“The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Building New Memories!" said Florida Strawberry Festival President Paul Davis. “It points to the new entertainment venue we’ve constructed. We want our guests to know we’re in the business of continuously making new and better memories for families."
The 11-day community event is set for March 1 to 11 in Plant City. It celebrates the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County.
A lot of big names are set to perform and country group, Brad Paisley will close out the much anticipated festival.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 7 at 8 a.m.
The new bleacher-style seating will accommodate 9,200 total guests, however the festival will no longer offer free seating to headline shows.
"This was an extremely difficult decision for us," said Davis. "We absolutely had to construct new seating. And when you start crunching the numbers, there was just no way economically for us to offer free seats any longer."
Tickets for all headline entertainment shows can be purchased online at www.flstrawberryfestival.com, over the phone at 813-754-1996 or at the Amscot Main Ticket Office located at 2209 W. Oak Avenue in Plant City.
The lineup is as follows:
Thursday, March 1
10:30 a.m. Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra
3:30 p.m. Oak Ridge Boys
7:30 p.m. DNCE
Friday, March 2
3:30 p.m. Jerry Lee Lewis
7:30 p.m. Justin Moore and Dylan Scott
Saturday, March 3
3:30 p.m. Cam
7:30 p.m. The Band Perry
Sunday, March 4
3:30 p.m. Lee Greenwood
7:30 p.m. Reba McEntire
Monday, March 5
3:30 p.m. Jimmy Fortune
7:30 p.m. Josh Turner
Tuesday, March 6
3:30 p.m. Gaither Vocal Band
7:30 p.m. Casting Crowns