There was a big void last year at the Florida Strawberry Festival. That brand new concert area was silent as COVID-19 scrapped plans to have those big-name national acts that Plant City is used to. This year, the music is back on the main stage. A mix of country, oldies, pop and rock is on the lineup for 2022. Here are some of the bigger acts you might want to check out!

March 3
The Oak Ridge Boys, 3:30 p.m., $25
Lady A, 7:30 p.m., $50

March 4
The Beach Boys, 3:30 p.m., $35
Boyz II Men, 7:30 p.m., $35

March 5
Home Free, 3:30 p.m., $25
Lauren Daigle, 7:30 p.m., $40

March 6
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, 7:30 p.m., $40

March 8
Ricky Nelson Remembered Starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, 3:30 p.m., $20

March 9
Lee Greenwood, 3:30 p.m., $25
Jake Owen, 7:30 p.m., $40

March 10
The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters & The Platters, 3:30 p.m., $20
Tesla, 7:30 p.m., $35

March 11
Cole Swindell, 7:30 p.m., $45

March 12
Nelly, 7:30 p.m., $40

March 13
The Bellamy Brothers, 3:30 p.m., $20
Sam Hunt, 7:30 p.m., $55

Keep in mind that unlike in previous years, you do need a ticket to get into the concerts – even in the back section that used to be free. Since building the new concert facility, the festival now requires a concert ticket to see the show. In addition to the concert ticket, you will need to buy admission to the festival itself. But the good news is there’s no bad seat in the place and ticket prices are quite a bit lower than you’ll pay for concerts at other area venues.

Written & Photo by G, Knight

Hear all about the upcoming Strawberry Festival concerts (:50) on the Experience Tampa Bay in 10 Minutes or Less podcast. You can also hear more about a great place where your kids can learn to dance (3:40) and explore the Tampa Bay History Center (5:50).

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Produced by Micaela Figueroa