The country’s premier festival for songwriters kicks off in January 2014 when more than 150 performers descend upon Northwest Florida’s scenic Highway 30A. The 5th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival is set for January 17, 18, and 19 and features performances from nationally-recognized artists such as Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Loudon Wainwright III, Ani DiFranco, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Richard Thompson, Shawn Mullins, John Oates, Rusty Young (Poco), Jonathon Edwards, Craig Fuller (Pure Prairie League), John Gorka, Mary Gauthier, James McMurtry, Bob Schneider, Glenn Phillips Band, Matthew Sweet, Jeffrey Steele, Jim Lauderdale, Jesse Harris, Jerry Douglas, Tinsley Ellis, Hayes Carll, and Andrew Combs, among many others.
The 2014 event will feature 150 songwriters and over 200 performances at more than 25 venues along Highway 30A in beach communities including WaterColor, WaterSound, Alys Beach, Gulf Place, Rosemary Beach, Grayton Beach, Seacrest and Seaside, all set against white sand beaches, turquoise waters and the unique architecture of Highway 30A.
Each year, the 30A Songwriters Festival shines a light on songwriting from a variety of musical styles ranging from folk and country to rock and blues. In addition to keeping the great music tradition going, a VIP dinner with guest chef Stephen Satterfield from Miller Union (Atlanta) and a wine tasting hosted by wine distributor Adam Caperton (former owner of Larder on 30A) have been added to the 2014 schedule.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.30asongwritersfestival.com.
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is a sponsor and Official Airport of the 2014 30A Songwriters Festival.