With the longer days and extra sunshine come bands and fans from across the country lining up for one of Florida's several spring music festivals.
New this year is Big Guava Music Festival, May 2-4, in Tampa, an event indie music lovers have been buzzing about since the lineup was announced in January.
That same weekend is Sunfest in West Palm Beach, which runs from April 30 – May 4.
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Concertgoers can expect a more eclectic mix of music ranging from pop to grunge to ska to electronic to hip-hop. But SunFest isn't just about the music. Attendees will also have opportunities to attend juried art shows, watch fireworks and party with Captain Morgan's crew.
Get your sunscreen and crop tops ready, because the Sunshine State will be flooded with music festivals this summer.
April 24 - 26: Florida Music Festival and Conference, Orlando. More than 150 bands will play at Wall Street Plaza during this three-day festival with Less Than Jake headlining Friday night. Three-day passes are $15. floridamusicfestival.com
April 26 - 27: Welcome to Rockville Festival, Jacksonville. Thirty bands will rock out over the course of two days at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville. Korn, Rob Zombie and Avenged Sevenfold will be headlining. General admission tickets are $59.50 for a one-day pass or $109.50 for a two-day pass. welcometorockvillefestival.com
April 26: Fort Rock, Fort Myers. Fort Rock prides itself in being South Florida's biggest rock festival. Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie and more will all be packed into this single-day festival. General admission tickets are $54.50 each. fortrockfestival.com
April 30 - May 3: Suwanee River Jam, Live Oak. Another music festival will be coming to Live Oak to kick off the month of May. This time, country musicians Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford, Montgomery Gentry and more will be wooing fans. General admission tickets are $90 for all four days, with discounts available for seniors, children and students. suwanneeriverjam.com
April 30 - May 4: SunFest, West Palm Beach. Major names likes Kid Rock and Robin Thicke will be headlining this annual waterfront festival, complete with parties and contests. Advance tickets for a one-day pass are $30 each, or $49 for a two-day pass and $61 for a five-day pass. sunfest.com
May 2 - 4: Big Guava Music Festival, Tampa. Indie darlings like Vampire Weekend, Foster the People and Tegan and Sara will be gathering in Tampa for this inaugural music festival that's set to impress. Single day tickets are $65 each or a three-day pass can be purchased for $165. bigguavafest.com
May 9 - 11: Purple Hatter's Ball, Live Oak. This festival sports a different vibe, with just as much emphasis on yoga, massage and hula hooping as there will be on the music. An advance weekend ticket is $85. rachelmorningstarfoundation.org
May 15 - 18: Orange Blossom Jamboree, Brooksville. Entertainment of all kinds will be available at this one-of-a-kind festival. Prepare to see fire performers, drum circles and workshops alongside music and art at Sertoma Ranch. Three-day passes cost $60 each, or a four-day pass is available for $75. orangeblossomjamboree.com
Aug. 29 - 31: Gulf Coast Jam, Panama City Beach. Gates open at 3 p.m. for this "Country on the Coast" festival and music runs late into the night. Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Dierks Bentley are set to headline. Three-day general admission tickets start at $109. www.gulfcoastjam.com