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Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Snoop Dogg Lead 6th-Annual Tortuga Festival Lineup!

Stacked Main Stage Lineup Will Also Feature Brothers Osborne, Lee Brice, Dan + Shay, Russell Dickerson, Kip Moore, Chase Rice, Lucie Silvas, Sister Hazel, The Cadillac Three and Tyminski

Eclectic Sunrise Stage Lineup Will Include Cheap Trick, Michael Franti & Spearhead, William Michael Morgan, Muscadine Bloodline, Dylan Scott, Shaggy And Dwight Yoakam 

Three-Day Passes For ACM “Festival Of The Year” Go On Sale Dec. 1 – With More Artists To Be Announced In The Coming Weeks
Rock The Ocean, in partnership with Live Nation, announced the all-star lineup for the sixth-annual Tortuga Music Festival today.  Country music heavyweights Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban will headline the destination festival’s main stage, taking place across three-days and two stages April 6-8 at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It was also revealed that in addition to the superstar headliners, Brothers Osborne, Lee Brice, Dan + Shay, Russell Dickerson, Kip Moore, Chase Rice, Lucie Silvas, Sister Hazel, The Cadillac Three, Tyminski and more will take to the main stage. The festival’s second stage, dubbed Sunrise Stage, will host an eclectic lineup led by Snoop Dogg and including Cheap Trick, Michael Franti & Spearhead, William Michael Morgan, Muscadine Bloodline, Dylan Scott, Shaggy and Dwight Yoakam. Passes for the reigning ACM “Festival Of The Year” will go on sale Dec. 1 at 10am ET at TortugaMusicFestival.com.
Known for it’s vacation atmosphere, set against the backdrop of the ocean, fans travel worldwide to attend the festival that takes cues from its namesake (Tortuga is Spanish for turtle), working to protect sea turtles that nest annually along South Florida’s Atlantic seaboard. Tortuga Music Festival also strives to raise funds and awareness of the issues that the world’s ocean currently face, as well as supporting marine conservation and research. Attendees can also learn more about where a portion of the proceeds from their passes go, onsite at the festival at Conservation Village. Offering an arena of exhibits within the festival grounds, fans can experience games, interactive touch tanks, cooking exhibitions, the latest ocean technology, and how they can help make a difference. For more information, visit: http://www.tortugamusicfestival.com/conservation/.

For more information and to join the conversation, visit: TortugaMusicFestival.com, Tweet: @FestivalTortuga #TortugaFest, Instagram: @TortugaMusicFestival #TortugaFest, Snapchat: @TortugaFest, Facebook:  Facebook.com/TortugaMusicFestival and media can apply for credentials by visiting http://www.tortugamusicfestival.com/press.

About Rock The Ocean:
The Rock The Ocean Foundation is dedicated to supporting scientific research, education and increasing public awareness about the issues impacting the world’s oceans. RTO teams up with high profile musical artists and entertainers, who will perform and participate in events that educate the public on marine conservation.  RTO, founder Chris Stacey is an avid ocean lover, diver and 20 year music industry veteran.  Tortuga Music Festival will bring to life his vision, uniting the best and brightest in music, working to raise awareness about the issues currently impacting our oceans and their delicate ecosystems. For more information visit www.rocktheocean.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockTheOcean/, Tweet @RockTheOceon or Instagram @rocktheocean.

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Live Nation Concerts, Ticketmaster and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com. 
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Bring On The Drawn Butter! Key West Lobsterfest Set For Aug. 10-13

Lobster lovers are invited to sample the savory Florida crustacean during Key West Lobsterfest, scheduled Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 10-13. The festival celebrates the start of the Florida Keys lobster season with a tasty “menu” of events highlighted by an open-air lobster feast on the island’s famed Duval Street.

The flavorful festivities kick off at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, when lobster aficionados can gather at the Sunset Tiki Bar & Grille, 617 Front St., for a lobster boil that also includes shrimp, andouille sausage, crawfish, corn on the cob and new potatoes. Live entertainment and libation specials are to round out the evening’s action.

Known as spiny lobsters, the clawless crustaceans found in Keys waters offer sweet and tender meat. Lobster often is served steamed with drawn butter, baked and stuffed, in creamy bisque or cold in savory salads.

Fans can sample lobster dishes of all sorts at the Key West Lobsterfest Street Fair, set for noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, in the 100 through 500 blocks of Duval. During this enticing festival “entrée,” chefs from local restaurants are to prepare lobster specialties ranging from tempting appetizers to traditional dinners with all the trimmings.

A free outdoor concert is slated for 1-10:30 p.m. with entertainers including Alphonse, Cool Breeze and the Durtbags performing from a stage at the intersection of Duval and Greene streets. Attendees also can browse and buy art, crafts and merchandise from onsite vendors.

Other Lobsterfest events include Friday afternoon’s “Reef & Ritas” catamaran sail and snorkel trip, a Friday night Duval Crawl of downtown Key West watering holes and a mouthwatering lobster brunch Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, 4 Charles St.

Event information and ticketing: keywestlobsterfest.com
Key West visitor information: fla-keys.com/keywest or 1-800-LAST-KEY
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Beyond The 615: New Addition To The Site About Travel

Kayaking in Orlando by the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes a few years ago. Day excursion available through the hotel. Photo credit: Patrice Majors

Well, I figured since I have also worked in travel as a travel agent for many years and have had the opportunity to travel to many different places around the world, it just seems only fitting to include travel with this site about entertainment.  They definitely go hand & hand.

Room at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando. Photo credit: Patrice Majors

Travel is definitely a passion of mine, too.   I love the opportunity to experience new cultures, food, and immerse myself into the surroundings.   Thought I might share some travel tips and favorite spots I’ve traveled to, plus futuring travel adventures I’m planning along with photos I shoot.

Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando. Photo credit: Patrice Majors

Stay tuned for much more!! First up, as you might’ve guessed I will be writing about one of my favorite places to visit domestically: Orlando, Florida.

Part of the grounds outside of the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando. Photo credit: Patrice Majors

 

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Can’t Get Enough Of Jamie Lynn Spears? Love NASCAR? You’re In Luck!

Watch Jamie Lynn Spears host this fun series for Monster Energy following the NASCAR Cup!

She will be interviewing race car drivers and taking us behind-the-scenes showing us all things NASCAR.  It should be a fun ride!

Tune-in and take a peek at the video below for a taste of what she’ll be doing.  You don’t want to miss the fun, so tune in!

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Photo Release | Brad Paisley Joined By Surprise Guest – Rascal Flatts

Brad Paisley and Rascal FlattsThis past weekend Brad Paisley took his Beat This Winter Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® to the sunshine state of Florida.  At the Orlando stop fans were surprised when Rascal Flatts joined Paisley on stage for a rendition of Merle Haggard’s “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” and then one of their own, “Fast Cars and Freedom.” Continue Reading →

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