There are so many different festivals now-a-days, and one that I’ve never heard of until reacently is the Hangout Music Festival or Hangout Fest. Hangout Fest was recently delevoped by A.J. Niland and Shaul Zislin in 2010 and has been quite sucessful since. The festival is a three day event in Gulf shores, Alabama. The first festival in 2010 had an attendance of around 13,000 to 15,000 fans per day. The following year, it raised up to 35,000 per day, which was very good considering the festival was only one year in the making. The festival generated approximately $30 million for the economy of Gulf Shores.

The website states that Hangout Fest is, in fact, the only event of its kind. You can enjoy the sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees and diverse selection of touring artists. If people are from other states, they can lodge at varies condos throughout the area. Unlike other popular music festivals, Hangout Fest is in a tropical enviornment, that seems more comfortable and chill. Genres play at the event include indie rock, jam band, reggae, rock, electronica, funk, r&b, blues rock, and alternative.

The event begins on May 18 and continues to the 20th. There are shuttles that transport fans to and from where they are staying. Also, convieniently, you can set up free payment plans for Hangout tickets, including GA, VIP, and Super VIP passes, in addition to shuttle passes.

Here is a brief list of artists performing this year:

Dave Matthews Band

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Jack White

Coheed & Cambria

Mac Miller

Flogging Molly


Cage the Elephant



and many more…