Insider’s Guide to the 30A Songwriters Festival

30A Songwriters Festival

Scenic Hwy 30A is known for many things – high-end shopping and dining, coastal bike riding and water sports, and above all else, the sugar-white sands and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s the perfect location to take in the beautiful sounds of live music.

Hwy 30A Events

The ninth annual 30A Songwriters Festival will again be held at various venues in South Walton on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend, January 12 - 15, 2018. The Pointe, managed by ResortQuest, a stunning new 68-room, boutique, hotel-style resort will officially kick off the 2018 festival as the host of the VIP wine and food tasting event on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th, from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Events in Northwest Florida Beaches

This will be the first year for the VIP wine and food tasting as part of the 30A Songwriters Festival. Each evening will begin with oysters and champagne on the Rooftop Sanctuaryoverlooking Rosemary Beach and the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico. Guests will taste dishes specially prepared to compliment and reflect the wines curated by fine wine import specialist Adam Caperton.

Food and Wine Events in Florida

“We are so honored to host this first-time event,” said Heather Smolarek, general manager of The Pointe. “When you combine a beautiful property on Scenic Highway 30A with great food, wine and music — you really have the best of everything a coastal lifestyle offers, don’t you?”

The 30A Songwriters Festival is a four-day music festival hosted in venues ranging from intimate listening rooms to spacious outdoor amphitheaters, amid the scenic backdrop of the 30A area. The festival features more than 175 songwriters and over 200 performances. Confirmed headliners for 2018 include Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Ann Wilson of Heart, the Zombies, Patty Griffin, the North Mississippi Allstars and Lee Ann Womack, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls with her Murmuration Nation Band and Shawn Mullins. To purchase tickets for the event visit

Northwest Florida Music Festivals

Since opening in March, The Pointe has become one of the hottest new addresses on Highway 30A. Located in Inlet Beach at the east end of 30A, it is situated directly across the street from the high-end shops and dining at 30Avenue, and within walking distance to still more dining, shopping and attractions within the beautiful beach towns of Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach. To book lodging for your stay during the Songwriters Festival, click here.