2020 Florida Strawberry Festival headline concert lineup announced
The Florida Strawberry Festival announced last week its 2020 concert lineup for the Wish Farms Soundstage.
“The announcement of our headline entertainment is a highly anticipated event,” Florida Strawberry Festival President Paul Davis said. “We receive many calls throughout the year leading up to the event from guests who are eager to hear who will be performing.”
Thursday, Feb. 27
10:30 a.m.: Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra
3:30 p.m.: The Oak Ridge Boys
7:30 p.m.: Rascal Flatts
Friday, Feb. 28
3:30 p.m.: Tommy James and the Shondells
7:30 p.m.: Michael Ray
Saturday, Feb. 29
3:30 p.m.: Roots & Boots (Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Collin Raye)
7:30 p.m.: An Evening with 98 Degrees
Sunday, March 1
3:30 p.m.: Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots
7:30 p.m.: Reba McEntire
Monday, March 2
3:30 p.m.: Neal McCoy
7:30 p.m.: Patti LaBelle
Tuesday, March 3
3:30 p.m.: Sara Evans
7:30 p.m.: Skillet
Wednesday, March 4
3:30 p.m.: Chubby Checker and the Wildcats
7:30 p.m.: Josh Turner
Thursday, March 5
10:30 a.m.: Ricky Nelson Remembered (The Nelson Brothers)
3:30 p.m.: Dick Fox’s Golden Boys Starring Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Rydell
7:30 p.m.: MercyMe
Friday, March 6
3:30 p.m.: Jimmy Fortune with Dailey and Vincent
7:30 p.m.: Darci Lynne and Friends Live
Saturday, March 7
3:30 p.m.: Battle of the Bands Finals
7:30 p.m.: Charlie Wilson
Sunday, March 8
3:30 p.m.: Eli Young Band
7:30 p.m.: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Advance tickets for admission and for headline entertainment shows will go on sale at 8 a.m. Dec. 12 and can be purchased online at flstrawberryfestival.com, at the Amscot Main Ticket Office located at 2209 W. Oak Ave. or over the phone at 813-754-1996. For more information about ADA accessible seating or tour group sales, call 813-719-6680. The 85th annual Florida Strawberry Festival begins Feb. 27, 2020 and ends March 8, 2020.
County health department recommends flu shot
The Florida Department of Health-Hillsborough reported a “large increase in influenza activity in schools” and urges residents to get a flu shot now, before the peak of flu season hits.
The DOH said peak flu season typically runs from December through February, though it can linger through May in some cases, so anyone age 6 months and up should be prepared with a seasonal vaccine.
“In addition to getting a seasonal flu vaccine, you can take everyday preventive actions like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs,” the department said in a news release.”If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others. In addition, there are prescription medications called antiviral drugs that can be used to treat influenza illness.”
Go to flufreeflorida.com for information about the flu, where to get a seasonal shot and more.
EHAG to host Christmas show and art sale
The East Hillsborough Art Guild is gearing up for its annual Christmas Show and Art Sale, which now has a set time and date.
From 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5, visit the Courtyard area on Drane Street between Big Dog’s Patio and Dark Horse Music Store to buy locally-made arts and crafts. The event coincides with the city’s annual Lights of Love event at McCall Park.
HCSO chase runs through greater Plant City area
A pair of teenagers were arrested Nov. 12 on charges of armed carjacking after unsuccessfully attempting to flee Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
HCSO said deputies responded to a report of armed carjacking at 204 Highway 60 W. around 11:20 p.m. and saw the victim’s vehicle traveling westbound on 60. The carjackers pulled into the RaceTrac at the Turkey Creek Road intersection. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle and initiated pursuit. Stop sticks were successfully deployed at the intersection of 60 and Valrico Road and the pursuit came to an end near Gornto Lake Drive in Brandon. Both occupants, Juliaontae Mitchell and Jatue Baldwin, were taken into custody.