With stunning views of the ocean from all three stages, an incredible line-up and nearly 90,000 fans in attendance this year alone, Tortuga Music Festival has quickly become a dominant destination event.
While creating an unforgettable three-day concert experience is at the core of the festival, it is Tortuga’s commitment to educating fans and artists about the importance of ocean conservation and marine life through its partnership with the Rock The Ocean foundation that sets it apart.
“From day one our goal was not only to create unforgettable experiences and memories, but also to use our platform to elevate conservation issues,” said festival promoter and HUKA Entertainment Chief Experience Officer A.J. Niland.
Through ticket proceeds and donations, Tortuga has donated over $250,000 toward ocean research and conservation programs. The festival’s Conservation Village, located within the festival grounds, featured 30 exhibits with a variety of interactive, educational experiences giving fans – and recording artist Jon Pardi – an opportunity to learn more about ocean conservation.
“I literally know nothing about the ocean,” Jon said while letting Nash Country Daily tag along with him through Conservation Village before his set at Tortuga.
From learning about the protection of sea turtles from a group of kids that have volunteered over 2000 hours with the Sea Turtle Oversight Protection Agency to testing out the inside a submarine with Project Baseline, Jon gets a crash course in ocean conservation in our featured video.
“I learned a lot about the ocean today that I didn’t know before,” Jon said. “Together, there is so much we can do to save it. And who doesn’t want to save the ocean? That’s where chicks go in bikinis!”