30A Songwriters Festival
The 5th annual 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL--set for January 17, 18 and 19, 2014--has announced the initial line-up for the 2014 celebration of singers and songs. Taking place at venues along Florida’s scenic Highway 30A and the northwest resort neighborhoods of South Walton, the event will feature performances from such esteemed artists as Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Loudon Wainwright III, Ani DiFranco, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Richard Thompson, Shawn Mullins, John Oates, Rusty Young (Poco), Jonathan Edwards, Craig Fuller (Pure Prairie League), John Gorka, Mary Gauthier, James McMurtry, Bob Schneider, Glenn Phillips Band, Matthew Sweet, Jeffrey Steele, Jim Lauderdale and Tinsley Ellis, with more to be announced in the coming months.
In 2014, the event will feature 150 songwriters and over 200 performancesat more than 25 venues along Highway 30A in beach communities including WaterColor, WaterSound, Alys Beach, Gulf Place, Rosemary Beach, Grayton Beach, Seacrest and Seaside, all set against the brilliant white sand beaches,turquoise waters and stunning architecture of Highway 30A. Each year, the festival line-up highlights songwriting from a variety of musical styles ranging from folk and country to rock and blues.
See complete lineup and artist bios on the 30A Songwriters Festival website.
The 30A Songwriters Festival has gotten bigger and better every year. And more popular with more locals and visitors who snap up tickets - they sell out so don't wait, get yours now! A weekend pass is $180, then $190 starting Jan 9.
Take a look at some individual performances and compilations from past 30A Songwriters Festivals on the SoWal Youtube Channel.