| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:40 AM
With apologies to the many accomplished musicians performing on Fort Lauderdale beach this weekend, the most important improvement at the ocean-ecology-minded Tortuga Music Festival is the news that the house beer this year is Corona (replacing last year&...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:03 AM
One of Adam Duritz's most memorable on-the-road moments happened in 2009 in Bayfront Park in Miami.
The Counting Crows frontman was on tour with Michael Franti and Spearhead and Augustana, on the suitably named Traveling Circus and Medicine Show. The...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:25 AM
The inaugural Tortuga Music Festival, which drew more than 25,000 fans to Fort Lauderdale beach last spring for two days of concerts highlighted by Grammy-winning headliner Kenny Chesney, was so uniformly well received that its return seemed inevitable....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Preserving the awesome majesty of the ocean is the admirable goal of the inaugural Tortuga Music Festival, April 13-14 on Fort Lauderdale beach. But no one will think less of you if your primary focus is the music.
Country star Kenny Chesney, up-...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 4:07 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:06 AM
When the inaugural Tortuga Music Festival puts its world-class lineup of country, rock and reggae acts in front of more than 25,000 fans on Fort Lauderdale beach next month, the big draw will be Grammy-winning headliner Kenny Chesney.
But it is two...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 2:51 PM
When the Tortuga Music Festival debuts on Fort Lauderdale Beach Park on April 13-14, it will do so with a seasoned sea dog as one of its headliners: Kenny Chesney, the man whose salty songs (“Guitars and Tiki Bars,” All I Want for Christmas Is...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Guitar maker C. F. Martin & Co. of Upper Nazareth Township, which this spring announced its sponsorship of a series of concerts to benefit video channel Vh1's Save The Music Foundation, announced another sponsorship of a national benefit. Martin said........
| Jun 7, 2011
| 8:48 AM
Some kind of magic switch seems to have gotten flipped. With summer here, Connecticut turns into a sunny wonderland of outdoor music festivals, county fairs, regional food shindigs and other finely focused affairs. Celebrate the seasonal joys of...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 1:06 PM
Michael Franti & Spearheadwith Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
June 27, 6 p.m. (Gates at 5 p.m.),Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Avenue Ext., Danbury, (203) 794-1117, www.ivesconcertpark.com
When most musicians find themselves with a couple of days off...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 7:23 AM
Jane Says by Jane's Addiction
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by Marvin Gaye
Word Up by Cameo
Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen
When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads
Another One Bites The Dust by...
| May 30, 2012
| 6:00 AM
1) Weezer, $35. Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
2) Michael Franti and Spearhead, $35. Thurs. 8 p.m. Calvin Theatre and Performing Arts Center, Northampton.
3) Tower of Power, $55-$75. Thurs. 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Infinity Music Hall &...