Wednesday marks the 31st time the West Palm Beach Intracoastal Waterway will be swarmed with concertgoers of all ages, vendors and local police. SunFest returns at 5 p.m., with a musical lineup a bit reminiscent of the mid-1990s, plus some up-and-comers.
Sunday's 7:45 p.m. closing act, hip-hop wunderkind Kendrick Lamar, is arguably the hottest name on the ticket, but some others stand out. The Smashing Pumpkins are scheduled to play Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., just after the start of a set by indie-rock act Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. For blues fans, Friday's the day to go, as Texan guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will perform at 7 p.m., followed by the Black Crowes at 8:30 p.m.
Slightly Stoopid, the Offspring, Less Than Jake and Yellowcard are also on the schedule, as are Boz Scaggs, Cheap Trick and Gavin DeGraw.
Single-day tickets cost $37 at SunFest.com, and they allow entry on any one day. Two-day tickets cost $54, and five-day tickets go for $69. Children 5 and younger get in free; 6- to 12-year-olds pay $10 for one day, $17 for two days and $22 for five.
SunFest will go on rain or shine at the West Palm Beach Intracoastal Waterway, on Flagler Drive between Banyan Boulevard and Lakeview Avenue. For directions and parking information, see SunFest.com.