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30A Songwriters Festival 2018

Looking for an excuse to get away to the beach in January? Attend the 9th annual 30A Songwriters Festival!



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What is the Songwriters Festival?

Every January, the 30A area hosts a unique event that features musical artists from around the world in various local venues. This year’s event, from January 12-15, will include 175 songwriters and over 225 performances in more than 25 South Walton locations. The Songwriters Production team works hard to transform local town halls, amphitheaters, bars, covered patios, restaurants and other outdoor/indoor areas into fun concert settings. The locations vary from intimate, like a bookstore hosting 25 people, to an outdoor amphitheater that can accommodate 5000 of your closest friends. As an added bonus, net proceeds benefit local arts.

“The 2018 Festival lineup is shaping up to be the best ever combination of Americana, Country, Folk, Alternative and Blues songwriters” says Russell Carter, Festival Co-Producer. “The 30A Songwriters Festival is a unique cultural event like no other in this area. The Festival brings together nearly every South Walton community and many businesses to showcase our home as a destination not only for its beautiful beaches but also for its musical and creative excellence, which is the purpose of the Cultural Arts Alliance,” says Jennifer Steele, the Executive Director and Festival Co-Producer. “The Festival is critical to the mission of the Cultural Arts Alliance and by far our biggest fundraiser. 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds go back into our non-profit and enable the CAA to continue to be a champion for the arts in Walton County.”

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What artists are featured this year?

A full list of participating artists can be found on the 30A Songwriters website, but a few notables are Anne Wilson of Heart, Kathy Mattea, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Paul Thorn, Ed Roland of Collective Soul with his Sweet Tea Project, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, The Zombies, Patty Griffin, Lee Ann Womack, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls, and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum.


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What kind of tickets are available?

There are several options for event tickets. One can purchase a basic Weekend Pass that allows you to all venues, or you can upgrade your tickets to include food/drinks, premier seating and even yoga! Tickets sell out fast, so book now if you are interested.

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