Tortuga Music Festival Postponed Until October

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the postponement of several tours and festivals and today, Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 16, 2020


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Luke Bryan; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the postponement of several tours and festivals and today, Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival has been added to that ever-growing list.

Originally scheduled to take place at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, FL April 17-19, Tortuga Music Festival has now been rescheduled for Oct 2-4, 2020. The postponement was made with the “health and safety of fans, partners, employees, artists and the community” in mind.

Organizers shared the news Monday (March 16), confirming that Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw are still scheduled to headline.

Artists confirmed to perform on the Main Stage and Sunset Stage include Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Barenaked Ladies, Gabby Barrett, Lee Brice, Blanco Brown, Billy Currington, Jordan Davis, Gone West ft. Colbie Caillat, Riley Green, Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Hirie, Jon Pardi, Jon Langston, Tracy Lawrence, LOCASH, Pitbull, Runaway June, Cole Swindell, Toots and the Maytals, Vanilla Ice, Morgan Wallen, Ya’boys and additional artist Michael Ray.

A number of rising stars will perform on the festival’s “Next From Nashville” stage, including Tenille Arts, Tyler Booth, Ashland Craft, Cale Dodds, Angie K, Trea Landon, Kendell Marvel, Walker Montgomery, Niko Moon, Kylie Morgan, Meghan Patrick, Brandon Ratcliff, Tyler Rich, Sean Stemaly and Hailey Whitters.

All passes previously purchased for April will be honored for the new festival dates in October.

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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.