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The 67th Sun Fun Festival

Sun Fun returns to Plyler Park May 5 – 7, 2023!

2019 Highlights

Events and Entertainment

Trial By Fire Tribute to Journey

Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

In 1996, arena rock superstars Journey put the band back together to record their tenth studio album, Trial by Fire. Shortly after the release of this reunion album lead singer and signature voice, Steve Perry injured himself while training for what was to be a high energy road show. With Steve Perry unable to perform, the Trial by Fire tour became “the tour that never happened”.   Imagine if Steve Perry had never injured himself on that fateful day. What would the Trial by Fire tour look like?

Flash forward to the present. TRIAL BY FIRE is born out of the hearts of five seasoned North Carolina – based musicians who have decided to answer that question. It is their vision to bring that 1996 tour to Journey fans across the country; to embrace the sound and visuals of the Steve Perry era of Journey.

Sun Fun Parade

Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

Come watch the Sun Fun Parade as it travels from 8th Avenue North to 16th Avenue North on Ocean Boulevard!

The Sun Fun Parade is FREE to enter! Fill out the entry form here and email it to, or fax it to 843.448.9236.

Cassette Rewind

Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m.

Born in the ‘80s and raised on radio, CASSETTE REWIND are totally an authentic ‘80s experience. Valley girls, jocks, preppies, and nerds will have the time of their life when the DeLorean hits 88 mph and suddenly they’re at like, the most righteous party of the era. Feel the power of love when your bedroom boombox comes to life with captivating, dynamic performances of Prince, George Michael, Journey, Whitney Houston, and countless 1980s pop icons. Grab your Members Only jacket and put on your leg warmers because nothing’s gonna stop you now from getting footloose and singing along. Be kind, please CASSETTE REWIND.

Swingin' Medallions

Saturday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

The Swingin’ Medallions have been based out of the Greenwood South Carolina area, since the early 1960’s. The music most often associated with the band is beach music, frat rock, R&B, or shaggin’ music. Their hit song “Double Shot (of my Baby’s Love) became a million seller in 1966, and has been a party classic for college students for decades.

The members of the Swingin’ Medallions have changed over the past thirty years, but the high energy party style stage performance of the first Medallions has been passed down to the band that performs today.


The Tonez

Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m.

The Tonez are an 8-piece band dedicated to keeping crowds on their feet dancing and enjoying live music. With a growing mix of Oldies, Motown, Rock & Roll, Country, Funk, R&B, and Beach music, The Tonez are flexible to make each show fit any situation.
A Cammy Award Winning Group with a high-powered horn section, the Tonez feature seven vocalists, and every note of every performance is totally live – no recorded tracks.