T-Pain, the Grammy Award-winning rapper whose hits include "I'm in Love With a Stripper," has been added to the entertainment lineup for this year's Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribfest.
T-Pain won a Grammy for Best Rap Song in 2008 for "Good Life" and another for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group for "Blame It," a collaboration with Jamie Foxx.
He'll perform at 5:30 p.m. April 13.
That's the last day of the three-day festival at the Manatee County Fairgrounds in Palmetto. Other big-name acts announced so far include country star Tracy Lawrence (8:30 p.m. April 11) and R&B stars Lyle Jennings and Musiq Soulchild (6:30 and 8:30 p.m. April 12).
Also performing Friday will be Bradenton's One Night Rodeo. Saturday will feature Tampa's BK Jackson, a young sax player who has toured with Prince, and world music band Impulse. Two more Sunday acts should be announced soon, Ribfest officials said.
Tickets will be available online and at local Circle K stores starting April 1. Prices haven't been announced yet. Check www.gulfcoastribfest.com for information.
-- Marty Clear