Plant City Strawberry Festival 2020 announces Lynyrd Skynyrd, 98 Degrees, Reba McEntire and more

Mercy Me, Patti Labelle, Charlie Wilson and more are on the bill.

click to enlarge Lynyrd Skynyrd, which plays the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida on March 8, 2019. - Photo by Kamran Malik
Photo by Kamran Malik
Lynyrd Skynyrd, which plays the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida on March 8, 2019.

The Florida Strawberry Festival won’t kick off until February, but we already know who’s headlining concerts for the month-long Plant City party.

Today, the festival announced that non-Confederate Flag-waving Southern rock lord Lynyrd Skynyrd (March 8) is on the bill along with Reba McEntire (March 1), Rascal Flatts (February 27) and Josh Turner (March 4).

Pop fans will be happy to see 98 Degrees (February 29) while fans of R&B and soul will want to make plans to be in Plant City on March 7 for Charlie Wilson, Patti LaBelle (March 2) and Chubby Checker (March 4).

Some of the concerts are free, but most of them come with a cover price (on top of admission to the festival). Check out the lineup for the 2020 Florida Strawberry Festival below. More information is available via

Thurs. Feb. 27
Jimmy Sturr (10:30 a.m.,f ree)
The Oak Ridge Boys (3:30 p.m., $25)
Rascal Flatts (7:30 p.m., $51)

Fri. Feb 28
Tommy James & The Shondells (3:30 p.m., $25)
Michael Ray (7:30 p.m., $35)

Sat. Feb. 29
Roots & Boots: Aaron Tippin w/Sammy Kershaw/Collin Raye (3:30pm, $30)
An Evening with 98 Degrees (7:30 p.m., $35)

Sun. March 1
Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots (3:30 p.m., $35)
Reba McEntire (7:30 p.m., $55)

Mon. March 2
Neal McCoy (3:30 p.m., $25)
Patti LaBelle (7:30 p.m., $35)

Tues. March 3
Sara Evans (3:30 p.m., $30)
Skillet (7:30 p.m., $30)

Wed. March 4
Chubby Checker & the Wildcats (3:30 p.m., $25)
Josh Turner (7:30 p.m., $35)

Thurs. March 5
Ricky Nelson Remembered (10:30 a.m., free)
Dick Fox's Golden Boys: Frankie Avalon w/Fabian/Bobby Rydell (3:30 p.m. $30)
Mercy Me (7:30 p.m., $40)

Fri. March 6
Jimmy Fortune and Dailey & Vincent (3:30 p.m., $20)
Darci Lynne & Friends Live (7:30 p.m., $25)

Sat. March 7
Battle of the Bands Finals Finals (3:30 p.m., free)
Charlie Wilson (7:30 p.m. $45)

Sun. March 8
Eli Young Band (3:30 p.m., $35)
Lynyrd Skynyrd (7:30 p.m., $56)

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