Scene and Heard

TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL, APRIL 12-13, 2014

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 25, 2013

LINEUP AND ADDITIONAL TICKET ONSALES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

 

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) ~ HUKA Entertainment is pleased to announce Early Bird tickets to 2014’s Tortuga Music Festival on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL have sold out after going on sale to the public Friday, October 18 at 10:00am EDT.

 

The rapid sell-out of the Early Bird presale, which was the first public opportunity for fans to purchase general admission, VIP and Super VIP tickets for 2014 festival dates, surpassed the expectations of HUKA Entertainment co-founder and CEO A.J. Niland.

 

“Our community’s enthusiasm has grown tremendously in the few months since our debut in April of this year,” says Niland. “But I can safely say the pace at which tickets sold today was a tremendous surprise. We’re in awed appreciation of our fans’ support and excitement.”

 

For fans who weren’t able to participate in the Early Bird presale, Niland advises that additional tickets will be on sale soon.

 

“The next offering of tickets is not too far away, along with our first lineup announcement,” says Niland. “Anyone interested in details can receive them directly by subscribing to our email newsletter and joining our social communities.”

 

Fans can sign up for the Tortuga Music Festival newsletter and social networks at www.tortugamusicfestival.com.

 

Tortuga Music Festival, produced and promoted by HUKA Entertainment, is a two-day music festival on the beach featuring nearly two dozen of the hottest artists in country, rock and roots music. Created together with the Rock the Ocean Foundation, the event serves to celebrate the festival’s ocean side setting while raising awareness of issues impacting the world’s oceans and supporting marine research and conservation.

 

Niland says 2014’s Tortuga Music Festival lineup will feature a lineup similar to its inaugural year, where over 25,000 festival attendees enjoyed headliners Kenny Chesney and Eric Church along with The Avett Brothers, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Jake Owen, Lynryd Skynyrd, and many more.

 

“I can’t imagine a better lineup in our first year than the one we had,” says Niland.  “But we’re dedicated to making sure our next bill is even more impressive, if that’s possible, and have already confirmed top-caliber artists for 2014.”

 

Anchored by live music performances across three stages, the centerpiece to Tortuga Music Festival is its Conservation Village, curated by Stacey, where over 20 organizations dedicated to marine research and conservation will provide interactive, educational experiences for festival patrons.

 

Stacey notes that the Conservation Village will likewise offer premium content in its sophomore outing, after featuring such notables as The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Shark Savers, Sea Turtle Oversight Protection and nineteen other exhibits in year one.  “Guy Harvey is a rock star in his own right, and it was such a pleasure to have him here in 2013 signing autographs and meeting fans in the village to discuss conservation” says Stacey.  “That’s a hard act to follow, so we’re pulling out all the stops this time around.”

 

“One thing we heard repeatedly this year from both the artists and the fans was how much fun everyone had with their feet in the sand and the sound of the waves blending with the music,” says Niland.  “That makes it hard to forget who the true headliner of our event is – the ocean – and what we can do to make sure it returns every year.”

 

For additional information, and to sign up to be the first to receive updates, including lineup announcements, ticket on sales, special offers and more, visit Tortuga Music Festival on the following platforms:

 

Web:  www.tortugamusicfestival.com

 

Twitter:  @FestivalTortuga

 

FB:  www.facebook.com/TortugaMusicFestival

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND HEADLINES THE 2ND ANNUAL SUNSHINE MUSIC & BLUES FESTIVAL

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 1, 2013

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND

HEADLINES THE 2ND ANNUAL

SUNSHINE MUSIC & BLUES FESTIVAL

ALSO FEATURING: GALACTIC; LEON RUSSELL; ACCOUSTIC HOT TUNA, STANLEY CLARKE; THE RINGERS FEATURING JIMMY HERRING, WAYNE KRANTZ, MICHAEL LANDAU, KEITH CARLOCK AND ETIENNE MBAPPE; TAB BENOIT; BOBBY LEE ROGERS; OLI BROWN; & MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 – BOCA RATON

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 – TAMPA

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 / 10AM

 

EARLYBIRD TICKET PRICE AVAILABLE

10/2 AT 10AM – 10/4 AT 10PM

ON LIVENATION.COM

 

     Winner of multiple Blues Music Awards and a 2012 Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album” the Tedeschi Trucks Band will once again headline the Second Annual Sunshine Music & Blues Festival in Florida, playing two dates in the state.  Featuring two stages of live bands, a wide array of refreshing craft beers and delectable menus from a wide variety of food vendors, the Festival will kick off Saturday, January 18, 2014, NOON at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton in South Florida and then Sunday, January 19, 2013, NOON, at Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay Area. 

     Early Bird tickets for what has become a major annual event for the Sunshine State, the Sunshine Music & Blues Festival, will go on sale Wednesday, October 2nd at 10AM through Friday, October 4th at 10PM at www.livenation.com.  No password is needed. General on sale is scheduled for Monday, October 7th at 10AM at www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.  Early Bird General Admission tickets are $39.50 while regular General Admission tickets for the all day event are $49.50.  Special Reserved Tickets are available for $99.50 and some VIP packages are also available.

All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.

While last year was an amazing year for the Tedeschi Trucks Band, or TTB as their loyal prefer to call them, this year has been another strong showing as well.  They have just released their second studio album, Made Up Mind.  AllMusic.com remarks that: “Made Up Mind is tight; it maintains the gritty, steamy, Southern heart displayed on Revelator, but the growth in songwriting, arrangement, and production is immeasurable.”  Since Revelator had won the Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album” in 2012 the comparison is awesome.  Now, with the release of Made Up Mind there isn’t a shred of doubt that Susan Tedeschi, her husband and creative collaborator, Derek Trucks, and their superb bandmates are on to something — something very big.  For Derek and Susan, TTB’s strength in numbers — the band presently comprises 10 members — virtually guaranteed that a wide range of influences would steer the music to new, previously unexplored places. That diversity is evident throughout Made Up Mind. “I felt that with the personnel in this band, it was just a matter of time before all of these ideas started leaking out,” says Trucks. “But we had a lot of confidence that it was going to be really good right out of the gate.” Today, as the result of carefully building it from scratch, Tedeschi Trucks Band is nothing less than one big happy family, a traveling roots music circus of sorts, roving from town to town and pulling out all the stops along the way, never knowing just what will be the highlight of tonight’s show or which band member will be the one to shine in the next moment. Each member of TTB is a strong enough force to be a bandleader in his own right, but the chemical reaction that takes place when they all come together results in a mighty sound that’s even greater than the sum of its considerable parts.

          Also appearing on this year’s bill for the Festival are: New Orleans’ favorites Galactic; legendary Leon Russell; the great acoustic blues of Hot Tuna with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady; the incredible jazz bassist Stanley Clarke; The Ringers featuring Jimmy Herring (from Widespread Panic), Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock and Etienne Mbappe; New Orleans’ guitarist, singer and songwriter Tab Benoit (Boca date only); guitar virtuoso Bobby Lee Rogers; British blues guitarist and singer Oli Brown (who blew everyone away last year at his FL debut at Wanee Fest); plus a special guest to be announced shortly

     With Great Music, Great Craft Beers and Great Food, the Second Annual Sunshine Music & Blues Festival headlined by the Tedeschi Trucks Band comes only to Florida for two dates in 2014, Saturday, January 18 at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton in South Florida; and Sunday, January 19 at Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay Area.  Early Bird tickets for the all day event go on sale Wednesday, October 2nd at 10AM through Friday, October 4th at 10PM at www.livenation.com. No password is needed. General on sale is scheduled for Monday, October 7th at 10AM at www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.

     For more information go to www.sunshinemusicandblues.com or www.livenation.com.