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2017 Strawberry Festival lineup: Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Willie Nelson and more

Little Big Town

Little Big Town

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November

The Florida Strawberry Festival is going big in 2017.

The lineup just dropped for the 11-day festival in Plant City, and it includes a host of big-time country, pop and rock acts who normally fill arenas, amphitheaters and large theaters. Among them: Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Needtobreathe, Willie Nelson, 3 Doors Down, Jennifer Nettles and the Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi.

This year’s festival, running March 2-12 at the Strawberry Festival grounds, is once again a diverse blend of new (Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae) and veteran (Oak Ridge Boys, Bellamy Brothers) country acts, with some pop (Elle King, Patti LaBelle) and rock thrown into the mix. Considering the increased competition for country talent from festivals around the state, it’s an impressive slate.

Ticket prices for Strawberry Festival concerts vary by day and show, and go on sale in December. As always, a limited number of seats are free with festival admission ($5-$10, free for kids under 5), and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The full day-by-day Strawberry Festival lineup is as follows:

March 2: TBA (7:30 p.m.); Drifters, Platters and Cornell Gunter’s Coasters (3:30 p.m., $15-$25); Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (10:30 a.m., free)

March 3: Kip Moore(7:30, $35), Willie Nelson and Family (3:30, $40)

March 4: 3 Doors Down (7:30, $35), Kane Brown (3:30, $25)

March 5: Little Big Town (7:30, $45), Clare Bowen/Charles Esten (3:30, $25)

March 6: Jennifer Nettles (7:30, $35), Bellamy Brothers (3:30, $15-$20)

March 7: Needtobreathe (7:30, $25-$30), Brenda Lee (3:30, $15-$20)

March 8: Scotty McCreery (7:30, $25-$30), Tracy Byrd (3:30, $15-$20)

March 9: The Blues Brothers (7:30, $35), The Oak Ridge Boys (3:30, $15-$20), Cab Calloway Orchestra (10:30 a.m., free)

March 10: Elle King (7:30, $20), Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers (3:30, $15-$20)

March 11: Patti LaBelle (7:30, $40), Maddie and Tae (3:30, $25)

March 12: Rascal Flatts (7:30, $50), Joe Nichols (3:30, $20)

And of course there’s much more than music – there’s also rides, crafts, free entertainment, livestock and more strawberry shortcake than you can shake a spoon at.

Click here for all the details on the 2017 Strawberry Festival.

-- Jay Cridlin

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:14am]

    

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