1. Songwriters Festival

The ninth annual 30A Songwriters Festival takes place Jan. 13-15 along County Highway 30A. Mainstage performances by Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, The Zombies, North Mississippi Allstars and Lee Ann Womack will be held in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center. Event will feature 175 songwriters and more than 225 performances at more than 25 venues in South Walton. For information and tickets, visit www.30asongwritersfestival.com/.

2. The REP

Folk-rock duo Ryanhood brings virtuosity, heart and humor to Santa Rosa Beach at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at The Repertory Theatre-Seaside. Tickets are $25 at lovetherep.com/ryanhood/.

3. Annual Mardi Gras Parade/Street Festival

DeFuniak Springs will "let the good times roll" as Krewe de Yak’s fifth annual Mardi Gras Parade and Festival takes place beginning at 11 a.m. Jan. 20 on Circle Drive. Food, fun, and family-friendly entertainment celebrate the Carnival season with a street fair, car show, parade and after party. For more information, call 419-5977 or email krewedeyak@gmail.com. Complete schedule of events is at www.krewedeyak.org.