March 10, 2009

Music acts line up for Florida’s SunFest

The Steve Miller Band, Slightly Stoopid, Gin Blossoms and Pennywise have joined the lineup for Florida's SunFest, organizers said Tuesday.

Pepper, Tonic, Thriving Ivory, Candlebox, Randy Bachman, Citizen Cope, Matt Nathanson, Erin McCarley, Cold War Kids, Sly and Robbie, and Bettye LaVette are also booked to perform at the event billed as Florida's largest music, art and waterfront festival.

It will be held April 29-May 3 on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach.

SunFest provides the best mixture of music at an incredible value, Paul Jamieson, executive director of SunFest, said in a statement. The event is a great place to enjoy your favorite acts, discover new music and see rising stars. In this tight economy SunFest's value can't be matched, we also know people are ready to relax, mingle, and come together for some fun and a good party. SunFest will be ready and locals don't need to travel for Florida's largest musical event of the year.

SunFest organizers said the average cost of a single concert at a local venue runs about $56, while the SunFest March Moneysaver deal for a 5-day pass, featuring more than 50 concerts, is $54.