One of the nicest stretches of Florida coastline is 30A, the remote two-lane road that flits along the Gulf of Mexico and slips into small communities like Grayton Beach and Seaside in South Walton County.
If you take this road between Jan. 17 and 19, turn off the car radio and tune into music being played all along the coast.
This is the fifth year for the 30A Songwriters Festival and this time around there are more than 200 performances at 25 venues with more than 150 songwriters taking part.
Some names you may recognize would be Loudon Wainwright III, Ani DiFranco, Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, Richard Thompson, and Shawn Mullins. Even if you don’t know the others, the opportunity to appreciate the musical talents of a variety of artists in a setting as wonderful as South Walton County is something that should definitely make your social calendar.
If you go...
30A Songwriters Festival
Where: Various venues along Highway 30A in beach communities from South Walton to Seaside
Tickets and Information www.30asongwritersfestival.com