Tampa is certainly accustomed to tropical storms during this time of year. However, organizers of Sunset Music Festival, a two-day Disco Donnie-produced event, couldn’t have expected that they’d be forced to cancel their annual Memorial Day Weekend extravaganza.
Tampa Sports Authority, in conjunction with the Tampa Police Department and Tampa Fire & Rescue, officially issued the decision as heavy rains and high winds threatened crowd safety. While the decision to cancel the entire second day of the festival was completely out of SMF’s hands, refunds are being issued to attendees soon. In addition, a tropical storm warning has just been issued for the Tampa area.
Scheduled headliners for 2018 included REZZ, Marshmello, Excision, and 3LAU.
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Dear SMF Community, Due to forecasted heavy rains and high winds associated with Tropical Storm Alberto, we are sad to announce the second day of Sunset Music Festival 2018 (Sunday, May 27, 2018) has been cancelled. This decision to cancel was made by the Tampa Sports Authority, in conjunction with the Tampa Police Department and Tampa Fire Rescue, and was based on the fact Sunday’s weather poses a serious risk to the health, safety and welfare of Sunset Music Festival attendees. Additionally, a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the Tampa area and Florida’s Governor Scott has declared a State of Emergency. The safety of our attendees, staff, artists, partners and community is always our number one priority. SMF will release detailed instructions on the refund policy and process as soon as possible at SMFtampa.com. We are truly saddened by this decision, however, your safety is our number one priority. We hope to see you next year for SMF 2019. The SMF Team