The 87th annual Florida Strawberry Festival will run for 11 days from Thursday March 3 through Sunday March 13. The festival, which is ranked as the 28th largest fair in North America, is not only known for its strawberry shortcakes, carnival games, youth cattle shows, food vendors and exciting mid-way rides. way, but it is also legendary for hosting great musical artists and entertainers. The event typically sees over 500,000 visitors each year.
Two major Christian artists will perform at this year’s festival: Lauren Daigle and Zach Williams. Daigle is a two-time GRAMMY, seven-time Billboard Music Award, and four-time American Music Award. His platinum debut album How Can It Be produced three number one songs, but it was his release from Find a child, his second consecutive platinum album, which revealed Daigle as one of the most impressive singers of our time. Find a child, which earned Daigle his second GRAMMY Award, with his hit song “You Say,” is the longest-running number one song to appear on a weekly Billboard chart.
Daigle’s ability to connect with his audience has been well documented. This helped make her the best-selling new artist of her genre over the past decade and gave her soulful, authentic vocal power and a global following. She has amassed a billion streams worldwide and sold-out shows on three continents.
This is Daigle’s first time performing at the Strawberry Festival, and she is excited about the opportunity and encourages spectators to âbring their dancing shoesâ.
âPerformance is one of my favorite things about music,â said Daigle. âLooking outside every night and seeing people singing with them gives a feeling of joy that doesn’t stop only with me. He connects with everyone in the room, and I think that’s something I’ll never take for granted. It’s such a blessing to be able to play music with people that I love very much, it’s like a family reunion every time we take the stage.
Christian artist Zach Williams is an award-winning and chart-topping singer and songwriter who also performs at the Strawberry Festival. His past inspires many of his songs – he was raised by Christian parents in church and in a loving community, but was wowed by the illusion of rock stardom, as well as the drugs and alcohol that so often accompany this way of life.
Now, the Nashville-based artist is a renewed man. He’s a husband, father, and he’s also become one of the foremost artists and songwriters in Christian country music making a place for himself with his mix of southern rock, country, and songwriting full of Faith, who quickly awarded him his first GRAMMY AwardÂ® with his debut album. , 2017 Chain breaker. With two more GRAMMY nods among many other accolades, he recently released his new album, aptly titled Rescue story.
Daigle will perform on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Williams is scheduled to perform on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
To purchase tickets and see the full list of artists, visit www.flstrawberryfestival.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Amscot Main Box Office, located at 2209 W. Oak Ave. in Plant City, or by calling 754-1996.