As a residency requirement, artists must give a public performance as a contribution to the community. Often produced in partnership with The REP Theater in Seaside, their readings, screenings, lectures and performances attract meaningfully engaged audiences and bring a diversity of cultural programs to the 30A community.  

2019 Performance Schedule



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JANUARY 27th 2:00 PM at The Seaside Town Assembly Hall

168 Smolian Circle, North end of the Lyceum in Seaside

Piano Concert   Photography Exhibition  Reception

Tickets:  $25 each at

Virtuoso Pianist Jacob Mason burst upon the classical music world at the age of fourteen when he won a commanding sweep of prestigious national concerti prizes with the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1.  Now twenty, Mason is renowned as a charismatic solo and collaborative pianist specializing in the most difficult classical and modern piano repertoire. He will perform a selection of masterworks by famous American composers including Gershwin, Ives, Cage, Sessions. and E2C composers  Dorothy Hindman, Dennis Kam and Lee Hyla. The arresting images of contemporary portrait photographer Tom Stykowicz are collected in museums and corporations through- out the west and mid-west.  Styrkowicz’s  compelling portrait of our community, Seaside:  Place and People , will be on exhibit during concert and reception. 


FEBRUARY 15th, 7:30 PM

 Linda McRae

The REP Theatre 

Singer Songwriter     Multi-Instrumentalist    

Tickets $25 each at 

Awarded International singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Linda McRae returns to Escape To Create and The REP to perform an unforgettable collection of original songs and share stories of life on the road as our 6th annual Valentine to 30A concert.  One of Canada’s most captivating recording artists with an awarded career spanning three decades, McRae is celebrated for her soulful voice, memorable lyrics and extraordinary musicianship on guitar, clawhammer banjo, accordian and stompboard. In 2016 she was honored by her homeland Canada as the inaugural artist of the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame. Her rousing, blues and gospel infused song Be Your Own Light, “a song for the ages,” won first place in the  2017 Family Folk Chorale Songwriting Competition (Boston, MA). 

THANK YOU for your support of the distinguished artists of Escape To Create.  Their readings and performances are an important contribution to the cultural vitality of our community.  Your ticket purchase supports E2C residencies, programming and educational outreach throughout Walton County. To learn more about our organization and our role in community building,  visit