The 30A: The Premiere Songwriter’s Festival January 13-16
The 30A Songwriters Festival is a showcase for the finest singer/songwriters in the country. The festival will celebrate its 14th year with performances on the main stage at presenting partner Grand Boulevard’s Town Center in Miramar Beach, Florida, with headline performances by renowned artists LYLE LOVETT, GIN BLOSSOMS, RICKIE LEE JONES, STEVE EARLE, YOLA, and MORGAN WADE.
First-time attendees this year will include AMY GRANT, TOM RUSH, BRIAN VANDER ARK (THE VERVE PIPE), the BLACK OPRY REVUE, BETH NIELSEN CHAPMAN, and JOHN CRAIGIE.
Returning to perform two shows each throughout the weekend are songwriting legends JOHN PAUL WHITE (The Civil Wars), SHAWN MULLINS, KATHLEEN EDWARDS, TINSLEY ELLIS, DARRELL SCOTT, ADIA VICTORIA, CHUCK PROPHET, LIVINGSTON TAYLOR, ABE PARTRIDGE, LILLY HIATT, JOHN FULLBRIGHT, SARAH LEE GUTHRIE, PAUL THORN, and JAMES MCMURTRY.
There are over 100 additional songwriters, including a few of my favorites: HAYES CARLL, GRETCHEN PETERS, MARK ERELLI, WILL KIMBROUGH, and many others. In addition to the headline shows at Grand Boulevard, groups of performers will be performing at over 20 small venues scattered around the 30A road. I’ve loved attending this festival and I’m looking forward to this year’s edition over Martin Luther King weekend.