• Willie Nelson sells out Florida Strawberry Festival show

    PLANT CITY, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2017) – Willie Nelson and Family’s upcoming performance at the 82nd Annual Florida Strawberry Festival is sold out.

    Nelson will perform Friday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. on the Wish Farms Soundstage, and 8,500 tickets have now been sold for his show.

    “He has been selling well since the day our ticket office opened this year,” said Florida Strawberry Festival General Manager Paul Davis. “So we really aren’t surprised that he sold out.”

    Nearly 3,000 free seats to Nelson’s show will be available on a first come, first seated basis in the Morrow Steel Free Grandstands. Reserved seat tickets are still available for the festival’s 23 other headline entertainment acts and can be purchased online at www.flstrawberryfestival.com, over the phone at 813-754-1996 or at the box office on the festival grounds.

    “We’re proud of our entire lineup this year, and we’re happy to see that so many people are excited about the festival and our concerts,” said Davis.

    In addition to headline entertainment, the event will host 25 on-grounds entertainers, over 85 rides, 150 food vendors, seven livestock shows, six food contests and hundreds of arts and crafts vendors and exhibits.

    About the Florida Strawberry Festival

    The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, nearly 600,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s

    headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its


    strawberry shortcake. The 2017 Florida Strawberry Festival where “We’re Playing Your Song!”

    takes place March 2-12 in Plant City, Fla. For more information, visit www.flstrawberryfestival.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (#berryfest17).