The Largest Gathering of Nationally Recognized Songwriters on The Florida Coast Perform This Month at 14th Annual 30A Songwriter’s Fest, Jan. 13-16
For the past 13 years, the 30A Songwriters Festival has attracted thousands of dedicated live music fans from around the country to hear songwriters spanning many genres of music perform their songs. The beach resort towns along Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach feature 30 venues, presenting more than 200 songwriters and 300-plus solo, band and in-the-round performances throughout the weekend.
Grand Boulevard’s Town Center main stage will host headline performances by renowned artists Lyle Lovett, Gin Blossoms, Rickie Lee Jones, Steve Earle, Yola and Morgan Wade.
The festival welcomes for the first time to 30A 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.
Reasons to Attend: 175-plus songwriters and 300-plus shows in a single holiday weekend; catch Morgan Wade (“Wilder Days”), a star on the rise, while you can, because the rest of her 2023 cross-country tour is nearly sold out. Venues are built out for the extended weekend with state-of-the-art sound systems presenting bands and in-the-round performances throughout the weekend, supporting the arts, including Benmont Tench and his Steinway Grand Piano, a founding member of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers who has recorded and performed with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and just about every artist in between. Party on a Monday for “The Late Check-out Party” that takes place at The Bay and North Beach Social.
View the full lineup of confirmed artists at 30asongwritersfestival.com. Listen to the Top 50 on Spotify at 2023 30a Songwriters’ playlist.
Festival Weekend Passes are currently available at www.30asongwritersfestival.com. For a full description of each ticket package including VIP mainstage and transportation packages for groups of 2 up to 12, visit www.30asongwritersfestival.com.