The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival 2010

When you think about the Gulf Coast, the state of Florida often comes to mind. Florida is alluring to many because of the number of theme park related attractions, spring break facilities, and a variety of sugar white beaches to choose from. But- this often leaves other cities and states running along the coast overshadowed.

Orange Beach, Alabama, a “fast growing modern resort,” and its neighboring city, Gulf Shores, Alabama are two shining examples of the lack of full exposure to the beauty the Gulf Coast has to offer.

Orange Beach/Gulf shores are practically one in the same, with only a couple of miles dividing the barrier between the two cities. Both are well-known for their luxurious beach front rental homes and lush restaurants.

There is one exception, however. The Hangout Beach Music & Art Festival will be held on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama May 14-16 this year. It is the “first ever large-scale festival on the beach,” and will be open each day from noon to 11 pm.

The Hangout Beach Music & Art Festival is a three day “sun-soaked” event, which will include four stages, with two main stages rising up from the sand. There will be a diversified line up of 60-plus artists parading around the stages.

John Legend, The Black Crowes, The Flaming Lips, Matisyahu, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Jakob Dylan & Three Legs, Gov’t Mule, and OK GO are just a fraction of the artists you’ll see at this electrifying music festival, but be sure and get your tickets in advance, because there is a limit of only 35,000 people per day allowed through the gates.

You can find all the information you need regarding festival faq’s, directions, and ticket information by visiting

Music+ fun in the sun= pure satisfaction.