Strawberry Festival Concert Lineup Announced

Florida Strawberry Festival(r) Admission & Concert Tickets on Sale Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 – Festival will be held March 1st through March 11th

The FloridaStrawberry Festival is “Growing Sweet Memories” with you as they announce the 2012 Headline Entertainment line-up! With 26 concerts over 11 days, the 77th Annual Florida Strawberry Festival will be filled with nonstop live entertainment.  Tickets go on sale Monday, December 5th promptly at 8:00 am.

The varied lineup of talent performing on the Wish Farms Soundstage March 1 through March 11, 2012 offers something for everyone:

* Thurs., Mar. 1      

10:30 am     Jimmy Sturr & Orchestra (FREE)

3:30 pm       The Oak Ridge Boys

7:30 pm       Gretchen Wilson

* Fri., Mar. 2  

3:30 pm      The Gatlin Brothers/Crystal Gayle

7:30 pm      Demi Lovato

* Sat., Mar. 3

1:00 pm      Suite Caroline (FREE)

3:30 pm      The JaneDear Girls

7:30 pm       Air Supply

* Sun.,  March 4

3:30 pm       Jake Owen

7:30 pm       Hank Williams, Jr. “Taking Back the Country Tour”

* Mon., March 5

3:30 pm        Felix Cavalier’s Rascals

7:30 pm       Josh Turner

* Tues., March 6

3:30 pm        Brenda Lee

7:30 pm        Vince Gill

* Wed.,  March 7

3:30 pm        Lee Greenwood/Louise Mandrell

7:30 pm        The Band Perry

* Thurs., March 8

10:30 am       Ronnie McDowell (FREE)

3:30 pm         The Charlie Daniels Band

7:30 pm         Luke Bryan

* Fri., March 9

3:30 pm         Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, Bobby Hendrick’s Drifters, The Platters

7:30 pm          TobyMac

* Sat., March 10

3:30 pm          Allstar Weekend

7:30 pm          Rodney Atkins

* Sun., March 11

3:30 pm          Easton Corbin

7:30 pm           Reba McEntire

*With Paid Admission

There are also about 3,000 free seats at each show, available on a first come, first seated basis in the Direct Auto Insurance Free Grandstand.

Advance discount admission tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12 (children 5 and under admitted free with a paid adult), and can be purchased along with concert tickets online at www.flstrawberryfestival.com; by phone at 813-754-1996 or in person at the Amscot Main Ticket Gate, starting Monday, December 5, 2011.  Some service charges apply to Internet and phone orders. In addition, February 9 through March 11 advance discount admission tickets will be available without a service charge at all Sweetbay Supermarkets throughout the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas.  Regular gate admission prices ($10 adults, $5 children) apply at the gates when the Festival is open March 1 – March 11.

Both Thursdays, March 1 and March 8, are Senior Days (Sponsored By: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida). Seniors 60 and over will receive $2.00 off regular gate admission of $10.00 all day long on both Thursdays. Saturday, March 3rd is Free Kids Day. Kids through high school age are admitted free all day. Tuesday, March 6th is Red Hat Day (Sponsored By: Red Rose Inn & Suites) where Red Hatters get $2.00 off the regular gate admission of $10.00 all day.

Wednesday, March 7th is American Heroes Day (Sponsored By: FOX 13 CARE * FORCE). All active, reserve, retired military, veterans, law enforcement & first responders are admitted free with a valid ID.

Festival admission tickets and all concert tickets will go on sale Monday, December 5, 2011 at 8 a.m. at www.flstrawberryfestival.com or the Amscot Main Ticket Gate at 2209 W. Oak Ave., Plant City, FL 33563. To order by phone call 813-754-1996.  For complete details log on to flstrawberryfestival.com and follow us on Facebook.

We are excited to be “Growing Sweet Memories!” with you, your family and friends at the 2012 Florida Strawberry Festival. Come on out March 1 – March 11, 2012 and reminisce on old memories of your time spent at the Festival while we help you make new memories with our outstanding headline entertainment, thrilling midway, exhibits, free entertainment, and of course our delicious strawberries!

“Growing Sweet Memories!”

Floirda Strawberry Festival is located at 303 North Lemon St. Plant City, FL 33563-4706 | Telephone: (813) 752-9194. For more informatio log on to www.flstrawberryfestival.com

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