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Florida Strawberry Festival tickets are now on sale

Steven Tyler is among the musical acts performing at the 2019 Florida Strawberry Festival, which runs from Feb. 28 to March 10 in Plant City. [Times files (2009)]
Steven Tyler is among the musical acts performing at the 2019 Florida Strawberry Festival, which runs from Feb. 28 to March 10 in Plant City. [Times files (2009)]
Published Dec. 6, 2018

Tickets for a wide array of performers at the 2019 Florida Strawberry Festival go on sale this morning at 8 a.m.

Steven Tyler, Styx, Willie Nelson, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Kool and the Gang and For King and Country are among the musical acts performing at the festival, which runs from Feb. 28 to March 10 in Plant City.

Tickets can be purchased on the Strawberry Festival website, by phone at (813) 754-1996, or at the ticket office, 2209 W Oak St. in Plant City.

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Advance tickets for admission are also available beginning today. Prices are $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12 years old, and free for children 5 and under who are attending with a paying adult.

The lineup:

Feb. 28: Alabama (7:30 p.m., $45), the Oak Ridge Boys (3:30, $20), Jimmy Sturr (10:30 a.m., free)

March 1: Brothers Osborne (7:30 p.m., $40), Willie Nelson (3:30, $45)

March 2: Kool and the Gang (7:30 p.m., $30), Home Free (3:30, $20)

March 3: Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band (7:30 p.m., $55); Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss (3:30, $25)

March 4: Martina McBride (7:30 p.m., $35), Pat Boone (3:30, $20)

March 5: Needtobreathe (7:30 p.m., $35); the Drifters, Platters and Cornell Gunter's Coasters (3:30, $20)

March 6: Styx (7:30 p.m., $35), Gene Watson (3:30, $20)

March 7: For King and Country (7:30 p.m., $30), the Letterman (3:30, $20), the Kingston Trio (10:30 a.m., free)

March 8: Chris Janson (7:30 p.m., $30), Tanya Tucker (3:30, $30)

March 9: Keith Sweat (7:30 p.m., $30), Battle of the Bands finale (3:30 p.m., free)

March 10: Old Dominion (7:30 p.m., $45), Bill Anderson and Bobby Bare (3:30, $20)

All ticket prices reflected are on top of gate admission, which is $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for kids under 5. Various discounts are available on different days, including cheaper tickets available at select Publix stores in early February.

Times pop music/culture critic Jay Cridlin contributed to this report.


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