Old Dominion has been in the Tortuga Music Festival lineup for the past two years, but the band is hoping that this year they will finally have the chance to play in front of fans. According to Old Dominion front man Matthew Ramsey, their previous experiences have included a series of mishaps. [“We’ve tried to play Tortuga, this will be our third attempt. We’ve been there twice before. The first time there was like a fire code violation or something they hadn’t had it inspected yet and they wouldn’t open the gates but they still had to run on schedule. We were the first band of the day on the main stage and they said you’ve got to go on. So we played at least half of our set if not two thirds of it to no one, and so they felt bad about that and they were like we are going to have you back next year. So we were like great and they gave us a great time slot, it was like right before Dierks (Bentley) I think. It started to lightening and they cancelled. They cancelled our set. We were the only band of the day to cancel our set, so this year, third times a charm hopefully we will be actually able to play our set. Like in front of a crowd and with good weather.”] SOUNDCUE (:47 OC: . . . with good weather.)
Old Dominion takes the stage at the Tortuga Music Festival on Sunday (April 9th) in Fort Lauderdale. Other performers on Sunday include Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Michael Ray, LoCash and Luke Combs.