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Highway 30A Songwriters Festival Brings Stars to the Beach

by S. Lynne on November 2nd, 2018

30A Songwriters Festival venue, Hibiscus Coffee and GuesthouseJason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, and Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals head the exciting lineup of more than 175 performers participating in the 2019 Highway 30A Songwriters Festival. Scheduled for January 18–21, the star-studded event also features 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, and Radney Foster. The concerts will be held in more than 25 venues, large and small, along scenic Highway 30A.

“Jennifer Steele (Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County executive director and festival co-producer) and I are excited to present the 10th annual 30A Songwriters Festival in January 2019,” said festival co-producer Russell Carter. “We look forward to sharing another unique weekend of music with you all!”

Other featured artists for this year’s festival include Steve Poltz, Bob Schneider, David Ryan Harris, Kim Richey, Hayes Carll, Liz Longley, Drivin N Cryin, Emerson Hart (Tonic), Chris Stamey and Peter Holsappple (The DB’s), John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band), Griffin House, Charlie Mars, Willie Sugarcapps, Lauren Morrow of the Whiskey Gentry, the Mulligan Brothers, Amy Lavere and Will Sexton, Robby Hecht, Tommy Womack, and Farewell Angelina.

Teaming up again in 2019 with NPR’s Folk Alley on the syndicated Folk Alley Radio Show, the festival will have its sessions archived at folkalley.com. And returning as a sponsor of the popular showcase series at the Lake House in WaterColor is ASCAP. Featured ASCAP songwriters are Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Members  Craig Wiseman and Allen Shamblin, Jaren Johnson, Jeremy Stover, Ryan Griffin, Sarah Allison Turner, Clare Dunn, The Sisterhood (Alyssa Bonagura and Ruby Stewart), Dave Berg, Tony Lane, Corey Crowder, and Jordan Schmidt.

Proceeds from the Highway 30A Songwriters Festival benefit the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. According to Steele, the songwriters festival is the alliance’s largest fundraiser. “One hundred percent of the festival’s net proceeds go back into our non-profit and enable the CAA to continue to be a champion for the arts in Walton County,” she said. Weekend passes for the Highway 30A Songwriters Festival cost $280 per person. Order tickets and find more information online at the festival Website.

Places To Stay During the 30A Songwriters Festival

Need a place to stay in the area? Just click on our links at Highway 30A Vacation Rentals for details on hotels, condos, and houses offering everything you and your family need for a perfect winter stay at the beach. Many of these rentals can be booked online directly from our Website with no added fees! And make sure you check out the specials – some property management companies offer discounted rates and package deals for festival-goers.

Graham Nash and Chris Stills perform at the 2015 festival. Photo by Dawn Chapman Whitty.

Graham Nash and Chris Stills perform at the 2015 30A Songwriters Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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