2018 30A Songwriters Festival

Posted by:  Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County  | When:  –  | Where: Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, USA

  Booking 10 Sonicbids bands

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The 2018 30A Songwriters Festival has 10 slots reserved for Sonicbids artists. Selected artists will receive lodging for the weekend of the festival. 

The Opportunity

The ninth annual 30A Songwriters Festival has been announced for the weekend of January 12th-15th, 2018 (MLK three day holiday weekend). Music will be produced in over twenty-five venues located on a 20 mile stretch of scenic highway 30-A on the Gulf coast. 4,500+ attendees are expected across over two hundred performances on stages at famous beachside resorts.

Past Performers Include:
Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Leon Russell, John Prine, Cheap Trick, Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, Indigo Girls, Richard Thompson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jason Isbell,  Grace Potter, JD Souther, Loudon Wainwright III, The Bangles, Shawn Colvin, Robert Randolph, Ani DiFranco, Shovels & Rope, Rodney Crowell, Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Matthew Sweet, Shawn Mullins, Ed Roland (Collective Soul), Todd Snider, Darrell Scott, John Oates, Matraca Berg

The Band

  • Accepted genres include Americana, Blues, Country, Folk, Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Acoustic acts are preferred, but plugged-in performances can also be accommodated

The Gig


  • Sets are 60 min each
  • Artists play 2-3 sets during the course of the weekend
  • Sound equipment (mics, PAs, monitors) will be supplied
  • Basic backline will be provided
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Lodging will be provided for the weekend of the festival
  • Meals provided on the night(s) of performance
  • Artists will be featured in press done by the festival
  • Artists can sell merch on-site