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PHOTOS: Tortuga Music Festival 2024: Sun, Sea, and Stellar Performances

Rock The Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival, in collaboration with Live Nation, welcomed fans to an unforgettable weekend filled with top-notch entertainment, headlined by the likes of Lainey Wilson, HARDY, and Jason Aldean. The high octane festival 11th annual fest treated attendees to over 40 artists, ranging from country's rising stars like Bailey Zimmerman to legendary icons such as Bret Michaels, Boyz II Men, and TLC.

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Kicking off festivities on Friday, the Sunset Stage set the tone with electrifying performances from Shwayze, Boyz II Men, Teddy Swims, and Ashley McBryde. Over on the Main Stage, Warren Zeiders teamed up with Teddy Swims for a special rendition of "Tennessee Whiskey," followed by Turnpike Troubadours delivering their signature country-rock sound against the backdrop of a stunning sunset. Lainey Wilson brought the night to a close with her infectious "Bell Bottom Country" tunes, earning cheers and applause from fans dancing beneath the starlit sky.

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Saturday dawned with nearly 20 performances against a sunny backdrop, as Michael Franti & Spearhead infused the main stage with their vibrant "sounds of sunshine," setting the stage for sing-alongs with Old Dominion. Russell Dickerson brought unstoppable energy to the Sunset Stage, followed by rock icon Bret Michaels, who delighted fans with surprise duets and Poison classics. HARDY then closed the night on the Main Stage, pushing genre boundaries with his unique blend of nu-metal and country.

The weekend also highlighted the rising stars of country music, with the festival debuting its inaugural Next From Nashville stage. Attendees had the opportunity to explore the genre's emerging talents, including Sadie Bass, Annie Bosko, The Castellows, Kolby Cooper, Logan Crosby, Hannah Ellis, Dylan Gossett, HunterGirl, Greylan James, Meg McRee, Peytan Porter, Josh Ross, Austin Snell, Anne Wilson, and Stephen Wilson Jr.

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Wrapping up the weekend, fans at the Sunset Stage savored the carefree vibes of the Wheeland Brothers before experiencing the much-anticipated TLC and country-folk stylings of Charles Wesley Godwin. Meanwhile, the Main Stage opened with DIAMOND-selling superstar Brian Kelley, followed by Bailey Zimmerman's energetic set, solidifying his status as "Country's Biggest New Star." ACM Artist of the Decade Jason Aldean brought the festival to a thrilling close with chart-topping hits, leaving attendees buzzing with excitement and memories to last a lifetime.


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