The Florida Strawberry Festival has announced that the opening night's musical performance group has canceled due to a scheduling conflict. 

DNCE was scheduled to perform on the first night of the 11-day event, helping to introduce festival visitors to the newly constructed grandstand seating. 

"We are disappointed that DNCE had to cancel their show due to a scheduling conflict," said Florida Strawberry Festival President Paul Davis. "We are working diligently to secure a replacement who our loyal fans will be excited about."

Davis said tickets already purchased to DNCE's show can be used for the replacement artist's show or can be refunded in full before 7:30 p.m. on Mar. 1. 

"With the hectic schedules these artists have, this can unfortunately happen," said Davis. "But we're committed to providing terrific entertainment for our guests and will exhaust every effort to book a great entertainer for opening night."

Anyone with questions about the show or refunds can call 813-719-6680. 

The 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival will take place from Mar. 1 - 11 in Plant City.