SunFest, Florida’s largest music, art and waterfront festival, will be held from April 29 through May 3, along sections of Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, FL. 311, James Taylor, David Cook, Classic Albums Live, UB40, G Love & Special Sauce, Spyro Gyra and Jack’s Mannequin have been booked with more acts to be added. AEG Live SE is the producer.
Numerous ticketing options are available: one-day festival ticket ($29); two-day pass with early bird discount ($45); two-day pass (regular price $49); five-day pass early bird discount ($60); five-day pass regular price ($65). Early bird discount ends April 26.
There are also age-specific ticketing offers. Seniors 65 and older can get a one-day festival ticket for $20 (available only at the gate); children 6-12 can get in for $8 through a special online offer, discounted from the regular price of $10; and admission is free for children five and under.
“James Taylor is one of the most sought after performers, and we are proud to present him at SunFest along with some of the top national talent we have confirmed,” said Paul Jamieson, executive director of SunFest, in a statement. “We know the economy is weighing heavily on people, and we are planning for a great festival. I think pretty soon people will be looking for a little fun, and it will be right here in their backyard.”
“We know people are looking for affordable ways to enjoy themselves,” he added. “At $60 for 5 days of concerts, there isn’t a better deal to be had in the music scene. The best deals are the ones people can get early and for multiple days. If you buy a 5-day Early Bird pass, you’re paying $12 per day.”
Continuing the success of last year’s inaugural New Music Night, opening night will feature 311 along with new music talent on multiple stages. In February the public will be asked to vote on acts organizers should make offers to appear at SunFest. The list will include national and regional up and coming music acts.
“New Music Night was a great new addition to the SunFest line-up,” said Jamieson. “We know that headline entertainment is an important part of the value too, so bringing a popular act like 311 that has not been in the area for awhile and showcasing the hot new musical acts makes Opening Night with New Music an unbelievable value and experience for anyone who loves music.”
Last Updated on February 2, 2009