ECP Spon­sors 10th Annu­al 30A Song­writ­ers Festival

Katie Spill­man, PR Counsel

North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (ECP)

(850) 2240174



PANA­MA CITY, FL (Decem­ber 17, 2018) – North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (ECP) in part­ner­ship with the Cul­tur­al Arts Alliance of Wal­ton Coun­ty is a proud spon­sor of the 10th Annu­al 30A Song­writ­ers Fes­ti­val com­ing to High­way 30A Jan­u­ary 1821. ECP is the offi­cial stage spon­sor at Cal­iza Restau­rant in Alys Beach, a fea­tured out­door stage for the fes­ti­val. The Cal­iza will play host to nine shows dur­ing the fes­ti­val from over 150 performers.

ECP has been a spon­sor of the 30A Song­writ­ers Fes­ti­val for sev­en con­sec­u­tive years,” said Park­er W. McClel­lan, Jr., A.A.E., Air­port Exec­u­tive Direc­tor. Spon­sor­ing this event is a nat­ur­al fit for the Air­port with more than 72 per­cent of fes­ti­val atten­dees and per­form­ers trav­el­ing here from out of state and many of them arriv­ing at our Airport.”

The fes­ti­val line­up includes over 175 artists, 225 per­for­mances in 25 venues along High­way 30A. 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 seats out­doors. Head­lin­ers for the 2019 Fes­ti­val include Jason Isbell, Bran­di Carlile, and Felix Cavaliere’s Ras­cals with his full band and horn sec­tion. Addi­tion­al con­firmed per­form­ers include: Steve Poltz, Bob Schnei­der, David Ryan Har­ris, Kim Richey, Hayes Car­ll, Liz Lon­g­ley, Dri­vin N Cryin, Emer­son Hart (Ton­ic), Chris Stamey And Peter Hol­sap­ple (The Db’s), John Driskell Hop­kins (Zac Brown Band), Grif­fin House, Char­lie Mars, Willie Sug­ar­capps, The Whiskey Gen­try, The Mul­li­gan Broth­ers, Amy Lavere And Will Sex­ton, Rob­by Hecht, Tom­my Wom­ack, Farewell Angeli­na and many more to be announced. The charm of the 30A Song­writ­ers Fes­ti­val is that world class musi­cians per­form up and down 30A in dozens of inti­mate lis­ten­ing rooms thanks to spon­sors like ECP,” said Rus­sell Carter, Artist Man­age­ment. Artists love to fly down to Flori­da in Jan­u­ary and their excite­ment is pal­pa­ble when they are greet­ed in the air­port per­son­al­ly by air­port per­son­nel. Hol­i­day trav­el­ers’ excite­ment for the Fes­ti­val builds in Decem­ber and Jan­u­ary when they rec­og­nize the Fes­ti­val stage art­work dis­played through­out the airport.”

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.

Fes­ti­val week­end pass­es start at $290 and may be pur­chased at



About North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport 

North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (ECP) offers some of the region’s low­est aver­age air­fares and is locat­ed less than 30 min­utes from Pana­ma City Beach, Pana­ma City and the beach­es of South Wal­ton. Today, with ser­vice from Amer­i­can Air­lines, Delta Air Lines, South­west Air­lines, and Unit­ed Air­lines, ECP pro­vides dai­ly flights to world­wide des­ti­na­tions, includ­ing non­stop flights to Atlanta (ATL), Bal­ti­more (BWI), Char­lotte (CLT), Dal­las (DAL/DFW), Den­ver (DEN), Hous­ton (HOU/IAH), Nashville (BNA), St. Louis (STL), Austin (AUS), and Chica­go (MDW). The first inter­na­tion­al air­port to be built in more than a decade, ECP pro­vides North­west Flori­da com­mu­ni­ties with first-class facil­i­ties and was strate­gi­cal­ly devel­oped for major eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties. ECP is the gate­way to vis­i­tors seek­ing North­west Florida’s famous beaches. 

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, econ­o­my is stim­u­lat­ed and com­mu­ni­ty is strength­ened. www​.cul​tur​alart​sal​liance​.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.