Winter is coming, which means the 2018 30A Songwriters Festival is just around the corner. Whether you are a songwriter or just appreciate the art, you will not want to miss this annual celebration.
The festival lineup, announced yesterday (9/20), hosts legends and icons such as Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Lee Ann Womack, North Mississippi Allstars, Shawn Mullins, classic rock band The Zombies, Indigo Girls' singer Emily Saliers, fronting her Murmuration Nation Band and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley.
Russell Carter, the festival's co-producer, said in a Music Row interview, “It is especially gratifying to confirm Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and Patty Griffin all in one year for 2018. They are among the most elite songwriters and performers in contemporary music and we are very lucky that their schedules aligned with ours." In addition, Mike Reid and Craig Wiseman, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame members, will be joining the lineup for the weekend. Previous festival performers have included John Prine, Cheap Trick, Dr. John and the Night Trippers, Shawn Colvin and Chely Wright, as stated in Rolling Stone.
The Festival will take place from January 12 through January 15 along the 30A Highway in South Walton, Florida. With over 175 songwriters and 225 performances, it's certain to be a legendary event for music fans and songwriters alike. The performances will span across different musical venues along the Florida 30A Highway.
Tickets are already available for purchase here and buyers can choose from a Weekend Pass that includes first come first serve admission to all venues or several other VIP packages. VIP packages will include upgraded seating, food, and drinks. Check out http://www.30asongwritersfestival.com/ for more information on the upcoming festival.