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 best fair in North America, is not only known for its strawberry shortcakes, carnival games, youth cattle shows, food vendors and thrilling rides at halfway, but it’s also legendary for hosting big-name musical artists and entertainment. The event typically sees over 500,000 visitors each year.
Two great Christian artists will perform at this year’s festival: Lauren Daigle and Zach Williams. Daigle is twice GRAMMY, seven times Billboard Music Award and four times American Music Award. Her first platinum album, How Can It Be, produced three number one songs, but it was her release from Look for a childher second consecutive platinum disc, which revealed Daigle as one of the most impressive singers of our time. Look for a childwhich earned Daigle his second GRAMMY Award, with his hit song “You Say”, is the longest running number one song to chart on any weekly Billboard chart.
Daigle’s ability to connect with his audience has been well documented. This helped make her the fastest selling new artist of her genre over the past decade and gave her soulful and authentic vocal power a global audience. She’s amassed a billion streams worldwide and sold-out headline shows on three continents.
This is Daigle’s first time performing at the Strawberry Festival, and she is thrilled with the opportunity and encourages audiences to “bring their dancing shoes.”
“Acting is one of my favorite things about music,” Daigle said. “Looking outside every night and seeing people singing brings a feeling of joy that doesn’t stop with me. He connects with everyone around the room, and I think that’s something I will never take for granted. It’s such a blessing to be able to play music with people I love so much, it’s like a family reunion every time we go on stage.
Christian artist Zach Williams is an award-winning, chart-topping singer and songwriter who also performs at the Strawberry Festival. His background inspires many of his songs – he was raised by Christian parents in the church and in a loving community, but was seduced by the illusion of rock stardom, and the drugs and alcohol that come with so often this lifestyle.
Now the Nashville-based entertainer is a renewed man. He is a husband, father and has also become one of Christian country music’s foremost artists and songwriters carving out a niche for himself with his blend of southern rock, country and faith-filled songwriting, which quickly earned him his first GRAMMY Award® with his debut album. , 2017 chain breaker. Along with two more GRAMMY nominations among many other accolades, he recently released his new album, aptly titled rescue story.
Daigle will perform 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 performers, visit www.flstrawberryfestival.com. Tickets can also be purchased at Amscot’s main box office, located at 2209 W. Oak Ave. in Plant City, or by calling 754-1996.