With more than 240 artists performing at over 30 different venues, getting the most of your festival experience just takes a little bit of planning. Here are the answers to your fellow festival goer’s most-asked questions.

How do I download the Festival App?2021-06-26T01:39:59+06:00

The app is available for download on both IOS and Android devices.

It is the most valuable resource you can utilize throughout the Festival, second only to your ears! You can pull up artists and determine where they are playing throughout the weekend. You can pull up a venue and determine who is booked there each day. You can also pull up the current time of day or night and determine who is playing at any given hour in each of the over 30 venues. Want more details on an artist? Pull up their bio in the app! Receive push notifications and tips from the event producers throughout the weekend. The app is very helpful. 

What are the Box Office hours?2021-06-26T01:23:14+06:00

Box Office & Will Call | 850.622.5970


2022 Box Office Locations: To Be Announced

Wednesday, January 12 | 3PM – 7PM
Thursday, January 13 | 10AM – 10PM
Friday, January 14 | 10AM – 10PM
Saturday, January 15 | 12PM – 4PM
Sunday, January 16 | 12PM – 4PM

Festival Merch Store location in Box Office.


Grand Boulevard Box Office
Address To Be Announced

Saturday, January 15 | 9AM – 4PM
Sunday, January 16 | 9AM – 4PM

Festival Merch Store located inside venue.

How do musicians and agents submit to perform at the 30A Songwriters Festival?2021-06-26T01:24:12+06:00

Those interested in performing at the 30A Songwriters Festival may contact Russell Carter at 404-377-9900 or email russell@rcam.com.

How do I bid on auction items?2020-01-17T01:08:12+06:00

Text ‘202030AFest’ to 76278 or visit the auction site to create your account so you can begin bidding on items including a 5 Hour Jet Card from Nicholas Air, the 2020 30A Songwriters Festival Commemorative Guitar from Driftwood Guitars, an original Festival Backdrop from Allison Wickey and more!

All bidding occurs online. Items will be showcased at the Grand Boulevard main stage both Saturday and Sunday during the event. On-site assistance will be available for registration and bidding.

Additional items include a hand-crafted wooden paddle board, Justin Gaffrey Original Painting, Doug Foltz Original Oil Painting, 4-night stay with breakfast + bicycle passes at the Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, 2-night stay at the Hilton Sandestin Golf Beach Resort & Spa, 2 weekend passes to the 30A Wine Festival in Alys Beach, 2 passes for 2020 Digital Graffiti Illuminated+ in Alys Beach, 2 passes for 2020 Harvest Food & Wine Festival, Two-hour guided snorkel tour with 30A Snorkel, and so much more!!

When will the headliners and other performers be announced?2021-06-26T01:27:27+06:00

Headliners and all initial lineup will be announced in early July. Additional confirmed artists will be added throughout the summer.

When will the schedule be released?2021-06-26T01:30:29+06:00

The festival schedule will be added to the app and website no later than the first week in January. The finalized print event schedule will be available at check-in.

When will the venue list be announced?2018-10-26T00:56:01+06:00

As venue locations are confirmed, they are added to the event website and app.

Do you have shuttles?2020-01-11T00:39:16+06:00

Shuttle buses will stop at the public parking lot at the Silver Sands Premium Outlets parking lot on Saturday and Sunday mornings beginning at 10 am to take people to the headline shows at Grand Boulevard. Buses stage at Grand Boulevard to return festival goers to Silver Sands at the conclusion of the afternoon shows.

Will 30ASWF Merchandise be available at all the venues?2021-06-26T01:32:35+06:00

Merchandise will be available at 30A Songwriters Festival Headquarters and the Main Stage at Grand Boulevard. Individual artists may be selling their merchandise in the venues at which they perform. Select merchandise is also available in our online store

What is the policy regarding talking during the shows?2018-12-04T03:53:20+06:00

Most venues are listening rooms only, so please be respectful of your neighbors and keep talking to a minimum. You may be asked to take your conversation outside of a venue if it becomes a nuisance to those around you.

Can one person from a party save seats for other persons in that party?2018-10-26T00:51:34+06:00

No. We have a strict policy of no saving seats. All persons in your party must enter the venue at the same time.

Where can I find parking?2018-12-16T00:04:10+06:00

Parking is located near the venues on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP parking is at the Main Stage only and is located on the north side of the venue on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see directional signage.

Do all venues accept major credit cards?2018-10-26T00:54:08+06:00

Please check each venue’s policies via their website, as they are all different.

Are chairs provided in all venues?2018-10-26T00:54:30+06:00

At the Main Stage at Grand Boulevard, chairs are provided for VIP Area only. All general admission wristband wearers are encouraged to bring low-backed chairs or blankets.

Chairs are provided in all other venues.

What items are prohibited throughout festival?2018-10-26T00:44:31+06:00

Weapons of any kind, explosives, outside food and beverage, illegal substances, smoking, strollers, professional photography equipment and drones (must be previously approved and credentialed), bad attitudes.

Will my wristband allow me into any venue I choose?2018-10-26T00:43:38+06:00

All venues are on a first-come, first-served basis and venues are not cleared after each set. Please make proper accommodations if there are certain performers you’d like to hear. There is ample room for all ticketed guests throughout all the venues.

What happens if I lose my wristband?2018-10-26T00:42:36+06:00

Wristbands are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and cannot be replaced.

Can I take my wristband off?2020-01-12T21:36:42+06:00

Wristbands should not be removed and must be worn all four days for entry into venues. If you put them on so that they slip off, we will not be able to replace lost wristbands.

What do I do if my wristband is too tight?2018-10-26T00:40:34+06:00

The Box Office will be able to cut the wristband off and put a new one on your wrist. Please do not bring wristbands that have already been cut off of someone’s wrist.

Does my wristband allow me to see all of the artists?2018-10-26T00:39:27+06:00

Wristbands allow you to get into any of the venues that are not already at capacity. Because of Fire Marshall regulations, there is a finite number of people who can be in a given venue. The wristband does not include special add-on performances which may be ticketed separately.

Can someone pick up my wristband for me or do I have to be at the Box Office in person?2018-10-26T00:39:46+06:00

If your designated person has the email with your ticket purchase confirmation or actual paper tickets, he/she will be able to get your wristband. Remember, once your wristband has been given to you or your designated person, we cannot replace it if it is lost.

Where can I exchange my receipt/tickets for wristbands?2021-06-26T01:34:58+06:00

To be admitted to any venue, each person must have a wristband. Wristbands are only available at the Festival Box Offices. You may exchange your receipt/hard ticket for wristbands at the Box Office. Day passes can be exchanged for wristbands at Main Stage Box Office, if available.


Box Office & Will Call | 850.622.5970


2022 Box Office Location To Be Announced

Wednesday, January 12 | 3PM – 7PM
Thursday, January 13 | 10AM – 10PM
Friday, January 14 | 10AM – 10PM
Saturday, January 15 | 12PM – 4PM
Sunday, January 16 | 12PM – 4PM


Grand Boulevard Box Office
Location To Be Announced

Saturday, January 15 | 9AM – 4PM
Sunday, January 16 | 9AM – 4PM

Do children have to wear wristbands?2018-10-26T00:36:37+06:00

Everyone must have a wristband in order to get into a venue. There is no children’s discount. Evening shows may not be appropriate for children of any age.

Are all ticketed VIP experiences the same?2018-10-26T00:36:42+06:00

Each VIP ticket has different levels of entitlements. Please read your ticket carefully.

Will single day tickets be available?2018-12-04T03:48:04+06:00

If the Festival is not completely sold out, daily passes will be sold at Festival box office. Day passes for the main stage at Grand Boulevard may also be available, if not sold out. We will make announcements via website and social media regarding ticket availability.

What is the difference between General Admission, VIP, and Premier VIP?2018-12-04T03:51:53+06:00
  • General Admission Weekend Passes:  Access to all venues throughout the 4-day weekend on a first come, first served basis
  • VIP Weekend Passes:  Weekend Passes PLUS exclusive access at the Grand Boulevard Headline Stage which includes VIP seating, access to the VIP Lounge, Complimentary food and beverages, VIP restrooms
  • Premier VIP Passes:  Weekend Passes PLUS exclusive access at the Grand Boulevard Headline Stage which includes everything offered in VIP, PLUS special seating closest to the Grand Boulevard Headline Stage
  • Transportation VIP Passes: Weekend Passes PLUS exclusive access at the Grand Boulevard Headline Stage which includes everything offered in VIP, PLUS special seating closest to the Grand Boulevard Headline Stage PLUS private transportation and reserved seating in some of the evening venues.
Where do the proceeds from 30ASWF go?2018-10-26T00:32:11+06:00

The 30A Songwriters Festival is the major fundraiser for the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that champions the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education. The Festival’s success is critical to the success of the CAA, and your support as a ticket-buyer, partner or volunteer helps us provide an abundance of programs, services and support to the community. 

What are the dates for the 30A Songwriters Festival?2021-05-19T22:37:05+06:00

The 30A Songwriters Festival is held on Martin Luther King weekend in January every year. The 13th Annual Festival is planned for January 14-17, 2022.

Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County


The 30A Songwriters Festival smartphone app provides up-to-the-second festival schedule and venue information. It’s a must-have for your festival experience. Don’t miss out on last minute schedule updates and surprise lineup additions. Download your free festival app now!


✶ JANUARY 14–17, 2022 ✶


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