Music Meets the Waterfront

Above: Previous artists who have taken the Sunfest stages by storm with incredible performances each year. Staff Photos/ J. Hefferan.
Above: Previous artists who have taken the Sunfest stages by storm with incredible performances each year. Staff Photos/ J. Hefferan.

By JOEY HEFFERAN

Video Editor

For more than 30 years, Sunfest Music Festival has been crafting some of the most electric lineups of any music festival nationally.

Past lineups have spanned the musical spectrum, ranging from rap artists like, Mac Miller to Big Sean, alternative rock bands like Smashing Pumpkins to the Goo Goo Dolls and all different types of hit artists that are on the rise. It is this variety that allows the festival to attract more than 175,000 music lovers every single year, including a large part of Lynn’s student body.

This year, Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival will begin on April 29 and conclude on May 3, with a performance by this years biggest draw, Fallout Boy. While the finale is sure to amaze, every day is loaded with big name musical talent as part of what could very well be their best lineup in years.

Paramore, Lenny Kravitz, Boston, The Stone Temple Pilots, Matisyahu, 311 and Awolnation are among the other notable headliners to take one of the three stages. With multiple bands playing at the same time, many students at Lynn are torn over who to see.

“Awolnation and Fallout Boy are both starting within 15 minutes of each other,” said Jerry Collender, junior. “This is definitely going to be a game time decision. I might have to run back and forth.”

If the variety of musical talent was not enough to make the masses go into a frenzy, the price might just do the trick.

Long time sponsor, TD Bank is continuing their tradition of offering arguably one of the best rates one could find at $60. This rate would be great for one day at a variety of other festivals but at Sunfest, that same price is for all five days. For those who are only interested in attending only one day, the price is $12.

Parking prices are also very affordable, with online parking passes starting at just $40 for all five days.

With big name artists at an affordable price, Lynn students like Caitlin Austin, senior, simply cannot wait to get in on the action.

“It’s really the best way to usher in the summer by spending some time listening to some of your favorite bands with some of your favorite friends, said Austin.

Tickets are now available online at SunFest’s official website, and is also featuring the updated lineup.

Joey Hefferan

Joey Hefferan is a graduate student with a love for all things media. Hefferan has had past video work experience including projects with The Boca Raton Historical Society, Millennium Campus conference, The Delray Beach Open and most notably his role as cinematographer on a short film aided by Hollywood Director Isaac Florentine. When Hefferan's not hard at work as the President of the National Broadcasting Society and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, he enjoys long walks on the beach and binging on Netflix one sitcom at a time.

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