog as one of its headliners:
, the man whose salty songs (“Guitars and Tiki Bars,” All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan”) prove he’s all about the beach-bum party.
The music-and-ocean-conservation-minded event is being handled by the Rock The Ocean Foundation and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, and co-produced with Landshark Lager and promoter HUKA Entertainment.
Chesney’s on a bill with a handful of headliners on three stages, including Grammy-nominated indie darlings the Avett Brothers, country singer
Also on the rock, pop and country bill: The Texas-based four-piece Eli Young Band; the sociopolitically-minded hip-hop/funk/folk band
Complementing all those beachside sounds are environmental vendors offering ocean conservation-related wares and sustainable seafood. The festival will also contain a "Conservation Village," created by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Ocean Conservancy, which will educate Tortuga-goers with information about protecting the world's oceans.