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Photos: Jerry Lee Lewis brings rock’s early days to life at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City

By Jay Cridlin
Jerry Lee Lewis performed at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on March 2, 2018. (Luis Santana | Times)

The Florida Strawberry Festival is known for drawing some of the all-time greats to Plant City. Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn and Kris Kristofferson have all played there in recent years, and Merle Haggard almost did before he died.

On Friday, it was another legend's turn: Jerry Lee Lewis.

The 82-year-old rock 'n' roll hero, one of the originals of the genre, played a rare local show at the Strawberry Festival's new $5.5 million concert amphitheater. Luis Santana was there snapping photos; check them out below.

Jerry Lee Lewis performed at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on March 2, 2018. (Luis Santana | Times)
Jerry Lee Lewis performed at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on March 2, 2018. (Luis Santana | Times)
Jerry Lee Lewis performed at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on March 2, 2018. (Luis Santana | Times)
Jerry Lee Lewis performed at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on March 2, 2018. (Luis Santana | Times)
Jerry Lee Lewis performed at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on March 2, 2018. (Luis Santana | Times)