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Tortuga Music Festival rocks Fort Lauderdale beach

Tortuga Music Festival rocks Fort Lauderdale beach

No shoes, no shirt, no problem. That's a Kenny Chesney song, but it may as well have served as the collective mantra for the rain-soaked first-day festivities Saturday at the Tortuga Music Festival at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. It's no problem for Fort Lauderdale, with a world-class music festival poised to rehabilitate its image as the city that shed spring break tourists long ago. It was, likewise, no problem for the country-, reggae- and roots-rock diehards in bikinis, sandals and cowboy hats, who converged on the beach. They came armed with ponchos, ready for one of South Florida's notorious weekend rainouts. And, of course, it was no problem for a Chesney fan. ...

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