Sunfest 2023

SunFest 2023 was held from Friday, May 5, 2023 – Sunday, May 7, 2023. This 3 day festival was filled with music from major headliners and local bands. Located in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida, SunFest 2023 treated festival goers with a weekend of amazing music and beautiful water views.

SunFest 2023 had two stages this year, named Ford Stage and Ideal Nutrition Stage. The vibe of the weekend was fun, happy, and high energy. The weekend encouraged everyone to discover new music and also to enjoy long time favorites.

The street and paths between the stages were set up with stands offering various tastes and beverages, as well as an assortment of art activities. Out on the fields, beach balls were often the activity of choice.

Pictures of some of the performances:

Review and Photos by Julie Hoffman.

East Harbor
An Alternative-Pop band from Florida, formed in 2014.
Members include Josh Dobson (Vocals), Robby Savage (Guitar), David Gonzales (Bass), and Cory Kouns (Drums). Cristopher Cope from Artikal Sound System joined this four piece band for Sunfest 2023.
Performed on the Ford Stage during day 1.

Electronic Dance Music by Florida native Tommy Leas.
Performed on the Ford Stage during day 1.

Flo Rida
An American rapper, singer and songwriter. He performed many crowd favorites include Good Feeling and Right Round.
Closed out the the Ideal Nutrition Stage for day 1.

The Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production team including Alexander “Alex” Pall and Andrew “Drew” Taggart. They played high energy music accompanied by an impressive display of smoke, fire and lasers.
Headliner on the Ford Stage for day 1.

Dropkick Murphys
An American Celtic punk band from Quincy, Massachusetts that was formed in 1996.
Performed on the Ford Stage during day 2.

A local Fort Lauderdale rapper and singer.
Performed on the Ideal Nutrition Stage during day 2.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
An American rapper and singer.
Closed out the Ideal Nutrition Stage for day 2.

Jack Johnson
An American singer-songwriter known for soft rock and acoustic pop.

All Time Low
An American pop-punk rock band from Towson, Maryland formed in 2003. This high energy band got the crowd jumping and singing along to their music.
Alex Gaskarth (lead vocals, rhythms guitar), Jack Barakat (lead guitar, backing vocals, rhythm guitar), Rian Dawson (drums, percussion), Zack Merrick (bass guitar, backing vocals).
Performed on the Ideal Nutrition Stage during day 3.

An American alternative rock band from Omaha, Nebraska.
Members include Nick Hexum (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Aaron “P-Nut” Wills (bass), Chad Sexton (drums), Tim Mahoney (lead guitar), Doug “SA” Martinez (lead vocals, turntables).
Closed out the Ideal Nutrition Stage for day 3.