SunFest Returns to West Palm Beach With Music’s Biggest Names
By: Gabriela Heizer
SunFest is well known local music and art festival in Downtown West Palm Beach. The event has been going on for over 30 years and each of those years it has been filled with the best artists and the best atmosphere in the area. 2016 guarantees nothing less. The lineup this year is full of wonderful acts that please all ages. Some of the headliners include Duran Duran, Jason Derulo, Bastille, G-Eazy, Steve Aoki, and much more. The line-up is so good that it is hardly impossible to buy tickets for just one day. They have split up the artists evenly throughout this 5-day event.
Not only is this event popular for all the wonderful acts it brings, but it is also well known for the atmosphere. This event is held on the waterfront and the atmosphere is always one full of laughs and happiness. The artists that are displayed throughout the streets also make the festival truly feel like a local event, instead of the well-recognized tourist attraction that it is. That may be why this event is so successful, Every year it brings both locals and tourists and units them with music and art.
The local business owners especially love this 5-day festival for the boom of movement that it brings to the streets. It packs all the local restaurants with people dying to eat some local cuisines, and since the festival is held from morning to night, for five straight days, that brings a constant flow of clients. This is wonderful for the local economy, which is probably why there is never many complaints about the festival.
As this event is held outdoors, an issue that is constantly seen is the weather. This year it is forecasted for much rain. Yet that won’t stop the great atmosphere. Usually, the festival-goers enjoy the rain as it refreshes them from the hot Florida Air.
This year is a must go and don’t let the weather discourage you from going, as you will only be missing out if you don’t go. SunFest begins on Wednesday, April 27 and concludes on Sunday, May 1. Make sure to stop by Downtown West Palm Beach to see what all the buzz is about. Tickets are still on sale by going to http://www.sunfest.com/get-your-tickets.