Via Bay News 9:
PLANT CITY -- While the delicious berries remain the star of the Florida Strawberry Festival, it's popular mix of country, rock and R&B acts continues to pull in big crowds every year.
Event organizers are hoping that's the case again come February when nine-time Grammy winner John Legend visits, along with other acts including Reba McEntire, country legend Loretta Lynn, "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery, actor Kevin Costner's band Modern West and '90s hitmakers Boyz II Men.
"We have a wider variety of entertainment this year than we have ever had before," said Florida Strawberry Festival General Manager Paul Davis. "We have classic country, today's country, Christian, 60s, R&B, rock, pop and even an Academy Award winner."
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More than 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. 4, 2014 at 8 a.m. and can be purchased online at www.flstrawberryfestival.com, 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.
See the full Festival entertainment lineup below:
Thurs., Feb. 26: Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (10:30 a.m., free with paid admission), Bobby Vinton (3:30 p.m., $15 and $20), Alabama (7:30 p.m., $40)
Fri., Feb. 27: Mel Tillis (3:30 p.m., $15 and $20), Scotty McCreery (7:30 p.m., $25 and $30)
Sat., Feb. 28: MercyMe (3:30 p.m., $20), Kevin Costner & Modern West (7:30 p.m., $35)
Sun., March 1: “Brett Eldredge” (3:30 p.m., $20 and $25), Hunter Hayes (7:30 p.m., $40)
Mon., March 2: Sawyer Brown (3:30 p.m., 415 and $20), Happy Together Tour (7:30 p.m., $25 and $30)
Tues., March 3: Ronnie Milsap (3:30 p.m., $15 and $20), Sara Evans (7:30 p.m., $20 and $25)
Wed., March 4: Ricky Skaggs (3:30 p.m., $15 and $20), Craig Morgan (7:30 p.m., $20 and $25)
Thurs., March 5: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (10:30 a.m., free with paid admission), Oak Ridge Boys (3:30 p.m., $15 and $20), Newsboys (7:30 p.m., $20)
Fri., March 6: Loretta Lynn (3:30 p.m., $20 and $25), Boyz II Men (7:30 p.m., $20 and $25)
Sat., March 7: Dan + Shay (3:30 p.m., $15 and $20), John Legend (7:30 p.m., $50)
Sun., March 8: Parmalee (3:30 p.m., $15 and $20), Reba McEntire (7:30 p.m., $50)