Lee Brice to headline 2023 Sugar Festival

Posted 11/25/22

CLEWISTON  -- Lee Brice will headline the 2023 Sugar Festival in Clewiston.

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Lee Brice to headline 2023 Sugar Festival

Lee Brice [Courtesy photo]
Lee Brice [Courtesy photo]

CLEWISTON  -- Lee Brice will headline the 2023 Sugar Festival in Clewiston.

On Nov. 22, the festival announced the lineup on their Facebook page.

Also performing at the festival will be the Marshall Tucker Band and Ian Munsick.

Singer and songwriter Lee Brice, 49, has released five albums with the Curb Records label: Love Like Crazy, Hard to Love, I Don’t Dance, Lee Brice, and Hey World. Eight of his singles have reached the number one on Billboard Country Airplay: “A Woman Like You,” “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” “Rumor,” “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” “One of Them Girls,” and “Memory I Don’t Mess With.”

His ”Love Like Crazy,” was named the top country son of 2010 according to Billboard Year End.

In addition to writing his own material, Brice has also co-written singles for Garth Brooks, Adam Gregory, the Eli Young Band and Time McGraw.

Ian Munsick, 29, is a Wyoming-born singer/songwriter who grew up working the ranch and working crowds. Under the tutelage of their fiddle-playing father, Munsick and his two older brothers grew up playing everything from bluegrass to the Beatles. Incorporating elements across genres, he  began to establish himself.

In 2017 he released a self-titled EP, winning iHeartRadio’s Rocky Mountain Song of the Year for “Horses Are Faster.”

His debut album, Coyote Cry, features his high tenor underscoring self-penned songs that conjure epic adventure and down-to-earth wisdom.

The Marshall Tucker Band, from Spartanburg, South Carolina, is noted for incorporating blues, country, and jazz into an eclectic sound. The Marshall Tucker Band helped establish the Southern rock genre in the early 1970s. The band features Doug Gray (the only remaining original member of the band) on vocals; keyboard player, saxophonist and flautist Marcus James Henderson; guitarists Chris Hicks and Rick Willis, bassist Tony Black, and drummer B.B. Borden.

The festival is multi-day event, beginning with sports tournaments and a Miss Sugar Pageant and a Friday Night Kickoff concert with food trucks on festival weekend.

On Saturday, March 18, the main festival day, attendees can enjoy free live music concerts, an antique tractor display, a car show, a free kids play park, visit a local baking contest and a professional baking display, plus enjoy the offerings of various food and crafts vendors present.

Admission is free.

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