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Best images from opening day of West Palm’s biggest music festival

SunFest’s multi-day, multi-stage waterfront musical festival is in full swing in downtown West Palm Beach. Opening day was Friday, May 5. Palm Beach Post photographers were there to capture amazing scenes and band performances. See the gallery above for the best images from Friday.

Friday’s music lineup on the Ford Stage included: East East Harbor (alternative pop); PLS&TY; Anabel Englund (house, dance, pop rock) and headliners The Chainsmokers (pop, electropop, future bass). On the Ideal Nutrition Stage, Friday’s music performances including SoulPax; The Nameless; LAY; and headliner, Flo Rida.

But SunFest’s success always depends on the weather, and there’s good news on that front. Here’s the forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

  • Saturday, May 6: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86, but there’s a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 pm It’ll be a little breezy, with gusts as high as 18 mph. At night, it’ll be partly cloudy, with a low around 71. There’s a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 pm It could get a bit breezy, with winds of 10 to 16 mph and gusts as high as 23 mph.

  • Sunday, May 7: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. There’s a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. It’ll be a bit breezy, with winds of 11 to 15 mph and gusts as high as 22 mph. At night, it’ll be partially cloudy, with a low around 68 and little chance of showers. Winds will be 7 to 13 mph with gusts as high as 18 mph.

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Who is at SunFest 2023? Here is the music lineup schedule for Saturday and Sunday:

Saturday, May 6 schedule

Ford Stage

  • 2-2:30 p.m.: Nostaljah (reggae, R&B)

  • 3-4 p.m.: ALO (pop, rock)

  • 4:30-5:45 pm: Dropkick Murphys (punk rock, celtic punk, hardcore punk)

  • 6:45-7:15 p.m.: Allegra Miles (indie pop, soulful pop)

  • 7:45-8:45pm: The Hip Abduction (alternative, indie)

  • 9:30-11 p.m.: Jack Johnson (pop)

Ideal Nutrition Stage

  • 1:15-1:45pm: Prato (reggae, rock)

  • 2:15-2:45pm: ARDN (hip-hop, rap)

  • 3:15-4:15pm: Surfaces (jazz, soul, pop rock, hip-hop, reggae, calypso)

  • 5-5:30 p.m.: Gvin (R&B, soul, pop, contemporary)

  • 6-6:30 p.m.: Razza Moore (rap)

  • 7-7:45pm: Fedd The God (hip-hop)

  • 8:15-9:30 p.m.: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (hip-hop, rap, R&B)

Sunday, May 7 schedule

Ford Stage

  • 2-3 p.m.: Gatlin (rock, folk)

  • 3:30-5 p.m.: Ziggy Marley (reggae)

  • 6-6:30 p.m.: Drum & Co. (indie, folk-hop)

  • 7-8 p.m.: Sunflower Bean (alternative, indie, glam rock)

  • 8:30-10 p.m.: The Killers (alternative rock, indie rock, new wave)

Ideal Nutrition Stage

  • 12:30-1 p.m: Leave It To Us (pop, punk)

  • 1:30-2:15pm: Charlotte Sands (hip-hop, rap)

  • 2:45-4pm: All Time Low (pop punk, pop rock, alternative rock)

  • 5-5:30 p.m.: Vibes Farm (reggae, punk)

  • 6-6:45 p.m.: Surfer Girl (pop, reggae)

  • 7:15-8:30 p.m.: 311 (alternative rock, rap rock, reggae rock)

SunFest 2023: What you can bring (and what you can’t bring)


  • Small bags/backpacks no larger than 12” x 12” x 6”

  • Non-glass, empty, refillable water bottles, cups, or containers

  • Food for infants or those with medical conditions in non-glass containers

  • Service animals for patrons with disabilities

  • Single collapsible lawn chairs

  • Blankets

  • Umbrellas may be brought in, but you may be asked to put them down in concert areas to allow all guests access to stage viewing.

  • Non-professional cameras (no removable lens)

  • Wheelchairs/medical scooters

  • Strollers

  • Hydration packs – Must be empty and subject to search


  • Coolers

  • Outside food or beverage including water, glass bottles or glass containers

  • Selfiesticks

  • pets

  • Audio recording devices

  • Frisbees, sports balls or water guns

  • Roller skates, scooters, skateboards, bicycles, in-line skates

  • Professional stills or video cameras

  • Glow products or laser products

  • costume masks,

  • Weapons, knives, firearms or explosives

SunFest 2023: Parking information

One-day parking

  • Judicial Center Garage, 505 Banyan Blvd, $12

  • 4th Street Surface Lot, 316 4th Street, $12

  • Governmental Center Garage, 294 N. Dixie Highway, $15

  • Chamber of the Palm Beaches Lot, 401 North Flagler Drive, $20

  • Bradley’s Lot, 140 S Narcissus Ave., $50

  • Fountain Lot, 114 S Narcissus Ave., $50

If you go to SunFest 2023:

  • where: SunFest takes place along the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown West Palm Beach. The festival grounds are on Flagler Drive in between Banyan Boulevard and Lakeview Avenue. Approximate address: 101 S. Clematis St., West Palm Beach.

  • when: Saturday through Sunday, May 7, 2023

  • Saturdays: Noon to 11 p.m

  • sunday: Noon to 9 p.m

  • Information:Sunfest. com.

This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: SunFest 2023: Best images Friday, Saturday schedule, music lineup