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The Hangout and Beach Music Arts Festival

| posted on March 16, 2010

March 15, 2010 (Gulf Shores, AL) — The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival has added eight more acts to its May 14th – 16th lineup. The newest artist additions include Jakob Dylan and Three Legs featuring Neko Case and Kelly Hogan, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, NEEDTOBREATHE, Jeff Austin & Friends featuring Larry Keel, Kirsten Pierce, Timmy Curran, Wild Sweet Orange and Rustlanders. Last month, the festival announced national headliners and Grammy winners Zac Brown Band and John Legend, plus Trey Anastasio & TAB, The Flaming Lips, Ben Harper and Relentless7, The Black Crowes, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Gov’t Mule and Ray LaMontagne. For a complete artist listing, see below.

The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival will host a live radio broadcast throughout the weekend featuring backstage interviews and performances, live video streaming, and festival updates and info. The festival is also planning a shuttle system to improve safety, parking, and traffic flow for residents and festival patrons. More details will be announced soon.

With performances taking place on four stages including two main stages on the beach, the festival hopes to bring the Gulf Coast into the national music scene. In addition, festival organizers have other activities still to be announced. Attendance will be limited to 35,000 people per day.

Festival tickets are available online at hangoutmusicfest.com as well as at The Hangout and Surf Style stores along the central Gulf Coast. Ticket prices are $159 for a three-day pass and limited $82 day passes will be available. VIP ticket packages and travel packages start at $500 and are available online or by phone at 1-888-512-SHOW. A wide assortment of lodging options is available surrounding the festival including traditional hotels and beachfront condos to camping at the local state park.

WHEN: Friday, May 14th – Sunday, May 16th
WHERE: 101 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, AL
(The Southern End of AL-Hwy 59)
PRICES: $159 Three-Day Pass / Limited $82 Day Passes / VIP Ticket And Travel Packages
WEB SITE: www.hangoutmusicfest.com

CONFIRMED ARTISTS: Trey Anastasio and TAB, Zac Brown Band, John Legend, Ben Harper and Relentless7, The Black Crowes, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Gov’t Mule, The Flaming Lips, Ray LaMontagne, Jakob Dylan and Three Legs feat. Neko Case and Kelly Hogan, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Funky Meters, Blind Boys of Alabama, Matisyahu, Girl Talk, Guster, Brett Dennen, Keller Williams, Jerry Jeff Walker, North Mississippi All-stars, ALO, The Whigs, Ozomatli, OK GO, Orianthi, Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam, Pnuma Trio, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears, Toubab Krewe, Needtobreathe, Jeff Austin & Friends feat. Larry Keel, Matt Hires, A.A. Bondy, Rachel Goodrich, Moon Taxi, El Cantador, Kristy Lee, Roman Street, Kirsten Price, Timmy Curran, Wild Sweet Orange, Rustlanders.

For more information, please visit hangoutmusicfest.com or contact Crissa Requate (crissa@musicallies.com) at Music Allies (828-252-6300 x703)