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The 30a Songwriter Festival is Coming!

The 30a Songwriter Festival is a beast of an event – and the 2015 event is going to continue that tradition.

If you have missed what it is all about – over the course of a weekend, venues all along the South Walton highway 30A corridor open their doors to famous and up-and-coming performers.

Three Days.
25 Venues.
150 Artists.

2015 headliners include Graham Nash, Indigo Girls, Leon Russell, Jason Isbell, Shawn Mullins, Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), and Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket).  See the full line-up on their official website.  The event will take place January 16-18th.

For the 2013 event we sat in at the press conference, and shared some of those highlights here.

For the 2014 we at 850ME got full media access, which meant quite a few written pieces and the long, long list of photos below.

Highlights of the 2014 press conference.

Seth Walker on his festival debut. Followed by a performance review.

Interview with Buzz Cason.

Interview with Ryan Culwell.

Interview with Kazoots.

Interview with Ben Fields – who to date is one of my most memorable interviews.

And the photos. Goodness me, the photos. 
I was in the presence of so many talented people that even looking at this list makes me feel dizzy and excited.

The Saint Johns @ 30A Songwriter Festival at Rosemary Town Hall

Drew Tillman / Matt Hoggatt @ 30a Songwriter Festival at Grayton Bar & Grill

Tinsley Ellis @ 30a Songwriter Festival at Gulf Place

Robert Randolph and the Family Band @ 30a Songwriter Festival at Gulf Place

Ryan Culwell @ 30a Songwriter Festival at Amavida, Rosemary

Hannah Thomas / Olivia Winter @ 30a Songwriter Festival at Amavida, Rosemary

Marshall Chapamn @ 30a Songwriter Festival at Crush Wine Bar, Seaside

Teddy Thompson @ 30a Songwriter Festival at Bud & Alleys, Seaside

Amy LaVere @ 30a Songwriter Festival at Seaside Meeting Hall

Besides Daniel @ 30a Songwriter Festival at Grayton Bar & Grill

Ben Fields / Sara Beth / Ashleigh Flynn @ 30a Songwriter Festival at Hibiscus House, Grayton

David Berkeley / Paul Cebar @ 30a Songwriter Festival at Hibiscus House, Grayton

Glenn Phillips Band @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Gulfplace

Eliot Bronson @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Summer Kitchen at Rosemary

Erick Baker @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Summer Kitchen at Rosemary

Steve Bogard / Kurtis John / Nikki Talley @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Caliza at Alys Beach

Scott Boyer / NC Thurman @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Bud & Alleys, Seaside

Dannica Lowery @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Crush Wine Bar, Seaside

Jeff Black @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Bud & Alleys Pizza Bar, Seaside

James McMurtry @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Watercolor

Craig Fuller @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Watercolor

Scott Boyer / NC Thurman / Tommy Talton @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Watercolor

Steve Bogard / Phil Maderia / Parker & Parker / Buzz Cason @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Watercolor

Eliot Bronson / Ashleigh Flynn / Kristy Lee / Hannah Thomas @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Watercolor

Michael Johnson @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Summer Kitchen at Rosemary

Kazoots @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Amavida at Rosemary

Hannah Claire / Rebecca Loebe @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Summer Kitchen at Rosemary

Ani DeFranco @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Gulf Place

Loudon Wainwright III @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Gulf Place

Richard Thompson @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Gulf Place

Andrew Combs @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Central Square Records at Seaside

Grayson Capps @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Central Square Records at Seaside

John Oates / Jim Lauderdale @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Alys Beach

Jonathan Edwards @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Caliza at Alys Beach

Seth Walker @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Caliza at Alys Beach

Brigitte DeMeyer / Emily Hearn / Allison Moorer @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Bud & Alley’s, Seaside

Charlie Mars / Garrison Starr @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Seaside Meeting Hall

Robby Hecht @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Crush Wine Bar at Seaside

Shawn Mullins @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Hibiscus House at Grayton

30a Songwriter Festival Press Conference

People’s Blues of Richmond @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Pandora’s, Grayton

John Driskell Hopkins @ 30a Songwriter Festival, Pandora’s Grayton

Can you top that?  Check out the festival’s official website to learn about tickets and bios of all the participating artists at this year’s event. 

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2 comments on “The 30a Songwriter Festival is Coming!

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