Blog - Celebrating Songwriters on 30A
With 175 artists and 225 performances, the 9th annual 30A Songwriters Festival has become a must-do event for locals and travelers alike. It will all take place January 12-15, 2018 in multiple venues throughout Scenic 30A, celebrating singers and songs. The Festival’s line-up for 2017 will feature headline performances from esteemed artists Emmylou Harris, Ann Wilson of Heart, Steve Earle, The Zombies, Emily Sailers (of Indigo Girls), Patty Griffin, Lee Ann Womack, Shawn Mullins and more.
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Also confirmed on the main stage are North Mississippi Allstars, Paul Thorn, Ed Rollan (of Collective Soul), Kathy Mattea, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, Robyn Hitchcock, ), Charles Kelley (of Lady Antebellum), Aaron Lee Tasjan, Ed Roland, Ruthie Foster, Mary Gauthier. Along with these stand outs, there are 175 more stellar songwriters who will perform in venues all along 30A.
Additions to the 2018 lineup include John Driskell Hopkins, Bob Schneider, The Secret Sisters, Webb Wilder, Bonnie Bishop, Seth Walker, Elise Davis, Kevn Kinney, Daphne Willis, Tommy Talton, Sugarcane Jane, The Mulligan Brothers, Adron, Tom Gray, Liz Longley, Grayson Capps, Chastity Brown, Gurufish, Caroline Spence, The Mastersons, Vanessa Peters, The Tall Pines, Michigan Rattlers, Cooper Carter, Chasing Lovely, The Ormewoods, Silver Alchemy, Tamara Stewart, Patterson Barrett, Carly Burruss, Ian Fitzgerald, Leah Calvert, Chris Alvarado, Sera Cahoone, Clarence Bucaro, The Mosleys, Mando Saenz, ESOEBO, and The Wide Open.
“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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