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Band Perry, Rascal Flatts among Strawberry Festival acts

November 18, 2013

YellowBrix

Nov. 18--PLANT CITY -- Country music acts such as The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts and Little Big Town, the rock group Styx and legendary R&B group Boyz II Men will be among the featured acts at the 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival.

Other well-known entertainers will include singer Kellie Pickler and Christian act Third Day.

The festival booked acts beyond the country genre as it continued to strive for diversity on its main stage, general manager Paul Davis said.

"This is one of the best lineups we've had in years," he said. "They are very talented, and we have something that should appeal to everyone."

Festival entertainment chairman Joe Newsome said, "We have worked hard to have a variety of genres that remain true to our roots yet satisfy all our concert goers."

Many of the entertainers, including the Oak Ridge Boys, Josh Turner and Brenda Lee have been at the festival before, while others are newcomers to the Wish Farms Soundstage.

The festival runs Feb. 27 through March 9 and includes two headline acts a day.

Advance tickets for admission and reserved seats for headline entertainment shows will go on sale at 8 a.m. Dec. 5 and can be purchased online at www.flstrawberryfestival.com, at the festival main ticket office at 2209 W. Oak Ave. or by phone at (813) 754-1996.

Reserved seat ticket prices range from $15 to $55, depending on artist and location.

In addition to the reserved seats, there are about 3,000 free seats at each show in a festival grandstand.

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Here's the list of festival headliners, and reserved seat ticket prices:

Shoji Tabuchi, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27, $15 and $20

Styx, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, $25 and $30

Ronnie Milsap, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, $15 and $20

Colt Ford, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, $15 and $20

Love and Theft, 3:30 p.m. March 1, $15 and $20

Little Big Town, 7:30 p.m. March 1, $40

Thompson Square, 3:30 p.m. March 2, $25

Rascal Flatts, 7:30 p.m. March 2, $55

Charley Pride, 3:30 p.m. March 3, $15 and $20

Josh Turner, 7:30 p.m. March 3, $20 and $25

Brenda Lee, 3:30 p.m. March 4, $15 and $20

Kellie Pickler, 7:30 p.m. March 4, $15 and $20

Crystal Gayle, 3:30 p.m. March 5, $15 and $20

Lee Brice, 7:30 p.m. March 5, $20 and $25

Oak Ridge Boys, 3:30 p.m. March 6, $15 and $20

Third Day, 7:30 p.m. March 6, $15 and $20

John Anderson, 3:30 p.m. March 7, $15 and $20

Boyz II Men, 3:30 p.m. March 7, $20 and $25

Dustin Lynch, 3:30 p.m. March 8, $15 and $20

Jerrod Niemann, 7:30 p.m. March 8, $20 and $25

Easton Corbin, 3:30 p.m. March 9, $15 and $20

The Band Perry, 7:30 p.m. March 9, $40

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