Five days… one concert

Mark Gibson

South Florida’s 2011 SunFest, running April 27 to May 1, is set to kick off the summer bringing big names like Jason Mraz, Taking Back Sunday, and Styx all to one place.

Since 1982, SunFest has been Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival, known for bringing in a plethora of musical acts of both local and national fame, according to the festival’s website.

Last year, bands and artists like Weezer, Rise Against, Cheap Trick, and Sean Kingston made their way to West Palm Beach to take part in the five-day festival. And according to their website, SunFest attracts more than 270,000 visitors every year.

“SunFest has become known for putting together a diverse lineup, and this year we have truly delivered,” said Paul Jamieson, executive director of SunFest. “From pop and reggae, classic and alternative rock, jazz and Latin, we have pulled together an exciting lineup.  We have an incredible setting along the waterfront of downtown West Palm Beach. It’s a music experience like no other available to festival-goers and music-lovers.”

This year SunFest will feature around 50 bands including Earth, Wind & Fire, Cee Lo Green, and Anberlin.

To help kick things off, anyone interested in attending SunFest can take part in Palm Beach County’s 5k race on Friday, April 29. Participating will get you discounted admission to the festival and two free beers.

I’m excited to go back this year,” said Matthew Schlissel, an FAU communication major. “Last year was a lot of fun and this music lineup seems just as good, if not better.”

For more information on the 2011 SunFest, visit www.sunfest.com.

 

 

Ticket Info

• The festival runs for five days, April 27 to May 1. Tickets are sold as one day, two-day or five-day passes.

• If you buy your tickets before April 23, you will get the early-bird ticket price that will save you around $5 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased on the SunFest website, by phone, or at Publix stores in the West Palm and Martin counties.

• If you are interested in participating in the 5k race, you must register online before April 27. $45 in advance will get you registered and give you a one-day entrance into SunFest.

 

 

Band list

Here’s this years SunFest line-up:

• Jason Mraz,

• Earth, Wind & Fire

• Styx

• MGMT

• Sublime with Rome

• Cee Lo Green

• Jeff Beck

• Taking Back Sunday

• Gregg Allman

• Neon Trees

• The Avett Brothers

• O.A.R.

• Mike Posner

• Sick Puppies

• Never Shout Never

• Prince Royce

• Anberlin

• Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

• Toad The Wet Sprocket

• The Supervillains

• Preservation Hall Jazz Band

• Circa Survive

• Brooke Fraser

• Ziggy Marley

• The New Planets

• Nothing Rhymes with Orange

• The Elements of Jazz

• Funky Seeds

• Andre

• Inspired Flight

• ¡Mayday!

• Panic Bomber

• Steel Train

• Memphis Soul Revue

• Tribal Seeds

• Mann featuring Rock-It! Scientists

• The Kinected

• Jesse Young Band

• Bobby Lee Rodgers

• Variety Workshop

• Dharmata

• Jeff Harding

• Joel DaSilva & the Midnight Howl

• Pee Wee Lewis and the Hues

• Shazman

• The Gallery

• Sarah Packiam

• The Vegabonds

• Peter Baldwin