Each year in South Walton one of the most highly anticipated event weekends is the 30A Songwriters Festival, a multi-day music festival featuring over 250 musical performances held in venues from intimate to large scale outdoor amphitheaters over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend. Now in its 10th year, the festival is produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and Russell Carter Artist Management.
Known for showcasing exceptional talent, past 30A Songwriters Festival headliners have included John Prine, Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Leon Russell, Lucinda Williams, Indigo Girls, Richard Thompson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jason Isbell and Grace Potter. In addition to high profile artists, up and coming musicians, acclaimed songwriters and local artists are also included in the robust line-up. Performances are designed to allow artists to share stories, songs and perspectives in a conversational and comfortable environment.
Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles described the 2011 event as “a series of magical moments unfolding over the course of the long weekend – old friends reuniting, new friendships being born…Large audiences and performers enjoying days and nights of music, storytelling both poignant and humorous, spontaneous jams, Southern hospitality, delicious food and wine.”
With musical styles ranging from folk and country to rock and alternative, there’s something for everyone at this magical musical weekend set amongst the backdrop of the beautiful 30A beaches. With tickets frequently selling out, make plans now to attend this popular and unique South Walton festival.
This year’s lineup includes: Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, and Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals and his full band, Patty Griffin, Steve Earle, Gregory Alan Isakov, Suzy Bogguss, Amanda Shires, Shawn Mullins, Livingston Taylor, John Fullbright, The Secret Sisters, Robyn Hitchcock, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Chely Wright, The War And Treaty, Radney Foster and many more!