John Prine Tops ‘30A Songwriters Festival’

John Prine, Cheap Trick, Dr. John, and Shawn Colvin will be among the artists performing headlining sets when Florida’s 8th annual brings three days of music to Florida’s scenic roadway.

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PEN New England's "Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award," John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, Mass.

The talent-packed roster of acts  heading to Florida also includes Parker Millsap, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, and Motel Mirrors featuring Amy LaVere and Will Sexton appearing on the main stage.  Nightly venues will host performances by John Fullbright, Over The Rhine, Widespread Panic’s JoJo Hermann, Chely Wright, Murray Attaway, Matthew Sweet, The Brains’ Tom Gray, Shawn Mullins, Peter Case, Sarah Lee Guthrie, John Gorka, Nicole Witt, and Farewell Angelina

The Jan. 13-16 “30A Songwriters Festival” gives you artists playing various amphitheaters, town halls, restaurants, theatres, bars and covered patios in the South Walton area.  Expect more than 175 songwriters and over 225 performances at more than 25 venues.

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"Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show," Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.

Along with all the fine music you’ll also has opportunities to experience gastronomical brilliancy courtesy of the four-course VIP dinners at Borago, featuring the creations of Chef Ashley Christensen, a James Beard Award-winner for 2014’s best chef in the Southeast.

NPR’s “Folk Alley” will be there to interview artists plus film and record events in a home studio located on 30a for airing on the syndicated radio show and stream via the program’s website.

Co-produced by Russell Carter Artist Management and the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, the “30A Songwriters Festival” is presented by Visit South Walton and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin.  Net proceeds will benefit the Cultural Arts Alliance and its mission to support the arts through Walton County. 

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Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey Co. Fairgrounds, Monterey, Calif.

Tickets, including VIP offerings, are already on sale.  And don’t forget to check out the VIP offerings, some of which include transportation and / or hotel packages.  Go to 30ASongwriters for more information.