The 30A Songwriters Festival will heat up Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A, January 18-20, 2013, where writers who perform their own music and performers who write their own songs meet for a weekend of soulful melodies, powerful vocals and compelling lyrics throughout the northwest Florida beach neighborhoods of South Walton.
The festival will feature more than 125 songwriters and 200 musical performances. Confirmed artists include Lucinda Williams, Shawn Mullins, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jeffrey Steele, Nanci Griffith, Suzanne Vega, Fastball, Will Kimbrough, Tift Merritt, Allison Moorer, Charlie Mars, Eliza Gilkyson, Freedy Johnston, Randall Bramblett, Chuck Cannon, The Shadowboxers, Melissa Ferrick, Joe Leathers, Kyle Jacobs, Kim Richey, Gretchen Peters, Brigitte DeMeyer, Pete Sallis, Alan Rhody, Jerry Salley, Tommy Womack, Vicki Peterson, Susan Cowsill, Chas Sandford, Bill Mallonee, Donnie Sundal / Boukou Groove, Shannon Whitworth, Tommy Talton, Grayson Capps, Cory Chisel, Ray Bonneville, Webb Wilder, Don Dixon & Marti Jones, DeAnna Cox, Ruston Kelly, Jeff Black, The Quaildogs, Hope Cassity, Geoff McBride, Daphne Willis, Reed Waddle, David Berkeley, Davin McCoy, David Olney, Brian White & Karyn Williams, Bobby Houck of the Blue Dogs, Phillip Lammonds, Cooper Carter & the Royal Senders, Wesley Cook, Parker & Parker, Boxtop Jenkins, Mike Whitty, Jeep Rosenberg, Jonathan Singleton, Jon Nite, Tony Lane, Jaren Johnston, Andrew Combs, The Blue Ribbon Healers, Sterling Fletcher, Kyle LaMonica, Dannica Lowery, Diane Durrett, Eliot Bronson, Gabriel Kelley, Humming House, Jill Andrews, Kellin Watson, Kelsey Anna, Ashleigh Flynn, Max McCann, Steve Bogard, Hannah Thomas, The Owsley Brothers, Seth and May, Jessica Cayne, Julia Othmer, Kaydi Johnson, von Grey, Chris Alvarado, The Saint John’s, Rebecca Pronsky, Abigail Rose, Holly Renee Allen, Hannah Miller, Megan Redmond and Brooke Annibale. Venues range from unique listening rooms to spacious outdoor amphitheaters. Each location is distinguished by its own individual vibe, ambiance, and musically-inspired stage artwork, and is situated amid the brilliant white sand beaches, turquoise waters and stunning architecture of Highway 30A. The Festival is produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and is presented by Visit South Walton.
Festival weekend passes are now available for $165 and can be purchased at www.30asongwritersfestival.com, at the Cultural Arts Alliance office and at Central Square Records in Seaside. Net proceeds from the 30A Songwriters Festival benefit the CAA and members of the CAA will receive an additional 10% off weekend passes. Call (850) 622-5970 to become a member and take advantage of the discount.