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2022 30A Songwriters Festival

Friday, January 14 - Monday, January 17, 2022​


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Greeting Festival Supporters!

We are very happy to announce our return to a live and in-person 30A Songwriters Festival in 2022, continuing our annual fundraiser for the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. As you know, we were forced to cancel last year due to pandemic conditions. We organized a fun virtual concert for 2021 with performances from an amazing group of artists, but we're eager to once again produce a live festival as we have done consistently every MLK holiday weekend for over a dozen years. The 13th annual 30A Songwriters Festival will be held January 14-17, 2022 along scenic Highway 30A on the Northwest Florida panhandle.

We are opening up ticket sales today at an early bird discount price throughout this extended holiday weekend especially for you - everyone who has bought tickets for and attended any of the past twelve 30A Songwriters Festivals. This is your opportunity to purchase tickets at the lowest possible price before next week when the promotion ends and we announce the initial list of headliners.

We've worked hard and assembled an exceptional group of artists for 2022 and the lineup will continue to expand throughout the summer! We can't wait for you to see it.

Have a great 4th of July weekend and get ready to receive announcements, 30A Songwriters Festival Spotify list primers, photos, and profiles for all of our 2022 artists.

Cheers once again to live music on 30A in January 2022,

Russell & Jennifer

 

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We are very pleased to announce the initial round of confirmed artists for the 13th Annual 2022 30A Songwriters Festival!

Headliners will feature iconic artists BROTHERS OF A FEATHER feat. CHRIS & RICH ROBINSON OF THE BLACK CROWES, DAWES, MAVIS STAPLES, JENNY LEWIS, EMMYLOU HARRIS, and RICKIE LEE JONES.

Dueling rockstar brothers Chris and Rich Robinson formed The Black Crowes in 1984, penning several hit songs and becoming renowned on the live music circuit all before the age of 23. But over a storied career that saw the release of eight studio albums, four live albums, and over 35 million records sold, the brothers continuously butted heads, calling it quits forever in 2013; each brother vowed to never play or speak again. This January, Chris and Rich will reunite on the mainstage at Grand Boulevard as Brothers of a Feather, an acoustic duo, and perform their classic hits from “She Talks to Angels” and “Twice as Hard” to “Remedy.”

Mavis Staples is the kind of once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate. She’s both a Blues and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer; a civil rights icon; a Grammy Award winner; a chart-topping soul/gospel/R&B pioneer; a National Arts Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient; and a Kennedy Center honoree. She’s collaborated with everyone from Prince to Bob Dylan. A legendary live performer, she will treat the 30A audience to a string of The Staples Singers' classics in addition to selections from her recent trio of acclaimed albums made with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.

Dawes will showcase songs from their latest critically acclaimed album Good Luck With Whatever (recorded at the historic RCA studios in Nashville Tennessee with six time Grammy award winning producer Dave Cobb). The Los Angeles based group is one of the finest new folk rock bands of the modern era—just ask their forebears. Studio collaborators include Jackson Browne and Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers). Signature songs “Time Spent in Los Angeles” and “All Your Favorite Bands” evoke a classic Laurel Canyon sound for the new millennia.

Jenny Lewis established herself as indie rock royalty as the frontwoman of Rilo Kiley, but as a solo artist she’s blossomed into a singular, contemporary singer-songwriter. The New York Times calls her “a stylish performer who defies genre and salts her songs with a sly and off-kilter intelligence.” Her latest record On the Line features performances from Ringo Starr, Beck, and Don Was (The Rolling Stones).

Emmylou Harris returns to serenade the 30A mainstage with her incomparably expressive voice and eloquent, straightforward songs that first shook up country radio in the 1970s and cemented her as the premiere songwriter of a generation selling more than 15 million records and garnering 14 Grammy Awards, three CMA Awards, and four Americana Awards in the process.

Rickie Lee Jones will make her 30A debut fresh off the release of her memoir Last Chance Texaco, released in the spring of 2021. Her chronicles are “as rich and colorful as Jones’s best lyrics,” writes The New York Times. The two-time Grammy winner, known for her haunting voice that ranges from deep yearning to late-night sultry, first appeared on the Los Angeles scene in the mid-1970s penning instant classics like “Chuck E.'s In Love,” “Danny’s All-Star Joint,” and the pivotal breakup album Pirates.

Returning to perform two shows each throughout the weekend are songwriting legends AMY GRANT, RODNEY CROWELL, PATTY GRIFFIN, STEVE EARLE, JOHN PAUL WHITE (The Civil Wars), and SHAWN MULLINS!

OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS WE WILL ANNOUNCE OVER 150 NEWLY CONFIRMED ARTISTS TO ROUND OUT THE 2022 LINEUP

Today we announce with pleasure: Dar Williams, Marc Broussard, Carlene Carter, Robyn Hitchcock, Sierra Hull, James McMurtry, Liz Longley, Dan Navarro, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Jeffrey Steele, Kalen & Aslyn, Peter Bradley Adams, Kyshona Armstrong, Jeff Black, Mary Gauthier, Alex Guthrie, Toby Lightman, Charlie Mars, Michael McDermott, Leigh Nash, Abe Partridge, Alice Peacock, Darden Smith, J Barnaby Bright, Meaghan Farrell, Jesse Terry, The Young Fables, and many more!
 

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We are very pleased to announce the initial round of confirmed artists for the 13th Annual 2022 30A Songwriters Festival!

Tickets are on sale now at 30ASongwritersFestival.com

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We are very pleased to announce the initial round of confirmed artists for the 13th Annual 2022 30A Songwriters Festival!

Tickets are on sale now at 30ASongwritersFestival.com

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I notice that Weekend Pass is "first come, first serve" basis. Has any previous attendees had any problems getting into venues? What's the general experience on this event?
 

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I notice that Weekend Pass is "first come, first serve" basis. Has any previous attendees had any problems getting into venues? What's the general experience on this event?
You're kidding right? General admission is a gamble to see some acts.
 

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We are thrilled to announce our next round of confirmed artists for the 13th Annual 2022 30A Songwriters Festival!

Adding to our growing list of headliners: Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Madison Cunningham, Todd Snider, Kim Richey, Tommy Stinson (The Replacements), & Adia Victoria!

Additional artists include: Chuck Prophet, Lera Lynn, Paul Thorne, and Allison Moorer!

John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band), Will Hoge, Hayes Carll, Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters, RB Morris, Tim Easton, Bob Schneider, Crys Matthews, Eliot Bronson, Heather Mae, Amy Speace, Pat McGee, Alexa Rose, Steve Poltz, Levi Lowrey, Wyatt Durrette (Yesterday's Wine), Krickets, Davin McCoy, The Bittersweets, and many more!
 

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For the past 12 years, the 30A Songwriters Festival has attracted thousands of die-hard live music fans from around the country to hear original songwriters spanning many genres of music perform their songs. The beach resort towns along Highway 30A on the Gulf of Mexico feature 30 venues presenting over 230 songwriters and 300+ solo, band and in-the-round performances throughout the weekend of January 14 – 17, 2022.

Festival weekend passes are going fast!
Grab yours today: 30aSongwritersFestival.com

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30A Fest

TICKETS CLOSE TO SELL OUT FOR 30A FEST

Only a few General Admission weekend passes remain! Don't wait, get your 30A Songwriters Festival tickets today!! As a reminder, CAA members receive a 10% discount** off a select number of weekend passes and admission to an exclusive performance on Wednesday, January 12th, space permitting - reservations required.

Looking for other ways to get involved? The CAA is seeking individuals/private homeowners who would like to be a part of the 30A Songwriters Festival Artist Host Program. This program is for homes, apartments, condos, or carriage houses owned by individuals only. Learn more here.

We're still accepting applications for those interested in volunteering for the festival scheduled for January 14 - 17! All volunteers (returning and new) must complete an application which can be accessed here.
 
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