10th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival Initial Lineup

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.

Today the initial confirmed lineup was announced for the 10th annual 30A Songwriters Festival!


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


Aaron Lee Tasjan, Abe Partridge, Alex Guthrie, Allen Shamblin,  Amythyst Kiah, Becky Warren, Ben Glover, Billy Montana, Bob Schneider, Bradley Cole Smith, Brian Collins, Carly Burruss, Casey Kearney, Charlie Mars, Chas Sandford, Chris Alvarado, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, Dan Navarro, Daphne Willis, Dave Franklin, Davin McCoy, Drivin N Cryin, Eliot Bronson, Emerson Hart, Esoebo, Granville Automatic, Joe Leathers, Kevin Gordon, Mary Bragg, Michelle Malone, Pat Byrne, Robby Hecht, Sadler Vaden, Seth Walker, Wesley Cook and many more to be announced.



10.26.18 Press Release: 

The 30A Songwriters Festival has once again teamed up with NPR’s Folk Alley on the syndicated Folk Alley Radio Show. The Sessions from the 30A Songwriters Festival are archived as well at folkalley.com. ASCAP returns as a sponsor with its popular showcase series at the Lake House in WaterColor. Featured ASCAP songwriters are Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Members CRAIG WISEMAN and ALLEN SHAMBLIN together with 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.

The Festival is, as always, a benefit for the non-profit Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, which supports artists and non-profit cultural events and businesses throughout the county. 100% of the net proceeds from the event are paid to the CAA to help fund its annual budget. For the 10th annual event, a portion of these net proceeds will be donated to the Hurricane Michael relief efforts organized on behalf of the many who have suffered devastating losses along the Florida panhandle to the east of 30A. Our hearts go out to those who have lost so much and we ask all to join us in helping them out. Thank you all for your continued support!


About the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County
Net proceeds from the 30A Songwriters Festival benefit the CAA and help it to fulfill its mission to advance the arts throughout Walton County. The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, Inc. is the officially designated local arts agency that serves as an umbrella organization and supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education. The vision of the CAA is to be the catalyst for Walton County’s growth as a center for artistic and cultural excellence through which lives are enriched, the economy is stimulated and the community is strengthened. www.culturalartsalliance.com


About Russell Carter Artist Management
Russell Carter Artist Management is a full-service artist management firm that has worked with national recording artists since 1990. Prior to forming RCAM, Russell Carter practiced entertainment law in Atlanta for ten years. RCAM books and promotes the 30A Songwriters Festival and co-produces it together with the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton Count. and books and promotes the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival in Alpharetta, GA in conjunction with the City of Alpharetta


About Presenting Sponsor Grand Boulevard at Sandestin
Grand Boulevard at Sandestin is the shop, dine, play and stay Town Center located on in the heart of South Walton, offering an array of shopping and dining venues, entertainment, events and lodging. Shop specialty retailers, enjoy great restaurants and Carmike’s Boulevard 10 Cinema. Two Marriott hotels are conveniently located within the Town Center. www.grandboulevard.com



With live performances happening in over 25 venues, ranging from intimate settings to large amphitheaters, the 30A Songwriters Festival offers something for everyone.

723 WHISKEY BRAVO 723 Whiskey Bravo features casual, coastal cuisine, creative cocktails, and amazing open-air rooftop seating. Community: Seagrove

AJ’S GRAYTON BEACH AJ’s Grayton Beach serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, featuring local seafood, fresh sushi and oak-fire-grilled steaks. Saturday and Sunday brunch includes a build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar. Community: Grayton Beach

AMAVIDA COFFEE ROSEMARY BEACH “Amavida” joins the Spanish words “amar” (love) and “vida” (life).

The name “Amavida” was adopted by our company after extensive soul searching to define who we are and what beliefs

BUD & ALLEY’S PIZZA BAR A seasonal Gulf-side pizzeria located in the iconic town of Seaside, FL. Community: Seaside Venue Type: Indoor

BUD & ALLEY’S Waterfront Restaurant and Rooftop Bar in Seaside, FL. Community: Seaside Venue Type: Outdoor

CALIZA Serving contemporary American cuisine in a relaxed, al fresco setting overlooking Caliza’s

stunning pool at Alys Beach. Community: Alys Beach Venue Type: Outdoor

CENTRAL SQUARE RECORDS 30-A’s Independent Record Store. Overlooking downtown Seaside, Florida. Community: Seaside Venue Type: Indoor

GRAND BOULEVARD Nestled amid Florida’s renowned stretch of pristine sugar-white beaches and gulf coast communities where the affluent both vacation and reside, Grand Boulevard is the premier destination where people of discerning tastes shop

GRAYTON BEER BREWPUB Grayton Beer Brewpub is a fully operational brewery, restaurant and bar open seven days a week for lunch and dinner beginning at 11:00AM daily. Conveniently located in the heart of Grayton

Grayton Beer Taproom Grayton Beer Company is a family owned and operated brewery on the Northwest Florida Coastline brewing classic, contemporary beers. Community: Santa Rosa Beach Venue Type: Indoor

HIBISCUS BACKYARD OF LOVE Hibiscus Coffee & Guest House is a fabulous breakfast cafe serving breakfast and brunch in Grayton Beach. The Backyard of Love is adjacent to the cafe. Community: Grayton Beach Venue

OLD FLORIDA FISH HOUSE Old Florida Fish House is a casual dining restaurant serving seafood, sushi & steaks located in the heart of Seagrove Beach along scenic highway 30A. This venue houses two stages

ROSEMARY BEACH TOWN HALL This beautiful indoor venue is located in the heart of Rosemary Beach along scenic highway 30A. Community: Rosemary Beach Venue Type: Indoor Venue

THE REP The REP is Northwest Florida’s premier professional theatre company along the Emerald Coast. Located on Scenic 30A in beautiful Seaside, Florida. Community: Seaside Venue Type: Indoor Venue

SHUNK GULLEY Shunk Gully is a Gulf view restaurant featuring classic coastal cuisine, stunning views and authentic southern hospitality. Community: Gulf Place Venue Type: Outdoor Venue

THE BAY The Bay is a family-friendly restaurant with mouth-watering Southern gulf coast cuisine, sushi, a 12-draft beer system, great wine selection and inventive cocktails. Community: Santa Rosa Beach Venue Type: Main Indoor

THE BOATHOUSE AT WATERCOLOR The BoatHouse is situated alongside Western Lake, just north of WaterColor‘s gorgeous Cerulean Park. Community: WaterColor Venue Type: Indoor

THE GATHERING SPOT AT WATERCOLOR INN The Gathering Spot and Sushi Bar at the WaterColor Inn is a great option for a casual lunch or dinner for the single traveler, the romantic escape, or…

GULLEY AMPHITHEATER AT GULF PLACE Live music venue within Gulf Place Town Center. The Gulf Place Town Center brings an eclectic collection of neighborhood shops and services to our growing community.

THE HUB The Hub is a gathering place for family and friends on beautiful Highway 30A on the Florida panhandle, with great restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. Community: Watersound Venue Type: Outdoor

THE LAKEHOUSE AT WATERCOLOR At WaterColor LakeHouse, the sky’s the limit in this breathtaking 3700 square foot lakeside venue with cedar-lined walls located in WaterColor Resort. Community: WaterColor Venue Type: Indoor

THE PEARL HOTEL The Pearl Hotel is an intimate, 55-room boutique hotel that opened in August 2013. Featuring elegant furnishings, guest services-integrated iPads, a poolside Spa Pearl, and an onsite destination restaurant with rooftop

TREBEACHÉ BALLROOM From the creative team that brought you Stinky’s Fish Camp, we proudly present Trebeaché – 30A’s most exceptional restaurant and special events venue. The Ballroom venue is located upstairs, above the restaurant

 VUE ON 30A Vue on 30a showcases one of the best views for dining in all of South Walton. The restaurant is open to the public and serves lunch, dinner and happy hour throughout

WATERSOUND ORIGINS Touching the banks of Lake Powell, one of Florida’s largest coastal dune lakes, rests Watersound Origins, a 1,400-acre community nestled amongst nature yet within 3 miles of the pristine South Walton beaches


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