2023 30A songwriters festival

Such a fun long weekend at 30A. We rented a condo at Sea Crest through air bnb. It was perfect. First night we ate at Basmatis and then back to Alys Beach for first show. We were right up front and saw Mary Gauthier,Jamiee Harris, Kim Richey,Will Kimbrough, Gretchen Peter’s and Barry Leach. Amazing show!

First night show at Caliza at Alys Beach. We met a nice lady (next pic)mfrom Montgomery AL who invited us to a party Sunday
This is our new bff who invited us to her party Sunday. Her brother and Jimmy trained together at UMC in the 80s…
Pic from Debbie’s party. Jimmy and Will Kimbrough
Donna and I with Jamiee Harris after Friday night show .
Jamiee Harris,Mary Gauthier,Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey, Gretchen Peter’s and Barry Walsh . We had to sit on front side.
Setting up for Friday night
Paul Thorne! He’s from Tupelo. He’s so good. Loved his Hotty Toddy song! He was a treat to discover !
Our friends that sang at the Hair of the Dog show at Bud and ally’s. Saturday morning ! Loved all of them.
Kim Richey is so funny. We loved her! It was our second time to see her in 18 hours..
Grand Blvd

Saturday afternoon we heard Lyle Lovett, Ricky Lee Jones and Yola. Sunday afternoon was Morgan Wade, Gin Blossoms and Steve Earle. We did not love all the headliners this year. .but it’s fun to sit outside in big area with friends! Lots of good food trucks for lunch!

Saturday night we heard Sammi Accola. She was 21 and adorable. We had met here that morning and wanted to hear her. She is very open about her faith. She is from 30A and went to Belmont. She was a HIGHLIGHT ..

Brian White visiting with folks lined up before the 930 Gospel Brunch

Gospel Brunch is not to be missed. Karyn Williams ,Brian White and The Newsboys !

People were still coming in when they were singing this song!
Mary and Jamiee

Saturday night we saw Griffin House before we saw Mary Gauthier and Jamiee Harris.. Griffin has a great song about Mississippi Hippie.

Mercy Now! Take a listen. My VERY favorite song!
Donna and I SUPER happy on front row!

We love this songwriters festival.. We aren’t musical or songwriters but it’s just a fun thing to do! There are the most interesting people there. But we happen to have some friends from high school we go with!

PS ..Jimmy had a small injury on the way to 30A and this was the most talked about and photographed subject all 3 days! 👍🏻

Thumb at Mary Gauthier

7 responses to “2023 30A songwriters festival”

  1. jlmoore616

    Thumb still hurts. Nail is hanging on by a thread.
    Very well done blog post !!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ford

    Yes, so where do you go for a thumb injury in Florida ? The Tom Thumb store of course! A mixed bag of meds and snacks saved the day.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 🤣😂🤣😂👍🏻


  3. lucimoore

    Looks like fun, also looks like you need an editor! Contact my people! Sorry about your husbands finger… did you do it?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 😂 i need an editor bad. I wasn’t an English major in College ..
      My husband actually did it to himself. He slammed his own thumb in the car door.


  4. Mary

    Love your adventures! You do love meeting a celebrity!😍

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Angelyn

    Looks like lots of fun!!! Trying hard to “unsee” Jimmy’s finger!!! hahaha

    Liked by 1 person

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