Scene and Heard


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 25, 2013



(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


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:




Twitter:  @FestivalTortuga



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