The first major music fest to be held at the beach on Alabama’s Gulf Shores island is scheduled for May 14-16, 2010.
The four stages for The Hangout Beach, Music & Arts Festival will highlight some pretty terrific talent over the three-day event, with music playing non-stop from noon to 11 p.m. each of those days.
Some of the acts are still being finalized—the plan is to have more than 60 bands—but you are sure to find some favorites among this initial slate:Zac Brown Band John Legend Alison Krauss and Union Station (featuring Jerry Douglas) The Flaming Lips
The Black Crowes Gov’t Mule Michael Franti and Spearhead Trey Anastasio and TAB
Rodrigo Y Gabriela Blind Boys of Alabama Ben Harper and Relentless 7
Matisyahu Girl Talk Roman Street
Guster Brett Dennen Kristy Lee
Keller Williams Funky Meters
Jerry Jeff Walker A.L.O. The Whigs Ray LaMontagne
Ozomatli OK GO Orianthi Pnuma Trio Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears Toubab Krewe Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam El Cantador
Mat Hires A.A. Bondy North Mississippi All-stars
Rachel Goodrich Moon Taxi
Public three-day passes cost $159. One-day passes may become available at a later date. For details on ticket purchases, as well as more bands and other to-be-announced activities, check out The Hangout Beach, Music & Arts Festival website.
Planning for the festival is easier when you make your lodging reservations through Meyer Real Estate. Choose from the island’s largest number of houses and condos on or near the beach. Stay in Gulf Shores for easy festival access. Or get the fourth night FREE in Orange Beach, Fort Morgan or Perdido Key when using the promo code XMUS.