Indigo Girls to headline 30A Songwriters Festival


January 07, 2010 8:19 AM
SHOWCASE – Cover Story

SOUTH WALTON — Grammy award-winning Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers Indigo Girlsare set to co-headline the first 30A Songwriters Festival Jan. 15-17.

More than 50 singer-songwriters from across the country are confirmed to perform in seven venues.

Weekend passes may be purchased online at for $40, and $20 day passes are also available. Tickets may be purchased at Central Square Records in Seaside and in Blue Mountain Beach at the Cultural Arts Association, which is producing the festival.

Susanna Hoffs from the Bangles, Matthew Sweet, Rodney Crowell (produced “Seven Year Ache” for Rosanne Cash), Jeffrey Steele (“When the Lights Go Down” for Faith Hill, “The Cowboy on Me” for Tim McGraw, “What Hurts the Most” for Rascal Flatts), Gary Louris of the Jayhawks (“Save It for a Rainy Day,” “Blue,” “Everybody Knows” for the Dixie Chicks), Shawn Mullins (“Lullaby Rockabye”), Sam Bush (“Circles Around Me,” New Grass Revival founder), John Oates (“Sara Smile,” “Everytime You Go Away”), Chely Wright (“Single White Female,” Shut Up and Drive”) and many more will perform.

BMI will sponsor a kick-off party at Bud & Alley’s bar with a special performance by Sid ’n’ Susie, the ’60s/’70s covers recording project by Sweet and Hoffs. Fans will hear classic covers of bands including the Beatles, Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, Yes, the Beach Boys and Derek & the Dominos.

The 30A Songwriters Festival is three days of non-stop, intimate concerts including solo performances and multi-artist “in the round” singing and storytelling sessions.

Additional confirmed artists include: Greg Barnhill, Tim Nichols, Joe Leathers, Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall, Suzi Ragsdale, Jeff Black, Michelle Malone, Evan McHugh, Bryan and Gordon Kennedy, Dread Clampitt, Sonia Leigh, Gary Hannan, Donnie Sundal, LoCash Cowboys, Nicole Witt, Fred Wilhelm, Jeffrey Cain, Ben Glover, Brian Davis, Michael and Ruth Unger Merenda, Billy Montana, Pearl Heart, Pete Sallis, Kyle Jacobs, Troy Jones and many more.

A ticket/wrist band will allow concert attendees to travel up and down the Beaches of South Walton to access all shows in venues in Alys Beach (Caliza Pool), Rosemary Beach (Town Hall), Seaside (Meeting Hall Theatre), Miramar Beach (Bluz Bar), WaterColor (the Boathouse), Grayton Beach (Shorty’s Surfside) and Santa Rosa Beach (Stinky’s).

Fans of great music, miles of white beaches, world class restaurants and the ultimate beach bars are invited to enjoy all of this over the three-day holiday weekend.

Don’t miss this weekend event!! Call GRS Beach Rentals @ 1-800-537-5387 to reserve your accommodations today or book online @

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