Black Crowes, Baha Men, Parliament-Funkadelic To Play SunFest

Wallflowers, Live, Melissa Etheridge, Evan & Jaron also slated for five-day Florida festival.

The Black Crowes, the Baha Men, the Wallflowers and George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic are among the performers slated for the five-day SunFest next month in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The 19th annual music, arts and waterfront festival runs May 2-6 and features musicians performing on several stages. Last year’s event drew 320,000 people, according to organizers.

Live, Melissa Etheridge, Evan & Jaron, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Mya, Nine Days, Chuck Berry and Stabbing Westward are also on the bill.

The Wallflowers, who released their third album, Breach, in October, will headline opening night on the Bank of America Stage, while play on the Real Yellow Pages Stage.

Funk veterans the Ohio Players, whose ’70s hits included “Fire” and “Love Rollercoaster,” are scheduled to play on May 3. Berry, the seminal rock and roller behind such songs as “Johnny B. Goode” and “Sweet Little Sixteen,” has a headlining slot on May 5. Etheridge closes out the festival on May 6.

One-day tickets for SunFest are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Five-day tickets are $29 in advance and $35 at the gate.

SunFest lineup, according to organizers:


  • 5/2 – Wallflowers, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Evan & Jaron, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic
  • 5/3 – Black Crowes, Ohio Players, Gabe Dixon Band
  • 5/4 – Rick Braun and Boney James, Eric Johnson, Derek Trucks Band, Mya, Hot Brass Monkey
  • 5/5 – Chuck Berry, Live, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Steve Cole, Stabbing Westward, Luciano with Junior Kelly, Mikey General, Dean Fraser
  • 5/6 – Melissa Etheridge, Tower of Power, Nine Days, Mahotella Queens, Deep Banana Blackout, Baha Men