How to Navigate this Year’s 30A Songwriters Festival

The 30A Songwriters Festival returns to South Walton Florida this winter with more impact than ever. With 25 venues woven throughout the area, 225 performances, and over 174 artists, the event ensures a four day weekend jam-packed with great music. This beachfront town is the perfect setting for the festival, providing stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico as you walk from venue to venue. Start planning your trip by downloading our free Vacation Guide, and keep reading to understand why Adagio is the best place to stay while attending the 30A Songwriters Festival.

Vacation Guide

A Look Into the 30A Songwriters Festival

Location Is Key!

Staying at the Adagio provides easy access to various venues, with the closest just a short 5-minute drive away. But for performances further down the beach, the festival provides an all-day shuttle service, taking the stress out of getting to all the artists on your list! And because the festival is woven throughout South Walton, it’s easy to take a break from the action and grab a meal at one of the many oceanfront restaurants.

Pearl’s Havana Beach Bar is a triple threat with delicious brunch, one of the best Bloody Mary bars in the area, and of course, a waterfront view. Bud and Alley’s offers an upscale setting complete with rooftop dining, while The Craft Bar serves locally brewed beers and light appetizers. But once you step out the door and return to the streets of South Walton, you’ll be instantly submerged back into the excitement of the festival!

Why Attend the 30A Songwriters Festival?

The 30A Songwriters Festival attracts visitors from all over the country through their goals of creating an unforgettable experience and in bringing awareness to The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA). This private non-profit is the center of focus for the festival, as the event is a major fundraiser in support of the organization. In the past, artists like rock legend Cheap Trick, Drivin N Cryin, and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame Emily Lou Harris have performed to aid the festival’s effort in reaching these goals.

The CAA is so special because it recognizes the importance of art and how its creation begins with students. Through proceeds gained through the 30A Songwriters Festival, the CAA is able to implement and improve schools’ art programs, provide students with college scholarships, and offer local visual arts classes to anyone open to learning. The ability of the CAA to thrive is dependent on the success of the festival, meaning the event will always be a top-notch experience. With this in mind, the ticket you buy will directly impact the CAA, giving you one more reason to attend the 30A Songwriters Festival!

A Relaxing Return to AdagioAdagio Gulfside Room

After a day of singing and dancing, Adagio is a perfect retreat to return to. The on-site amenities we offer are key to helping you unwind from your exciting outing. Reflect back on the events of the day as you relax in the 15-foot diameter hot tub, or take advantage of the serene ocean views from the comfort of your room when you book one of our gulfside units. If you’ve been restaurant hopping and are tired of eating out, feel free to use one of the grilling areas for the familiarity of a home-cooked meal. Finally, a good night’s sleep in a freshly made bed will leave you feeling rejuvenated and re-energized to enjoy yet another day at the 30A Songwriters Festival.