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WaterColor Inn & Resort Welcomes the 2nd Annual 30A Songwriters Festival

Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (December 16, 2010) – A who's who of singer-songwriters will converge on Watercolor Inn & Resort and the Beaches of South Walton County in northwest Florida for the second annual 30A Songwriters Festival January 14-16 during the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. The resort located along Scenic Highway 30 A between Seaside and Grayton Beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico is one of the festival's primary hosts.

"We are proud to be a host for this festival that draws so many music industry greats to our stretch of northwest Florida beaches," said Eric Sather, general manager of WaterColor Inn & Resort. "We look forward to three nights and two days of stellar musical performances and we're excited festival organizers selected WaterColor Inn & Resort to provide a primary venue at our Fish Out of Water Restaurant for the songwriters to perform and hold workshops at other sites on property." Headliners include Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls; Jeffrey Steele; Shawn Mullins; Vicki Peterson of The Bangles; Rodney Crowell; Susan Cowsill from the 60's musical family The Cowsills; Tim Nichols; and Chely Wright.

For the best seat in the house within walking distance to the entertainment, WaterColor Inn & Resort offers music lovers a special weekend package beginning at $159 per person that includes a two night stay in the resort's gulf front inn; breakfast for two each morning; and two weekend festival passes – a $150 value for access to all shows along Scenic Highway 30A.

The Festival kicks off Friday, January 14 at 4:00 pm with an opening celebration for all artists and attendees at Pandora's in historic Grayton Beach.

From there, venues will be open for three nights and two days of songwriter performances, including intimate solo shows and "in the round" singing and storytelling sessions, along with large scale concerts in big outdoor venues. A weekend wrist band will allow access to all shows and workshops. Seating is first come, first served in all venues.

WaterColor Inn & Resort, one of the most celebrated resorts on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. Accommodations range from the intimate WaterColor Inn, with the cozy, relaxed feel of a beach home featuring rooms overlooking the pristine sugar white sand and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, to the resort's charming vacation homes. Located just a short walk from the beach and scenic Western Lake, WaterColor homes are roomy enough for groups or families to vacation together.

WaterColor Inn & Resort caters to guests of all ages, offering numerous amenities including a BeachClub, several swimming pools, tennis center, spa, and Kids Camp. Complimentary bicycles, kayaks and canoes make it easy for guests to ride to the neighboring town of Seaside, paddle through the Western Lake (a rare coastal dune lake) and hike the resort's woodland trail system. Golfers have three courses to choose from: the Tom Fazio-designed Camp Creek Golf Club, the Greg Norman-designed Shark's Tooth Golf Club, and the Origins course designed by Davis Love III for family and short play.

The resort's highly acclaimed Fish Out of Water restaurant overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and features Chef de Cuisine Philip Krajeck's specialties made from locally sourced and organic ingredients.

Throughout the year, WaterColor Inn & Resort hosts special events and retreat packages focusing on fitness, art, culinary and more.

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Watercolor Inn & Resort

HWY 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL


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