Historically, the 30A Songwriters Festival has featured established touring acts in various genres as well as up and coming new singer songwriters emerging on the national stage. Over 250 artists perform over the four day weekend in 30+ indoor venues, all located along the 30A resort corridor on the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida. Six acts headline the outdoor amphitheater stage on Saturday and Sunday each year of the Festival. This year, we welcome new headliners Mavis Staples, Chris & Rich Robinson (the Black Crowes), Dawes, Jenny Lewis, and Rickie Lee Jones.
Past Festival performers include Jackson Browne, Brandi Carlile, Brian Wilson, Emmylou Harris (returning in 2022), Graham Nash, the Bangles, John Prine, Grace Potter, Jason Isbell, Ann Wilson (Heart), Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Indigo Girls, Patty Griffin, Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, the Zombies, Leon Russell, Rodney Crowell, Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Cheap Trick, Robert Randolph, Tanya Tucker, Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Shawn Mullins, David Ryan Harris, Matthew Sweet, Shawn Colvin, War & Treaty, Don McLean, Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright, III, JD Souther, Ani DiFranco, Jerry Douglas, Lee Ann Womack, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shovels & Rope, Joan Osbourne, North Mississippi Allstars, Suzanne Vega, Carlene Carter, Dar Williams, Gregory Alan Isakov, Amythyst Kiah, Robyn Hitchcock, the Rascals, Adia Victoria, Herman’s Hermits, Ruthie Foster and Fastball, just to name a few of the thousands of artists who have played in the past twelve years.
Since its inception in 2010, it has become the biggest and most prestigious songwriters festival in the southeast and has won many national accolades with sell-out crowds every year. The event is co-produced by Russell Carter Artist Management and the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County.
As the creative core of Walton County for 27 years, the Cultural Arts Alliance provides accessible opportunities for all forms of art, every variety of maker, all levels of learners and art lovers. Through support for and presentation of creative and educational programs and services, the CAA strives to connect the people of Walton County to a broader view, critical exploration and answers only the Arts have the power to provide. 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds support the not-for-profit organization’s mission to advance the Arts in Walton County through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs, and education. Thank you to the 30A Songwriters Festival partners, ticket buyers, volunteers and musicians for their support of the CAA’s mission to be the driving force for the arts in Walton County! Learn more and become at CulturalArtsAlliance.com.