Santa Rosa Beach Fl 30a Songwriters festival venue announced January 13-15, 2012
The Stage has been Set for the 3rd Annual 30A Songwriters Festival
The Bangles, Indigo Girls, Rodney Crowell, Fastball, Matthew Sweet, Sam Bush Band, David Wilcox, Jeffrey Steele, Shawn Mullins and Mary Gauthier to co-headline the three-day event along the white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast in South Walton
SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla.-October 25, 2011–The 30A Songwriters Festival announces headline acts for the January 13-15, 2012 event including Indigo Girls, Rodney Crowell, The Bangles, Shawn Mullins, Sam Bush Band and Matthew Sweet.
The third annual festival is produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), presented by Visit South Walton and sponsored by Seaside and 30A.com. The event brings together talented songwriters and musicians from around the country to perform in unique venues amid a backdrop of brilliant white sand beaches, turquoise waters and stunning architecture. The three-day festival will feature more than 125 musicians and over 250 performances in venues ranging from intimate listening rooms to spacious outdoor amphitheaters.
Having quickly grown into one of the premier songwriters festivals in the country, the 30A Songwriters Festival attracts artists who represent many different genres. With styles ranging from folk, country, rock and alternative, the 2012 line-up features nationally-acclaimed songwriters and musicians including The Bangles, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet, Indigo Girls and Fastball as well as David Wilcox, Steve Forbert, Mary Gauthier, Sam Bush, Randall Bramblett, Tommy Talton, Jeffrey Steele, Chely Wright, Chuck Cannon, Corey Smith, David Olney, Davin McCoy, Lori McKenna, Tommy Womack, Kevn Kinney, The Shadowboxers, Larkin Poe, Emily Lynch, Joseph Arthur, Matthew Mayfield, Rachel Platten, Callaghan, David Berkeley, Garrison Starr, Jeff Black, Joe Leathers, Ben Glover, Billy Montana, Chas Sanford, Brian and Karyn White, Greg Barnhill, Forrest Williams Band, Kyle Jacobs, Kelsey Anna, Reed Waddle, Meg Huthchinson, Bridgette Demeyer, Daphne Willis, Shannon Whitworth, Suzi Ragsdale, Georgia, Ashleigh Flynn, Joanna Cotten and over 75 more.
Located along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton meanders along the Gulf of Mexico through charming beach neighborhoods (including Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach), state parks and a dozen rare coastal dune lakes. ”
“What sets the 30A Songwriters Festival apart from others in the country is, one: we create listening rooms in truly unique beach resort venues and two: we book musically diverse artists,” said Russell Carter, event organizer and chair and president of Russell Carter Artist Management. “Rodney Crowell and the Bangles have both scored numerous number one hits, but I am willing to say that only at the 30A Songwriters Festival are you able to hear Rodney sing ‘It’s Such a Small World’ and ‘I Couldn’t Leave You If I Tried,’ and then run across the street and hear the Bangles belt out ‘Eternal Flame,’ ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ and ‘Manic Monday.’ Rodney will perform with a full band as will the Indigo Girls and Sam Bush. Matthew Sweet will perform “Girlfriend” in its entirety to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the platinum certified album. Audiences who truly enjoy music will not want to miss this event.”
Festival venues span fifteen miles of gulf front highway and include Vue, Fire, The Naked Grape and the Gulf Place Amphitheatre in Santa Rosa Beach; First Note Music Hall in Blue Mountain Beach; Hibiscus, Pandora’s and Shorty’s in Grayton Beach; Fish Out of Water, The Gathering Spot and The Boathouse in WaterColor; The Lyceum, Bud & Alley’s, Pizza Bar, Central Square Records and the Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre in Seaside; La Botana in Seagrove; Caliza in Alys Beach; the amphitheater in Seacrest Beach; and Amavida, The Summer Kitchen and the Town Hall in Rosemary Beach.
The 30A Songwriters Festival is produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and presented by Visit South Walton. Presenting sponsors are Seaside and 30A.com. Additional sponsors include ASCAP, Emerald Coast Wine & Spirits, Sowal.com, Gibson Guitars, Sweetwater Brewing Company, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Grayton Beer Company, Thirty-A Review, Atlanta’s Finest, JPB Commercial Real Estate Advisors, Birmingham Magazine, Atlanta Magazine and The Beachcomber.
Premier lodging partners include WaterColor Inn & Resort, Cottage Rental Agency Seaside and Sunburst Beach Vacations, in addition to Beach Rentals of South Walton, Beach Seekers Vacation Rentals, Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental Company, 360 Blue Properties, Hibiscus Guest House, Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals, Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals and Rivard of South Walton.
Proceeds from the 30A Songwriters Festival benefit the CAA and help fulfill its mission to support the arts in Walton County. For more information on the 2012 festival, including a full list of artists, venues, accommodations packages and how to purchase tickets, visit 30asongwritersfestival.com. To learn more about South Walton and Scenic Highway 30A, log on to visitsouthwalton.com, 30a.com.
Go to : http://www.30asongwritersfestival.com/ to purchase advance tickets.