SunFest Music Festival Now in Fourth Decade Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

The Chainsmokers performing at SunFest 2023. Photo by JR Davis.

Founded in 1982, SunFest is one of Florida’s largest waterfront music festivals.

Held annually in downtown West Palm Beach, along the Intracoastal Waterway along Flagler Drive in the first week in May, SunFest attracts more than 85,000+ visitors. The festival and the patrons have a positive impact on the local economy. It is produced by SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc., a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, consisting of a board of directors, more than 2,300 volunteers, a full-time, year-round staff of five, and approximately 80 corporate sponsors.

Scheduled performers this year include:

­Friday, May 3: Kritikal, Fox Maple Band, The Fixx, SloFunkPump Shaggy, Nelly, and Billy Idol.

Saturday, May 4: Killbilies, The Aces, The Revivalists, Open for an Icon Winner, Cole Swindell, The Lubben Brothers, Hailey Withers, Elle King, Matt Corman, Paul Russell, Bryce Vine, and Yung Gravy.

Sunday, May 5: Brothers Within, Sernation, Little Stranger, The Elovaters, Rebelution, Steven James Casadee Pope, Valley, Dashboard Confessional, and Third Eye Blind.

In addition to live music across three stages along the Intracoastal waterway, SunFest also includes a Creative Arts Village featuring an immersive arts experience to interact and shop from regional artisans, regional and local vendors including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, a floating cocktail barge featuring DJs for guests over 21 bars, concessions, official band merch, festival merch, free water stations, and sponsor activations.

A one-day pass is $70 ($60 for seniors), and a three-day pass is $135 (no senior discount - I guess they think we couldn’t last three days), VIP passes are $175-$200 for a single day and $400 for the weekend. The VIP ticket allows access to The Cove’s waterfront VIP lounge areas, prime viewing areas close to the stages, private VIP restrooms, two complementary drinks including SunFest specialty cocktails, drink discounts, and unlimited Coke products. For more information on how to buy tickets, parking, and hotel accommodations, go to


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