The 9th annual 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL - set for January 12-15, 2018 - has announced the initial HEADLINERS for the 2018 celebration of singers and songs. The festival, held in venues along scenic Highway 30A in Florida's South Walton County, will feature main stage performances in presenting partner Grand Boulevard's Town Center by esteemed artists Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, The Zombies, North Mississippi Allstars and Lee Ann Womack. Also confirmed for premier night time performances are Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Patty Griffin, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls with her solo Murmuaration Nation band, Shawn Mullins and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame members Mike Reid and Craig Wiseman.

Among the 175 stellar songwriters who will perform at the 2018 Festival are Tommy Stinson (the Replacements, Bash & Pop), John Gorka, Gretchen Peters, Jeffrey Steele, Kim Ritchey, Mary Gauthier, Jeff Black, Will Kimbrough, Dan Navarro, The War & Treaty, Wyatt Durette, Farewell Angelina, Griffin House, Levi Lowrey, Gabriel Kelley, Michael McDermott, Peter Case, Charlie Mars, Peter Bradley Adams, Chris Stills, Emerson Hart (Tonic), David Ryan Harris (John Mayer Band), David Hodges (Evanescence), Erick Baker, Heather Horton, Jesse Terry, Joe Crookston, Old Salt Union, Peter Karp, Randall Bramblett, Robby Hecht, Don Dixon and Marti Jones, Becky Warren, Alex Guthrie, Jemina & Selina, Mary Bragg, Blue Jays, Josh Osborne, Jaren Johnston, Mark Irwin, Jonathan Singleton, Jeremy Stover, Matt Dragstrem, Adam Hambrick, Jacob Davis, Austin Jenckes, David Berkeley, Davin McCoy, and Matt Hires. Confirmed artists will be added to the website and announced as the lineup is completed.

Net proceeds from the 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL benefit the CAA and help it to fulfill its mission to advance the arts throughout Walton County. Members of the CAA receive a 10% discount off weekend passes and admission to an exclusive performance on Wednesday, January 10th. Call (850) 622-5970 to become a member and take advantage of the discount.

For more information on the 2018 30A Songwriters Festival, including constant updates on confirmed artists, venues, and ticket purchase information, visit  www.30asongwritersfestival.com.