30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL Schedule Details Confirmed

30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL Schedule Details Confirmed

The day-by-day schedules for next weekend's (January 17, 18 and 19) 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL featuring more than 150 songwriters and over 200 performances at more than 20 venues along northwest Florida's scenic Highway 30A and the resort neighborhoods of South Walton can now be revealed.

The 5th annual musical celebration--which highlights songwriting from a variety of musical styles ranging from folk and country to rock and blues--will launch Friday, January 17 at 4:00 PM with the official Kick off Party at Pandora's and will come to an end with the traditional "Purple/Rain" party and last performance on Sunday, January 19 at 11:00 PM, also at Pandora's. To view the 2014 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL's full schedule, please click here:

30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL is known throughout the music community as a destination where writers who perform their own music, and performers who write their own songs, come together for a weekend ofsoulful melodies, powerful vocals and compelling lyrics. This year's event will feature performances from such esteemed artists as Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Loudon Wainwright III, Ani DiFranco, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Richard Thompson, Shawn Mullins, John Oates, Jerry Douglas, Rusty Young (Poco), Jonathon Edwards, Jesse Harris, Craig Fuller (Pure Prairie League), John Gorka, Mary Gauthier, James McMurtry, Bob Schneider, Glenn Phillips Band, Matthew Sweet, Jeffrey Steele, Jim Lauderdale, Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers) and Tinsley Ellis.

The 30A Songwriters Festival venue partners include Vue, Gulf Place (co-sponsored by Bradford Building Company, Merrill Lynch and Silver Sands Premium Outlets), Pandora's, Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse(sponsored by Merrill Lynch), Grayton Bar & Grill (co-sponsored by JPB Commercial Real Estate and Barker Building Company), Fish Out of Water (sponsored by Emerald Coast Wine & Spirits), The Gathering Spot(sponsored by beachLIFE Magazine), The Boat House (sponsored by Heart's Bluff Music), The Lake House(sponsored by Beach Properties of Florida), Pizza Bar (sponsored by Nature Walk), Bud & Alley's (sponsored by Nature Walk), Crush, Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre (sponsored by ASCAP), Central Square Records, 723 Whiskey Bravo (sponsored by County Road Records), WaterSound Beach Club, Caliza (sponsored by Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport), Summer Kitchen, Amavida and Rosemary Beach Town Hall (sponsored by Destin Real Estate Company).

Featured highlights of the festival include two full days of headlining concerts at the outdoor amphitheater at Gulf Place, VIP gourmet dinners with wine and music at WaterSound Beach Club (with Chef Joe Truex from Watershed and musician Kristian Bush) and Grayton Bar & Grill (with Chef Steven Satterfield from Miller Union and singer songwriter Shawn Mullins), the "Hair of the Dog" music-in-the-round brunch on Saturday at Bud & Alley's, a gospel brunch on Sunday at Caliza in Alys Beach, a full schedule of in-store appearances and CD signings at Central Square Records, three days of rock bandson the Vue patio and Pandora's main stage and of course over 200 singer songwriter performances of original self penned songs featuring every genre of music in all of our partner venues.

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