A trip to Florida will set the stage for soaking up the sun and feeling the sand between your toes. Yet there are also events that make Florida beaches even more special. One of these events is Sunfest in West Palm Beach
. This festival offers outdoor concerts, food, drinks, and a chance to relax and soak up the beautiful atmosphere. Sunfest has been drawing music enthusiasts from around the country for 30 years. Travelers looking for a festival full of entertainment and fun should plan a May trip to West Palm Beach.
The 2012 Festival
In 2012, Sunfest is being held from May 2 to May 6
. This festival is considered to be the largest music, art, and waterfront event in Florida. Held in downtown West Palm Beach along Flagler Drive, this festival has attracted some big headliners over the years. When big name musicians like Jason Mraz
, and OAR
have taken the stage, you never know who is going to appear at the next Sunfest. The outdoor main stage is a perfect place to feature a diverse group of musicians. Over the years, a range of music genres from pop to reggae to alternative rock have all been featured at Sunfest.
Anyone who has spent time at music festivals knows that they aren't always the most comfortable or convenient events. Sunfest is trying to change that with offering Club Sunfest. This is an option to all festival-goers for as little as $35 extra per day, and includes premium reserved seats, advance purchase of prepaid parking, food, drinks, an air-conditioned restroom, and more. If you're looking to add some comfort to the festival experience, you will want to splurge on Club Sunfest. Other perks include a baggage check service and even overnight storage of lawn chairs.
Intrigued to see who will take the stage at Sunfest this year? If so, it's time to buy your tickets. Music enthusiasts can choose between purchasing online (and printing tickets at home), buying over the phone, or getting tickets right at the Sunfest store in West Palm Beach. The earlier tickets are bought the more affordable they will be, as early-bird specials are on offer. There are a variety of ticket options for sale, including a one-day pass for $35, a two-day pass for $52, or a five-day pass for $67. There are also discounts for tickets for kids under the age of 13 and for seniors over the age of 65.
The best way to get an idea of who you will see on the stage at Sunfest is to take a look at previous years' performances. In 2011, a range of Grammy-award winning and popular bands and musicians played to an enthusiastic crowd in West Palm Beach. Classic bands like Earth, Wind, and Fire played in 2011, along with recent names like Never Shout Never
, Taking Back Sunday
, and MGMT
. There is truly something for everyone at this music festival, with other 2011 acts including Ziggy Marley
, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
, and Grammy-award winner Jeff Beck
Sunfest is one of the most popular events in West Palm Beach. Besides getting your tickets early, you will also want to reserve West Palm Beach vacation rentals
early. While the music might attract you to this festival, there is a beautiful beach here that will make you want to extend your trip. Choose a beautiful vacation rental right on the beach to combine your music festival experience with a beach vacation. After all of that concert madness you will be glad to have extra space to relax in while soaking up that Florida sunshine.
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