2016 Strawberry Festival musical lineup

Posted at 9:06 AM, Nov 16, 2015

The Florida Strawberry Festival released its lineup of headline entertainment artists performing on the Wish Farms Soundstage at the 2016 event.

The 2016 headline entertainment lineup includes:

Thursday, March 3

  • 10:30 a.m. Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra
  • 3:30 p.m. Charley Pride
  • 7:30 p.m. Josh Turner

Friday, March 4

  • 3:30 p.m. Mickey Gilley
  • 7:30 p.m. BIG & RICH

Saturday, March 5

  • 3:30 p.m. Lecrae
  • 7:30 p.m. Cheap Trick

Sunday, March 6

  • 3:30 p.m. Shenandoah
  • 7:30 p.m. Donny & Marie

Monday, March 7

  • 3:30 p.m. Gene Watson
  • 7:30 p.m. LONESTAR

Tuesday, March 8

  • 3:30 p.m. Dick Fox's Golden Boys starring Frankie Avalon, Fabian & Bobby Rydell
  • 7:30 p.m. Trace Adkins

Wednesday, March 9

  • 3:30 p.m. Ray Stevens
  • 7:30 p.m. Martina McBride

Thursday, March 10

  • 10:30 a.m. Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
  • 3:30 p.m. Oak Ridge Boys
  • 7:30 p.m. Casting Crowns

Friday, March 11

  • 3:30 p.m. Tanya Tucker
  • 7:30 p.m. Cole Swindell

Saturday, March 12

  • 3:30 p.m. Merle Haggard
  • 7:30 p.m. Charlie Wilson

Sunday, March 13

  • 3:30 p.m. echosmith
  • 7:30 p.m. The Band Perry

"This year we're celebrating Royal Fun for Everyone!'" said Florida Strawberry Festival General Manager Paul Davis. "We believe that, with this wide variety of artists and all the other entertainment we offer, everyone truly can have a fun time at our festival."

Over 24 headline entertainment artists perform every year on the Wish Farms Soundstage and comprise one of the most popular attractions at the event, Davis said.

Advance tickets for admission and for headline entertainment shows will go on sale Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at 8 a.m. and can be purchased online at, at the Amscot Main Ticket Office located at 2209 W. Oak Avenue in Plant City and over the phone at 813-754-1996. Free seating for each concert is also available in the Morrow Steel Free Grandstand located at the back of the Wish Farms Soundstage and is available on a first come, first seated basis.

"Our headline entertainment shows are a great place in our fair to have royal fun and make memories with family and friends," said Davis, "and we're looking forward to providing that opportunity to our patrons again this year."