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Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival Raises Over Half a Million for Ocean Conservation

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Photo: (L-R) Live Nation’s President of Country Touring Brian O’Connell, Founder of Rock The Ocean Chris Stacey

The seventh-annual Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, in partnership with Live Nation, hosted fans from all around the world this April for three days of fun-in-the-sun, musical entertainment with the aim to raise awareness and funds for Rock The Ocean’s conservation efforts. Celebrating World Oceans Day on Saturday (6/8), Tortuga Music Festival marked the impressive milestone of raising $532,000 at this year’s festival, with funds going to the Rock The Ocean’s Foundation to continue protecting the world’s oceans. The festival takes nods from its namesake (Tortuga is Spanish for turtle) and strives each year to educate fans on the issues facing oceans, while directly seeing how proceeds from the festivities happening at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL are making an impact on the five core issues Rock The Ocean stands for: turtle conservation, shark conservation, coral reef degradation, marine pollution and overfishing.  

“This year’s Tortuga contribution is fantastic! To date we have raised over $2 million dollars for the cause,” said Chris Stacey, Founder of Rock The Ocean. “My favorite part about what we are doing is funding our partner organizations, many of whom are local to Fort Lauderdale. They are the true “rock stars,” that work tirelessly to save our seas all day, every day. A huge thank you to our partners at Live Nation, and all of the artists who played, for supporting the vision of a festival that can be both a great party and give back significantly to our cause!”

For more information and to join the conversation, visit TortugaMusicFestival.com, Tweet: @FestivalTortuga #TortugaFest, Instagram: @TortugaMusicFestival #TortugaFest, Snapchat: @TortugaFest, Facebook: Facebook.com/TortugaMusicFestival.

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