Tortuga Music Festival Announces Rock the Ocean’s Conservation Village

The fourth annual Tortuga Music Festival is country music’s biggest beach party. This year the event will feature Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, and Dierks Bentley.

This year, the Tortuga Music Festival continues to be more than just entertainment; throughout the oceanfront festival, concertgoers are informed on the issues impacting the world’s oceans while being encouraged to support marine research and conservation. This year, more than 30 marine conservation organizations and exhibits will be featured in Rock The Ocean’s Conservation Village this year.

“My inspiration for this event was the singular cause of saving our seas,” says Rock The Ocean founder Chris Stacey. “My favorite part every year is getting to meet the ‘rock stars’ of the conservation movement who work tirelessly 365 days a year to ensure our ocean’s future. This entire event was based on the concept of ‘edu-tainment.’ Let’s put on a killer show… but also make sure our fans leave with some new insight and knowledge about how they can ‘Rock The Ocean!’”

Conservation Village will be categorized into Rock The Ocean’s 5 Core Issues: Coral Reef Degradation, Shark Conservation, Turtle Conservation, Marine Pollution and Overfishing.  The goal is to enable fans to walk away understanding how everyday choices can impact and improve our coastal environment.

More than $250,000 has been donated by the Rock The Ocean Foundation toward marine and ocean research and conservation programs from Tortuga Music Festival ticket proceeds and donations. For tickets and more information head on over to www.tortugamusicfestival.com.