SunFest is a big music festival held annually in downtown West Palm Beach (FL) on the waterfront. Of late the festival was heavy on pop, rock, and reggae. The 2019 SunFest adds a genre—country music. The country act is most definitely high profile. Florida’s country music advocacy group South Florida Country Music hailed the return.
On Facebook, a post from SFCM said:
“Hey look, they are finally bringing in a country act!
Country used to be a part of SunFest with acts such as Big & Rich and Carrie Underwood gracing their stages. It has been several years but the drought is over!”
The drought has been wiped out, courtesy of top music star Keith Urban who will be a headliner at the festival.
Other genres represented are the customary pop, rock, rap, and reggae. Of note is the band Flogging Molly, unique unto themselves and extremely popular. I like this band because of my Celtic ancestry and for other reasons, but that band and Urban are two great reasons to head to West Palm Beach May 2-5.
This year the festival, as last year’s was, will run 4 days. Organizers are reminding attendees to make arrangements for parking in advance if at all possible.
South Florida Country Music was founded in 2005 on Myspace, and has evolved to become a voice for Sunshine state musicians and those involved in the industry. Check out SFCM on Facebook or at the official website.
May is always a busy month for music in Florida, with festivals and concerts in abundance. The Sunshine State has something for everyone, with the iconic Shrimp Festival and other events occurring around the same time as SunFest.
(Kay B. Day/Feb. 12, 2019)