Kenny Chesney, Shania Twain and Eric Church To Headline 2023 Tortuga Music Festival

Kenny Chesney, Shania Twain and Eric Church are set to headline Rock The Ocean’s 2023 Tortuga Music Festival. The upcoming…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 11, 2022


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Kenny Chesney; Photo by Ethan Miller_Getty Images, Shania Twain Photo by Getty Images for ACM, Eric Church; Photo by Getty Images for ACM Awards

Kenny Chesney, Shania Twain and Eric Church are set to headline Rock The Ocean’s 2023 Tortuga Music Festival. The upcoming event marks Tortuga’s 10th anniversary. 

The three-day, ocean-side festival, which raises funds for marine conservation efforts, will take place on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from April 14 through April 16, 2023.

In partnership with Live Nation, Tortuga Music Festival revealed its star-studded performance lineup on Friday, November 11. 

“Land ho! We’re bringing along some incredible artists to celebrate Tortuga’s 10th anniversary!” the festival shared on Instagram.

The event features three stages, including the Main Stage, Sunset Stage and the Next From Nashville Stage, all of which feature artists across a musically diverse lineup.

In addition to Chesney, Twain and Church, other artists confirmed to perform on the Main Stage include Wade Bowen, Deana Carter, Ashley Cooke, Alexandra Kay, Dee Jay Silver, Niko Moon, Lukas Nelson & POTR, Jake Owen, Carly Pearce, Shane Profitt, Jameson Rodgers, Brittney Spencer, and Cole Swindell.

Lauren Alaina, Tyler Braden, Collie Buddz, DJ Rock, Corey Kent, Kidd G, Wiz Khalifa, Mike., Justin Moore, Kylie Morgan, Pecos & The Rooftops, Dylan Scott, Nate Smith, The Wallflowers, Tropidelic, and Brett Young will perform on the Sunset Stage. 

The Next From Nashville Stage, which is a stage dedicated to emerging acts based out of Music City, will feature Chayce Beckham, George Birge, Tyler Booth, Mackenzie Carpenter, Erin Kinsey, Dylan Marlowe, Chase McDaniel, Megan Moroney, Pillbox Patti, Catie Offerman, Aaron Raitiere, Frank Ray, Red Clay Strays, and Alana Springsteen as well as a special performance from Ray Wylie Hubbard.

In addition to delivering a stellar lineup, the festival also has a commitment to supporting ocean conservation efforts. 

Each year, Tortuga Music Festival raises funds and also serves as an opportunity to educate the public about the critical environmental issues taking place within the oceans. 

Fans will be able to explore the Rock the Ocean’s Conversation Village while on-site to learn more about the work of the organization and how to get involved. For more information on ocean conservation, visit

Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, Nov. 18th at 10 AM ET. For additional information on the festival, tickets, hotel reservations and more, visit

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.