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What: 30A Songwriters Festival
When: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 12:00 am to 11:45 pm
Where: 30AFest Headquarters @ WaterColor Inn

The 11th annual 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL is set for January 17-20 2020. The festival, held in venues along Scenic Highway 30A in Florida's South Walton County, is the perfect mix of cool beach weather and red-hot music on MLK holiday weekend each year. More than 175 artists perform in this truly wonderful weekend of music.  Artists will perform multitudes of live performances in intimate venues and large amphitheaters throughout South Walton. Tickets on sale at 30asongwritersfestival.com.

The 30A Songwriters Festival production team transforms amphitheaters, town halls, restaurants, theaters, bars and covered patios into unique music venues ranging in capacity from 75 to 500 seats indoors and 5,000 outdoors. Net proceeds from the 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL benefit the CAA and help it to fulfill its mission to advance the arts throughout Walton County. For more information please visit www.30asongwritersfestival.com

We are very pleased to announce the initial round of confirmed artists for the 11th Annual 2020 30A Songwriters Festival. Headliners at Grand Boulevard on Saturday, January 18th will feature iconic artists John Prine, Indigo Girls and Tanya Tucker and on Sunday, January 19th, the legendary Brian Wilson, Don McLean and Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone will perform.

Brian Wilson will perform with his heralded 9 piece band and recreate his most beloved and sophisticated productions (including early Beach Boys’ hits “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun Fun Fun,” “Warmth of the Sun,” and Pet Sound s classics “Wouldn't It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” “Good Vibrations”) live at Grand Boulevard. Indigo Girlshave just completed their new studio album entitled Look Long, recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studio in the UK. Produced by John Reynolds and scheduled for release early 2020, they will introduce new songs from the much anticipated album at 30A in January. John Prine returns with his band by strong and insistent popular demand. Tanya Tucker will showcase new songs from her acclaimed new album While I’m Livin (produced by Shooter Jennings and Brandi Carlile) and will sing “Delta Dawn” and other classic hits. On the headline stage Sunday, Don McLean will perform hits spanning three decades. The RIAA and the National Endowment of the Arts named “American Pie” a top 5 song of the century with “Over the Rainbow”, “This Land is Your Land”, “Respect” and “White Christmas.” Hailing from Manchester England, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noonedistinguished himself as the youngest musician of the British Invasion to break big in the U.S. His legacy - eight gold singles, fifty-two million records sold, hundreds of TV appearances and a Broadway play.

Confirmed prominent songwriters performing two shows each throughout the weekend include: Dan Wilson (Semisonic), Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Mindy Smith, Todd Snider, Elizabeth Cook, Birds of Chicago, Sierra Hull, James McMurtry, Carlene Carter, Shawn Mullins, Nikki Lane, Matthew Sweet, Mary Gauthier, Chastity Brown, Hayes Carll, Gretchen Peters, Will Hoge, Marc Broussard, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Darrell Scott, Chely Wright, Over the Rhine, Jeffrey Steele, Pat McGee Band, Amy LaVere, Livingston Taylor, Paul Thorn, John Fullbright, Steve Poltz, The Secret Sisters, Robyn Hitchcock, Miles Zuniga & Tony Scalzo (Fastball), Ken Block & Drew Copeland (Sister Hazel), Aaron Lee Tasjan, Lindsay Lou, Radney Foster, Bob Schneider, Allison Moorer, David Ryan Harris (John Mayer band), Dan Bern, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, Amy Ray (solo), Emily Saliers (solo), Robert Ellis, Jonny Fritz, The Honey Dewdrops, Grant-Lee Phillips, Griffin House, Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey (dBs), Chris Stills, Amy Rigby, Abe Partridge, Liz Brasher and AJ Ghent.

Additional artists now confirmed and performing are John Driskell Hopkins, Cliff Eberhardt, Dan Navarro, Cooper Carter and the Royal Senders, Kyshona Armstrong, Kim Richey, Scott Miller, Levi Lowrey, Pat Byrne, Peter Karp, Mac Powell, Marti Jones & Don Dixon, Stephen Kellogg, Will Kimbrough, Erin McKeown, Balderdash, Ltd., Nora Jane Struthers, Daphne Willis, The Tall Pines, Kristy Lee, Louise Mosrie, Chasing Lovely, Peter Bradley Adams, Alexa Rose, Jeff Black, Randall Bramblett, Eliot Bronson, Grayson Capps, Kyle Jacobs, Matinee Idols, Jennifer Knapp, Joe Leathers, Liz Longley, Phil Madeira, Charlie Mars, Michael McDermott, Billy Montana, Sarah Potenza, Amilia K Spicer, Sugarcane Jane, The Talbott Brothers, Michael Tolcher, Brian White, Karyn Williams, Noah Zacharin, Raye Zaragoza, Adam Hood, Heather Maloney, Ross Newell, David Olney, Dan Rodriguez, Dave Rowe, Mary Bragg, Kevin Gordon, Robby Hecht, Jerry Joseph, Millie McGuire, Amy Speace, Becky Warren, Paul Burch, Wyatt Durette, Diane Durrett, Lindsey Lomis, Emily Scott Robinson, Chris Alvarado, The Bittersweets, Misty Boyce, Cat Carter, Wyatt Edmondson, Dave Franklin, Tom Gray, Emily Hackett, Heather Lynne Horton, Shannon LaBrie, Jeremy Lister, The Mosleys, Chuck Cannon, Gurufish, Alex Guthrie, Molly Parden, Sarah Peacock, Gretchen Pleuss, Sam Rae, Cat Ridgeway, Mando Saenz, Chas Sandford, Bradley Cole Smith, Molly Stevens, Trisha Ivy, Kate Vargas, Webb Wilder, Tommy Womack, Kyle LaMonica, Nicole Chillemi, Boukou Groove, Donnie Sundal, Michelle Malone, the Sundogs, Jennifer Lynn Simpson and Drew Tillman.


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The 30A Songwriters Festival is a unique cultural event bringing together nearly every South Walton community and many businesses to showcase Walton County as a destination not only for its beautiful beaches but also for its creative excellence. The multi-day music festival occurs annually in January over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. 100% of the Festival's net proceeds benefit the CAA and enable them to continue to be a champion for the arts in Walton County. For more information on the 30A Songwriters Festival, including announcements of artists, venues, and ticket information, visit www.30asongwritersfestival.com.  


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