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SunFest lineup, new fans on the waterfront could bring in more business

Posted at 7:10 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 15:22:35-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  — Country fans are celebrating the 2019 lineup for SunFest t hat was released, Tuesday.

One of the big headliners is Keith Urban and after 37 years on the downtown waterfront organizers say this year has something for everyone.

Four days and four nights the downtown waterfront in West Palm Beach transforms into a music lover's dream.

"I think it's truly unique about SunFest that you can go from Rock, to Reggae from EDM to Hip Hop all in one day," Melissa Sullivan said.

Sullivan does marketing for SunFest. This year's headliners are OneRepublic, G Eazy, DIPLO and Keith Urban.

"There's a lot of buzz about Keith Urban, I mean he's the country artist of the year after all and he's probably one of the acts we had booked first," she said.

A big change from recent years. Sullivan says this is the first year in a while they were able to secure a big country act.

The manager of Grease Burgers thinks it may bring in even more people.

"I feel like anytime there's Country concerts going on around here we always get a lot of customers coming in I think mainly because we have over like a 140 different whiskies," Craig Berrini said.

Last year, SunFest brought in more than $15 million to the local economy and we saw visitors from 49 states, 31 countries.

"I feel like this whole season hasn't been great altogether so it will be good for the whole street," Berrini said.

Organizers say another big change you can expect is a new experience called "The Cove" which will have catered food from two celebrity chefs.