Gulf Shores and Orange Beach may be home to some of the freshest seafood along the Gulf Coast and 32 miles of the most beautiful beaches in the country, but springtime visitors can experience something even more special during their travels. Each May, since 2010, tens of thousands of people gather along the stretch of beach in front of the Hangout restaurant in Gulf Shores for the Annual Hangout Music and Arts Festival. Featuring a half-dozen individual stages, with more than 50 individual music acts, festival attendees are destined for an event experience like no other.
The Hangout Music Festival Layout
What began as a gathering of music and beach lovers in 2010 celebrating the beauty of the Alabama Gulf Coast while enjoying performances by national level and Grammy award winning artists, has evolved into one of the most famous events in the United States. As the event has expanded, so has the footprint, offering more room to accommodate the 30,000+ festival attendees each year. Hundreds of vendors line the edges of the beach offering food, drinks, funky clothing and collectible art, while the main attractions lead festival-goers to dip their toes in the sand.
Famous Artists and Popular Music
The main stages, which outfit the eastern and western edges of the festival footprint, offer continuous music from noon until closing each night. Highlighting the very best in current, classic and future music stars, the Hangout Music Festival has seen artists such as The Killers, Foo Fighters, Outkast, The Zac Brown Band, Phil Collins and countless others gracing the sugar white sand beaches with their talent. Each and every year, the headlining artists seem to get bigger and bigger, with Mumford & Sons and 21 Pilots set to close the evenings for the 2017 festivals. However, the real draw for the festival may in fact be the artists that grace the stages earlier in the day.
Nothing is more fun than rocking out to your favorite tunes under the warm Gulf Coast sun, and hundreds of artists have been entertaining people along the Gulf Shores beaches since the festival’s inception. Coastal favorites such as Michael Franti, Grace Potter, Matt & Kim, The Black Keys and The Flaming Lips have all helped to create an unbelievable music experience for those who grace the sandy coast the third weekend in May 2017.
While the basis for the festival has long been indie style artists during the day with big-time headliners at night, all genres of music are offered to attendees to both educate and entertain throughout the weekend. The addition of an entire stage dedicated to Electronic Dance Music style acts has drawn thousands of people to the event due to the fun, late night shows, and emerging hip-hop artists can be found setting the tone for the day with funky beats and smooth lyrics while attendees begin their festival day in the sand.
Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals has been a proud sponsor of the event since its very first year, and continues to offer the best selection of festival properties along the Alabama Gulf Coast. With properties ranging from nearby Gulf Shores condos within walking distance to the festival, or luxury beach homes in Orange Beach, festival attendees are sure to find the perfect Hangout Music Festival property with Kaiser Realty.
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