About SunFest


Founded in 1982, SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival. Held annually in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida the first week in May, SunFest attracts more than 175,000 visitors. The festival and the patrons have a positive impact on the local economy.

Who We Are

SunFest is produced by SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc., a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc. consists of a 21-member board of directors; 25 committees; more than 2,000 volunteers; a full time, year-round staff of 10; and approximately 80 corporate sponsors. SunFest is funded in part by the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council through the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. SunFest is also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council.

Festival Info

SunFest takes place in downtown West Palm Beach along Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, extending along Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue.

SunFest is located in the West Palm Beach Arts and Entertainment District.

Board of Directors 2017/2018

Patti Hammond, President 2018
Derek Cooper, President Elect 2019
Thais Sullivan, Treasurer
Jimmy Buffett Honorary Board Member

Michelle McGovern, Past President 2017
Stephanie Waldrop, Secretary
Steve Mayans, Legal Counsel


Roger Amidon
Craig Campbell*
Vincent Cuomo
Stephanie Galvin
Joseph Lee
Marshall Osofsky*
Brittany Tallon-Hayward

Chris-anne Ayers
Noemi Coltea
Caroline Koons Forrest
Brad Kaufman
Joseph Lee
Stephanie Mitrone

* Executive Committee Members (in addition to the Board Officers)

Committee Chairs

ABW: Chris-anne Ayers & Johnny Williams
Central Inventory: Derek Cooper & Joe Schelorke
Entertainment: Craig Campbell
Guest Services: Linda Rudnet & Patricia Tore
Membership: Lisa Schillig
Photography: Carrie Bradburn
Service Gates: Steve Yeckes
TGi5K: Deborah Feinsinger
Volunteer: Carolyn Severing & Nancy Vidal

Art District:  Pat Hoskin
Communications: William Storey
Finance: Donna Carroll
Hospitality: Jennifer Anderson
Merchandise: Aubrey Fleming
Public Relations: Rebecca Seelig
Soft Drinks: Susan Chapman & Guillermo Ortiz
The Stand: Ivan Rosa

Backstage Hospitality: Christine Nadeau

Band Merchandise: Rick Duprey
Dispatch: Karen Farruggia
Gates: Patti Hammond & Donna Stein
Operations: Vince Farruggia
Risk Management: Steven Mayans
Sponsorship: Petey Glover
Transportation: Jan (J.J.) Wolfe


Paul Jamieson, Executive Director
Dianna Craven, Sales Director
Dan Goode, Event Director
Sharon Hoffman, Sales Manager
Brittany Melim, Event Coordinator
Megan Paty, Sponsorship Manager
Melissa Sullivan, Marketing Manager
Josh Weiner, Special Events Coordinator