30A Songwriters Festival Jan 13-15 UPDATES

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  1. Teresa

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    The 30A Songwriters Festival schedule is out: artist, venue and day. Celebrate music Jan 13-15 SouthWaltonFL

    Schedule: by artist & venue

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    2017 30A Songwriters Festival
    The 8th annual 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL will feature headline performances from esteemed artists JOHN PRINE, CHEAP TRICK, DR. JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS, and SHAWN COLVIN.

    Over the course of the weekend, the festival will feature performances by more than 175 songwriters in venues along coastal Florida's scenic Hwy 30A.

    Net proceeds from the 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL benefit the Cultural Arts Alliance and help it to fulfill its mission to support the arts throughout Walton County.


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    Also confirmed on the main stage are Parker Millsap, Drivin N Cryin, and Amy LaVere. Featured artists in venues at night on 30A include John Fullbright, Over the Rhine, JoJo Hermann (Widespread Panic), Chely Wright, Murray Attaway (Guadalcanal Diary), Sarah Lee Guthrie, Matthew Sweet, Tom Gray (The Brains), Shawn Mullins, Peter Case, John Gorka, Nicole Witt, and Farewell Angelina.

    Among the total of 175 stellar songwriters who will perform and have distinguished themselves in bands and on pop charts in various genres of music are Emerson Hart (Tonic), David Ryan Harris (John Mayer band), David Hodges (Evanescence), Michelle Malone, Peter Holsapple (the dB's), Jeffrey Steele, Lari White, Ellis Paul, Chris Stills, Heather Maloney, Robby Hecht, Elise Davis, Caroline Spence, David Berkeley, Joe Leathers, Peter Karp, Webb Wilder, Jonathan Tyler, Cory Chisel, Robert Ellis, Jonny Fritz, Luther Dickenson, Charlie Mars, Griffin House, Michael McDermott, Dan Navarro, Dan Bern, Hailey Whitters, Sean McConnell, Trea Landon, Muscadine Bloodline, Jacob Powell, Eliot Bronson, Brigitte DeMeyer, Smokin’ Novas, Lilly Winwood, Ben Glover, Daphne Willis, Davin McCoy, Billy Montana, Kyle Jacobs, Callaghan, Don Dixon & Marti Jones, Cale Dodds, Logan Brill, Hannah Dasher, Derek George, Jaren Johnston, Josh Kear, Josh Kerr, Phil Madeira, Willis Alan Ramsey, Jimmy Robbins, Frank Rogers, Cole Taylor, Abe Stoklasa, Tommy Talton, Brian White & Karyn Williams, Willie Sugarcapps, Sugarcane Jane, Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough, Corky Hughes, Cooper Carter, Connor Garvey, Jemina & Selina, Hannah Thomas, Jonathan Mitchell, Courtyard Saints, Wyatt Edmondson, and ESOEBO.

    “The talent pool of songwriters is vast and prodigious” muses co-Producer Russell Carter. “As the years progress, it is exciting to broaden the horizon and present varied styles of music. It is with especial pride and excitement that we announce Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick to headline the Saturday afternoon stage with their highly melodic crunchy guitar pop songcraft. They will rock and reverberate Grand Boulevard to the eastern tip of 30A and back! The greatest purveyor of New Orleans music in its most unique and original form & 6- time Grammy winner joins us as well – Dr. John with both his Yamaha grand piano and the Nite Trippers. Grammy Award-winner and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame legend John Prine brings his love songs, his melancholy tales of life, his social commentary, and his humor to the stage on Sunday afternoon. We also welcome Shawn Colvin who was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award at the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards Show. Come early and catch rising star Parker Millsap on his way to fame and fortune rounding out the bill of superlative songwriters.

    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. Festival weekend passes are now available for $265 and can be purchased at www.30asongwritersfestival.com, and locally in South Walton at the Cultural Arts Alliance office and at Central Square Records in Seaside.

    “All of our patrons and performers have come to anticipate with pure excitement the 30A Songwriters Festival for the unparalleled scope of music performances, the annual tradition with friends, the food, beer and wine and the amazing accommodations on the Gulf of Mexico,” says Cultural Arts Alliance Executive Director Jennifer Steele. “Keep in mind that the Festival is by far the biggest fundraiser for the CAA,” for which she co-produces the event. “100% of the net proceeds from the Festival go to our non profit and enable the CAA to fund all that it does throughout the year to fulfill its mission to make Walton County a center for artistic and cultural excellence.”

    The 30A Songwriters Festival has once again teamed up with NPR's Folk Alley, a multi-media music service produced by WKSU. Folk Alley will be on site throughout the weekend interviewing artists and filming and recording performances in a home studio on 30A which will be aired on Live From Folk Alley's syndicated radio show and on their website and mobile app throughout the year.

    Venue partners for the festival include Grand Boulevard at Sandestin (stage sponsored by Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Centennial Bank, Inc.), AJ’s/Pandora's, Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, Fish Out of Water, 30Avenue, The Gathering Spot, The Boat House, The Lake House, Pizza Bar, Bud & Alley's, Seaside Meeting Hall, Central Square Records, Grayton Beer Company Taproom, 723 Whiskey Bravo, Old Florida Fish House, Havana Beach Bar & Grill at The Pearl, Caliza, Amavida, Vue on 30A, Rosemary Beach Town Hall, The Bay, Gulf Place, Cuvee 30A, Trebeaché, Chiringo, and Borago. Four course VIP dinners at Borago hosted by award-winning guest chefs are being offered on Friday and Saturday nights. Chef Ashley Christensen won a James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Southeast in 2014 and is currently the chef and owner of some of Raleigh, N.C.’s downtown restaurants including Poole’s Diner, Beasley’s Chicken + Honey, Chuck’s, and Fox Liquor Bar. Zeb Stevenson (formerly at Spice Market and The Livingston) is the chef at Atlanta’s esteemed Watershed on Peachtree. Both dinners will include wine pairings by Adam Caperton as well as special musical guests to be announced at a later date.

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    Box Office and Will-Call

    BOX OFFICE AT FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS - WATERCOLOR INN
    Wednesday, January 11 | 3pm – 7pm
    Thursday, January 12 | 10am – 10pm
    Friday, January 13 | 10am – 10pm
    Saturday, January 14 | Box office open at Grand Boulevard
    Sunday, January 15 | Box office open at Grand Boulevard

    MAIN STAGE BOX OFFICE - GRAND BOULEVARD
    585 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
    Kiosk at Grand Park (between Tommy Bahama and Cantina Laredo)

    Saturday, January 14 | 9am – 4pm
    Sunday, January 15 | 9am – 4pm

    TICKETS are on sale!

    Weekend passes
    VIP weekend passes
    VIP dinner at Borago Fri & Sat
    Grayton Beer Taproom Performance Sunday
    Saturday Yoga Rocks LakeHouse WaterColor Sat & Sun
    VIP packages with Car/Driver options

    Weekend passes are still available WHILE THEY LAST online HERE. You can order online for ultimate convenience or order over the phone at the CAA office and save on transaction fees at ( 850) 622-5970 (M-F, 8am-4pm central ), and locally at Central Square Records and the CAA office.

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    Volunteer and be part of the 30A Songwriters Festival TEAM!

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    30A Songwriters Festival TICKETS update:

    SOLD OUT of VIP weekend passes. Some regular weekend passes for sale so buy them now if you are planning on attending the Festival for the weekend. They will sell out SOON.

    DAY PASSES
    Now releasing a limited number of FULL-DAY PASSES (day/night), which are available online HERE.
    FRI day/night passes $100
    Day/night pass for FRIDAY only for access to all venues along Highway 30A on a first come first served basis.

    SAT day/night passes $125
    Day/night pass for SATURDAY only for access to the headline performances at Grand Boulevard featuring Matthew Sweet, Dr. John, and Cheap Trick as well as access to all venues along Highway 30A Saturday evening on a first come first served basis.

    SUN day/night passes $125
    Day/night pass for SUNDAY only for access to the headlining performances at Grand Boulevard featuring: Amy LaVere, Parker Millsap, Shawn Colvin, and John Prine as well as access to all venues along Highway 30A Sunday evening on a first come first served basis.

    SoWal Insider's Guide to 30A Songwriters Festival 2017 | SoWal.com

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    30A Songwriters Festival will feature a silent auction for two original, commemorative pieces created by local artists Chris Alvarado and Allison Wickey.

    Bid Online Now

    An Allison Wickey original large-format mixed media on canvas created in 2012 especially as a stage backdrop quickly became an audience favorite. The piece has been in demand for years, and now someone can have it for their very own. Chris Alvarado - songwriter, producer, musician, and Luthier - has created a custom 30A Songwriters Festival commemorative guitar to be auctioned. It is a gorgeous instrument handcrafted from Quilted Maple, Port Order Cedar and Brazilian Rosewood and features a custom sea turtle inlay.

    Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education. The CAA's vision is to make Walton County a destination for artistic and cultural excellence through which lives are enriched, economy is stimulated and community is strengthened.

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    Festival Headquarters: WaterColor Inn

    Whether you are picking up tickets or just passing by WaterColor, stop in at 30A Fest Headquarters on the ground floor of the WaterColor Inn to shop for some great Festival Gear. Also, see pop up shops by local artists and businesses. WaterColor Headquarters are open from now through Friday night. See below for hours:

    Wednesday, January 11 | 3pm – 7pm

    Thursday, January 12 | 10am – 10pm

    Friday, January 13 | 10am – 10pm

    Saturday, January 14 | Box office open at Grand Boulevard

    Sunday, January 15 | Box office open at Grand Boulevard
     
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    MONDAY HAIR OF THE DOG

    Back by popular demand and expanded - the Late Checkout Party on Monday from 11am-2pm. Stop by Borago and The Bay restaurants on 331 at the bridge and join everyone for great food and drinks and of course fantastic music. Lots of musicians, local and national, will hit it one last time: Elise Davis, Heather Maloney, Nikki Lane, Jonathan Tyler, Farewell Angelina, Mary Bragg, Lilly Winwood, Amy LaVere, Mike Whitty's Children of the Dirt Jam. no ticket needed

    Central Square Records
    in Seaside (above Sundog Books) has music all weekend open to the public!
     
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    PARKING UPDATE FOR 30AFEST!!!!!
    DUE TO THIS AWFUL CONSTRUCTION, OUR NEIGHBORS ARE STEPPING UP TO HELP..... HEATHER BENNETT FROM SOUTHERN SELF STORAGE SENT US HERE AT HIBISCUS COFFEE AND GUESTHOUSE, THIS AMAZING EMAIL ...

    Southern Self Storage at 230 Grayton Village Rd (the road just north of Sherwin Williams and the Berkshire Hathaway development). We have a giant white sign on the corner. Our property is at the end of the road back behind the houses. We have a HUGE parking lot. I do not mind if people need to park in my lot (this weekend only) for the 30A Songwriter's Festival if overflow parking is needed (no charge). Just make sure to let them know to have their cars out by Monday. They are parking at their own risk and remind them to lock their doors. I am happy to help out the neighborhood any way I can. If you need anything just let me know.
     
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    So proud to see Wyatt Edmondson on the list of invited Songwriters. Way to go Wyatt. Live the dream!!! STJ loves you and so does Grayton Park Hobbs. Wish we could have been there to cheer you on.
     

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