Founded in 1982, SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival. Held annually in downtown West Palm Beach during the first week of May, SunFest attracts more than 175,000 visitors to its week long event.
According to the event’s online platform, 50 bands will take to three stages along the oceanfront of Flagler Drive over the course of five days from May 3 to May 7.
“Music lovers will enjoy this year’s lineup,” said SunFest Executive Director, Paul Jamieson. “We have put together a schedule with all types of music including Rock, Pop, Reggae, Hip Hop and EDM.”
“People love music festivals because it is about the live experience,” continued Jamieson. “[The experience] is something that you can’t get anywhere else. With its location and experiences, SunFest is one of the most unique settings to enjoy acts that you love [as well as] to discover new ones.”
The line-up has something for everyone, from Blink 182 to Ziggy Marley, Snoop Dog, Marshmello and Flo Rida.
“The festival has found success for over 35 years by making fun and exciting changes each year,” said SunFest Representative Melissa Sullivan. “The art district is new this year and will be an interactive set-up.”
The art district will feature live art performances and demonstrations, as well as an interactive and innovative way to present art.
In addition to the new art features this year, SunFest officials were inspired by the positive reaction they received last year and aim to make improvements that will provide attendees with an even greater experience. Of these improvements include additions to the ambiance and to the dining options.
“[Attendees] can expect to see huge changes in the atmosphere and the food menus,” said Sullivan.
Tickets for SunFest 2017 are on sale now and can be purchased online at sunfest.com. Lynn University Athletics will be giving away 12 one-day passes and two five-day passes to students interested in attending this year’s event.
Throughout the month of April, Lynn Athletics will be hosting interactive scavenger hunts across campus for free tickets, along with exclusive give-aways via the department’s Twitter @Lynn_Knights.