Concert line-up for 2016 Florida Strawberry Festival

The Band Perry performs at LP Field at the CMA Music Festival on Friday, June 12, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

PLANT CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Strawberry Festival has released the line-up of headline artists performing on the Wish Farms Soundstage at the 2016 event. The 81st annual festival will run from March 3-13, 2016 in Plant City.

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Over 24 headline artists perform every year. The 2016 lineup is as follows:

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. Kris Kristofferson*
7:30 p.m. Charlie Wilson

Sunday, March 13
3:30 p.m. echosmith
7:30 p.m. The Band Perry

Advance tickets for admission and for the concerts 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.

*The Florida Strawberry Festival announced that Merle Haggard has canceled his performance at the 2016 event due to health concerns. Kris Kristofferson has been announced as the replacement performer for the 3:30 p.m. show on Saturday, March 12. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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