Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Lee Ann Womack To Headline 2018 30A Festival

The 9th annual 30A Songwriters Festival, set for Jan. 12-15, 2018, has announced its initial headliners for the event. The festival, held in venues along Highway 30A in Florida’s South Walton County, will feature main stage performances in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center by Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, The Zombies, the North Mississippi Allstars, and Lee Ann Womack.

Also confirmed for nighttime performances are Charles Kelly of Lady Antebellum, Patty Griffin, Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls with her solo Murmuration Nation band, Shawn Mullins, and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame members Mike Reid and Craig Wiseman. 

“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,” states co-producer Russell Carter.

Among the 175 stellar songwriters who will perform at the 2018 Festival are Tommy Stinson (the Replacements, Bash & Pop), Jeffrey Steele, Kim Ritchey, Jeff Black, Will Kimbrough, Dan Navarro, The War & Treaty, Wyatt Durette, Farewell Angelina, Griffin House, Levi Lowrey, Peter Case, Charlie Mars, Chris Stills, Emerson Hart (Tonic), David Ryan Harris (John Mayer Band), David Hodges (Evanescence), Heather Horton, Old Salt Union, Robby Hecht, Alex Guthrie, Mary Bragg, Blue Jays, Josh Osborne, Jaren Johnston, Mark Irwin, Jonathan Singleton, Jeremy Stover, Matt Dragstrem, Adam Hambrick, Jacob Davis, David Berkeley, Matt Hires, David Robert King, and Michele Malone.

The 30A Songwriters Festival has also once again teamed up with NPR’s Folk Alley, a multi-media music service produced by WKSU. Folk Alley will be on site throughout the weekend producing sessions, interviewing artists and filming and recording performances in a home studio on 30A. The in-studio sessions are aired on the syndicated Folk Alley Radio Show.

A variety of festival weekend passes are available now starting at $255 and can be purchased at 30asongwritersfestival.com.


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