For the past 12 years, the 30A Songwriters Festival has attracted thousands of die-hard live music fans from around the country to our area to hear original songwriters spanning many genres of music perform their songs. Highway 30A features 30 venues presenting over 230 songwriters and 300+ solo, band and in-the-round performances throughout the weekend of January 14 – 17. 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 750 seats indoors and 6,000 outdoors.
The Festival is celebrating its 13th year with performances on the main stage at presenting partner Grand Boulevard’s Town Center in Miramar Beach with headline performances by renowned artists Brothers of a Feather (Feat. Chris & Rich Robinson Of The Black Crowes), Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, Dawes and Jenny Lewis.
Amy Grant and Ricki Lee Jones will be performing for the first time. Returning to perform two shows each throughout the weekend are songwriting legends Rodney Crowell, Patty Griffin, Steve Earle, John Paul White (The Civil Wars), Gary Louris (Jayhawks), Shawn Mullins and Dar Williams!
Additional artists include 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, Todd Snider, Madison Cunningham, Kim Richey, James McMurtry, Tommy Stinson (The Replacements), Adia Victoria, Will Hoge, Hayes Carll, Chris Stamey & Peter Holsapple (The dB’s), Chuck Prophet, Lera Lynn, Paul Thorn, Allison Moorer, Tim Easton, Bob Schneider, John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band), Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters, RB Morris, AJ Ghent, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Leslie Mendelson, Jeffrey Steele, Annie Mack, Kalen & Aslyn, Peter Bradley Adams, Kyshona Armstrong, Jeff Black, Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters, Brittney Spencer, 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, Crys Matthews, Eliot Bronson, Heather Mae, Amy Speace, Pat McGee, Alexa Rose, Levi Lowrey, Wyatt Durrette (Yesterday’s Wine), Krickets, Davin McCoy, The Bittersweets, Robbie Hecht, Seth Walker, Randall Bramblett, Web Wilder, Peter Karp, Max Gomez, Max McCann and many more!
“2022 marks the 13th year of producing the 30A Songwriters Festival. It began as a small event and grew quickly into a premier one-of-a kind musical showcase for world-class songwriters.,” says Russell Carter, President of Russell Carter Artist Management and Festival Co-Producer. “From the start, the Festival has been a benefit for the local nonprofit Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County.” Russell points out that “this year — 2022 — we celebrate a New Morning. In honor of this theme, select musicians will showcase Bob Dylan’s classic album, New Morning, performing all of the songs in the original album sequence.”
“Anticipation for the 2022 30A Songwriters Festival is dramatically stronger than ever after 15 months of postponed shows due to the pandemic,” says Cultural Arts Alliance Executive Director and Festival Co-Producer Jennifer Steele. “The Cultural Arts Alliance has been instrumental in establishing a rich and rewarding culture of creativity that enhances our community’s quality of life, and we are eager to re-engage in person with our wonderful music enthusiasts, both fans and performers from all over the country, in support of the Arts.”
For a complete artist lineup, visit 30aSongwritersFestival.com. Tickets https://www.freshtix.com/events/2022-30asongwritersfestival.