Festival Series: SunFest in West Palm Beach Florida - Spreading the Love Since 1982 - Acid Daddy

Festival Series: SunFest in West Palm Beach Florida - Spreading the Love Since 1982

SunFest is Florida's largest waterfront music festival, taking root in 1982 in downtown West Palm Beach. This annual event happens every first week of May and draws over 85,000 attendees to enjoy a lineup of music across various genres along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. It was initially founded to boost the local economy and community engagement, and it has grown to become a major cultural event.

The festival was originally called the Royal Palm Festival and spanned ten days. Over the years, it has evolved into a three-day extravaganza that not only celebrates music but also art and community spirit, emphasizing its roots in community connection and engagement.

Over its four decades, SunFest has hosted an impressive array of musical acts across a variety of genres including pop, rock, hip-hop, reggae, and indie. Some notable performers from recent years include The Smashing Pumpkins, Kendrick Lamar, Pitbull, Lenny Kravitz, and Ed Sheeran, showcasing the festival's commitment to diverse musical offerings.

SunFest is organized by SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc., a non-profit organization, and is made possible by the efforts of a small full-time staff, a large volunteer base, and numerous corporate sponsors. It also involves the community through partnerships with local non-profits, offering them a platform to raise funds and awareness for their causes​ (SunFest)​.

For more detailed information on this year's event (May 3rd-5th, 2024) or historical performance lineups, you can visit their official website.

Enjoy the music!

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