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  • How do I download the festival app?
    The festival app is available for download on both Iphone and android devices. It can be found in the App Store and in Google play. It is the most valuable resource you can utilize throughout the Festival, second only to your ears! You can pull up artists and determine where they are playing throughout the weekend. You can pull up a venue and determine who is booked there each day. You can also pull up the current time of day or night and determine who is playing at any given hour in each of the over 30 venues. Want more details on an artist? Pull up their bio in the app! Receive push notifications and tips from the event producers throughout the weekend. The app is very helpful.
  • How do musicians and agents submit to perform at the festival?
    Those interested in performing at the 30A Songwriters Festival may contact Russell Carter at 404-377-9900 or email russell@rcam.com.
  • How do I bid on auction items?
    Once the auction is live, you'll be able to create your account so you can begin bidding on items. Text “30AFest2024” to 76278 to register. All bidding occurs online. Browse and bid at 30AFest2024.givesmart.com Items will be showcased at the Grand Boulevard main stage both Saturday and Sunday during the event. On-site assistance will be available for registration and bidding.
  • When will the headliners and other performers be announced?
    Headliners and initial confirmed artists are historically announced in late Summer. The full lineup is typically announced in late Fall.
  • When will the schedule be released?
    The festival schedule is historically available in the app and on the website the week of the event.
  • When will the venue list be announced?
    As venue locations are confirmed, they are added to the event website and app.
  • Where will festival merchandise be sold?
    Official 30A Songwriters Festival merchandise will be available for sale Wednesday – Friday at Festival headquarters in WaterColor and Saturday and Sunday at the Main Stage in Grand Boulevard. Select festival merch is also available for purchase on the festival website at 30ASongwritersFestival.com.
  • Do all venues accept major credit cards?
    Please check each venue’s policies via their website, as they are all different.
  • Are chairs provided at all venues?
    At the Main Stage at Grand Boulevard, chairs are provided for VIP Area only. All general admission wristband wearers are encouraged to bring low-backed chairs or blankets. Chairs are provided in all other venues.
  • Where do proceeds from the festival go?
    The 30A Songwriters Festival is the major fundraiser for the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that champions the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education. The Festival’s success is critical to the success of the CAA, and your support as a ticket-buyer, partner or volunteer helps us provide an abundance of programs, services and support to the community.
  • What are the dates for 30A Songwriters Festival?
    The 30A Songwriters Festival is held on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in January every year. The 15th Annual event is scheduled for January 12-15, 2024.
  • How do I purchase a ticket?
    All levels of 30A Songwriters Festival tickets are available for purchase by clicking the link below.
  • What is your refund policy?
    The 30A Songwriters Festival does not offer any refunds or exchanges for any reason. There are no exceptions. We recommend you opt to add the insurance option to your ticket purchase during the checkout process. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
  • Will single day tickets be available?
    Single day tickets are available for the 2024 30A Songwriters Festival. Options include a Saturday Day + Night pass, a Sunday Day + Night pass, and a Saturday & Sunday Day + Night pass. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below.
  • Where is the festival box office and will call located?
    The 2024 Festival Headquarters is located in the WaterColor Resort at Marina Park next to the WaterColor LakeHouse venue. Marina Park 238 Watercolor Blvd West MAP to Festival Headquarters This will be the location for Box Office, Will-Call, Sponsor Check-in, Media Check-in, Artist Check-in and Volunteer Check-in. Look for directional signage to specific locations. WATERCOLOR BOX OFFICE & FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS TENT 238 Watercolor Blvd West, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL 32459 850.622.5970 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 | 4PM - 7PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 | 10AM - 10PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 | 10AM - 10PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 | 10AM - 2PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 | 10AM - 2PM GRAND BOULEVARD BOX OFFICE AT MAIN STAGE 585 Grand Blvd. Box office kiosk is located between Tommy Bahama and Cantina Laredo across from William Sonoma 850.622.5970 SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 | 9AM - 3PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 | 9AM - 3PM
  • What are the box office hours?
    WATERCOLOR BOX OFFICE & FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS TENT 238 Watercolor Blvd West, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL 32459 850.622.5970 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 | 4PM - 8PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 | 10AM - 10PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 | 10AM - 10PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 | 10AM - 2PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 | 10AM - 2PM . GRAND BOULEVARD BOX OFFICE - WILL CALL 585 GRAND BOULEVARD Box Office Kiosk is located between Tommy Bahama and Cantina Laredo (across from Williams Sonoma) SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 | 9AM - 2PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 | 9AM - 2PM FESTIVAL MERCH STORE LOCATED INSIDE VENUE.
  • Will my wristband allow me into any venue I choose?
    Access into all official venues is on a first-come, first-served basis and most venues are not cleared after each set. Please make proper accommodations if there are certain performers you’d like to hear. There is ample room for all ticketed guests throughout all the venues.
  • What happens if I lose my wristband?
    Wristbands are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and cannot be replaced.
  • Can I take my wristband off?
    Wristbands should not be removed and must be worn all four days for entry into venues. If you put them on so that they slip off, we will not be able to replace lost wristbands.
  • What do I do if my wristband is too tight?
    The Box Office will be able to cut the wristband off and put a new one on your wrist. Please do not bring wristbands that have already been cut off of someone’s wrist.
  • Does my wristband allow me to see all of the artists?
    Wristbands allow you to get into any of the venues that are not already at capacity. Because of Fire Marshall regulations, there is a finite number of people who can be in a given venue. The wristband does not include special add-on performances which may be ticketed separately.
  • Can someone pick up my wristband for me?
    To pick up a ticket for yourself or other members of your party, you must have the FreshTix confirmation.
  • Where can I exchange my receipt/tickets for wristbands?
    To be admitted to any venue, each person must have a wristband. Wristbands are only available at the Festival Box Offices. You may exchange your receipt/hard ticket for wristbands at the Box Office. Day passes can be exchanged for wristbands at the Main Stage Box Office, if available. WATERCOLOR BOX OFFICE & FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS TENT 238 Watercolor Blvd West, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL 32459 850.622.5970 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 | 4PM - 7PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 | 10AM - 10PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 | 10AM - 10PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 | 10AM - 2PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 | 10AM - 2PM . GRAND BOULEVARD BOX OFFICE - WILL CALL 585 GRAND BOULEVARD Box Office Kiosk is located between Tommy Bahama and Cantina Laredo (across from Williams Sonoma) SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 | 9AM - 3PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 | 9AM - 3PM FESTIVAL MERCH STORE LOCATED AT HEADQUARTERS (WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY) AND MAIN STAGE VENUE (SATURDAY - SUNDAY).
  • Do children have to wear wristbands?
    Everyone must have a wristband in order to get into a venue. There is no children’s discount. Evening shows may not be appropriate for children of any age.
  • Are all ticketed VIP experiences the same?
    Each VIP ticket has different levels of entitlements. Please read your ticket carefully.
  • What is the difference between General Admission, VIP, and Premier VIP?
    General Admission Weekend Passes: Access to all venues throughout the 4-day weekend on a first come, first served basis VIP Weekend Passes: Weekend Passes PLUS exclusive access at the Grand Boulevard Headline Stage which includes VIP seating, access to the VIP Lounge, Complimentary food and beverages, VIP restrooms Premier VIP Passes: Weekend Passes PLUS exclusive access at the Grand Boulevard Headline Stage which includes everything offered in VIP, PLUS special seating closest to the Grand Boulevard Headline Stage Transportation VIP Passes: Weekend Passes PLUS exclusive access at the Grand Boulevard Headline Stage which includes everything offered in VIP, PLUS special seating closest to the Grand Boulevard Headline Stage PLUS private transportation and reserved seating in some of the evening venues.
  • What is the festival's policy on service animals?
    The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) abides by all national, state, and local regulations regarding service animals. For United States entities: Under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are not considered service animals. Please call the CAA office at 850.622.5970 for assistance. Americans with Disabilities Act Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA Florida Statute XXX, 413.08 Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes : Online Sunshine (state.fl.us)
  • What is the festival's health protocol?
    We will announce any health precautions for the 2024 festival closer to the event date, should they be necessary.
  • What is the policy regarding talking during the shows?
    Most venues are listening rooms only, so please be respectful of your neighbors and keep talking to a minimum. You may be asked to take your conversation outside of a venue if it becomes a nuisance to those around you.
  • Can one person in a party save seats for other persons in that party?
    No. We have a strict policy of no saving seats. All persons in your party must enter the venue at the same time.
  • What items are prohibited during the festival?
    Weapons of any kind, explosives, outside food and beverage, illegal substances, smoking, strollers, professional photography equipment and drones (must be previously approved and credentialed), bad attitudes.
  • If I have a VIP wristband, is there dedicated parking?
    At Grand Boulevard there is a VIP parking area north of the park that is available on a first come first serve basis, as those parking spaces are limited. We highly recommend arriving early.
  • Do you have shuttles?
    Shuttles will be provided for the Main Stage shows on Saturday and Sunday from the overflow lot at Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Shuttle buses will run continuously each day from 10:00am – 5:00pm. The shuttle parking lot is located at Silver Sands east of Starbucks. Shuttles will deliver ticket holders to the Grand Boulevard shuttle stop located next to Tommy Bahama, which is also where patrons will access their return shuttle.
  • Where can I find parking?
    Parking is located near the venues on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP parking is at the Main Stage only and is located on the north side of the venue on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see directional signage.

2023 SILENT AUCTION

The 2023 30A Fest Silent Auction is now open! Browse and bid on incredible items including a custom-made guitar, electric bike, original art works, vacation packages, event tickets and more. 

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INFO

With more than 175+ artists performing at over 30 different venues, getting the most of your festival experience just takes a little bit of planning. Here are the answers to your fellow festival goer’s most-asked questions.

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