30A Songwriters Festival Announces January Lineup

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Set for Jan. 15-17, 2016, the 7th annual 30A Songwriters Festival has announced its initial lineup for the event, to be held in venues along scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s South Walton County.

Headline performances will be made from Jackson Browne, Grace Potter, Shovels & Rope, and Wine Women & Song (feat. Matraca Berg, Suzy BoggussGretchen Peters). Browne will perform Saturday afternoon, Jan. 16. Potter comes plays Sunday afternoon, Jan. 17.

Also confirmed are Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Shawn Mullins, Jeffrey Steele, Bobby Bare, Jr., Jim Lauderdale, Bonnie BishopWill Kimbrough, Hailey Whitters, Jessi Alexander, Corey Crowder, Kyle JacobsChris DeStefano, Chuck WicksDeana CarterBrian White, JT Harding, Brett James, Matt Jenkins, Jon Nite, and Josh Osborne.

Additional performers include Ani DiFranco, Emerson Hart (Tonic), Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Peter Holsapple (the dB’s), Drew Holcomb, Parker Millsap, Dan Bern, Steve Poltz, Hayes Carll, Charlie Mars, Grant-Lee Phillips, Bob Schneider, David Ryan Harris (John Mayer band), David Hodges (Evanescence), Chris Stills, Callaghan, Kris Delmhorst, Kristy Lee, BettySoo, Randall Bramblett, Griffin House, Jennifer Knapp, Toby Lightman, Liz Longley, Heather Maloney, Joe Crookston, Guthrie Brown, Peter Karp, Caroline Aiken, Jeff Black, Brigitte DeMeyer, Willis Alan Ramsey, Tommy Talton, Webb Wilder, Brett Young, Hayley Reardon, Jamie Lin Wilson, Elise Davis, Alan Rhody, Joel Rafael, Kelsey Waldon, Farewell Angelina,  Sonya Kitchell, Jeff Cohen, Austin Plaine, Jeffrey Foucault, Eliot Bronson, Dylan Pratt, The Cactus Blossoms, Ken Johnson, Jonathan Tyler, Andrew Combs, Count This Penny, Davin McCoy, Carson McHone, Leah Edwards, Annalise Emerick, Liz Vice, Ashleigh Flynn, Friends of Lola, Dean Johanesen, Grayson Capps & Corky Hughes, Kevin Gordon, Hannah Thomas, Old Salt Union, Blue Mother Tupelo,  Caroline Spence, Kyshona Armstrong, Donnie Sundal, Boukou Groove, Karyn Williams, Jonathan Mitchell, Jerry Salley, Pete Sallis, Eric Erdman, Rick Brantley, Crys Matthews, Geoff McBride, The Mulligan Brothers, David Olney, CJ Solar, The Owsley Brothers, Wildlife Specials and more.

“Hopes and dreams become reality at the 30A Songwriters Festival,” says Russell Carter, co-producer/Festival Chair. “Jackson will perform solo on guitar and piano. It is a singer songwriter performance in its most basic form and it is quite simply profound.”

“We will all look back on 2016 as the year that the 30A Songwriters Festival fully comes of age,” says Jennifer Steele, co-producer/ Executive Director of the CAA. “All of the South Walton community embraces and supports the event financially, as volunteers, as participating musicians, or as attendees. And as the thousands of fans who travel here in January attest, music lovers across the country are fully on board.”

This year, the 30A Songwriters Festival is teaming up with Folk Alley, a multi-media music service produced by NPR affiliate WKSU. As part of Southern Living‘s 50th Anniversary Celebration partnership, the magazine is sending a production team to additionally conduct interviews with musicians.

Weekend passes are available for $230 online, and locally in South Walton at Central Square Records in Seaside, and the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) office, for which the festival benefits. VIP treatment includes premium seating, complementary lunch, beer, wine and cocktails. Four-course dinners and wine pairings are available Saturday and Sunday, created by award-winning chefs from the Southeast with special musical performers to be announced.

Net proceeds from the 30A Songwriters Festival will benefit the CAA. Members receive a 10 percent discount and admission to an exclusive performance on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Fish Out of Water.

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