The Hangout Music Festival is an annual three-day music festival held at the Gulf Shore beaches. The festival is produced by Sean O’Connell in partnership with Goldenvoice. Being involved in Hangout since its inception, O’Connell became the director of the festival in 2013. It is the first major music festival to be held on the beach in Gulf Shores and generally takes place on the third weekend in May.
The Hangout Music Festival was founded in November 2009 by A.J. Niland, Shaul, and Lilly Zislin- the proprietor of the festival’s namesake restaurant ‘The Hangout’. The festival received approval from the Gulf Shores city council in December 2009 as well as a permit to perform an hour later than normally allowed under city noise laws.
Hangout Fest features many genres of music including rock, indie, hip hop, alternative, electronic dance music, etc. The festival boasts stages such as Hangout stage, Surf stage, Boom Boom Tent, and more. The festival has been nominated multiple times for “The Festival of the Year” at the concert industry’s Pollstar Award as well as the IEBA Awards and won the Pollstar Award in 2012.
The Hangout Festival welcomes those 18 and over with 3-day wristbands subject to In/Out privileges. The lineup and the schedule of events are subject to change. Enjoy the Hangout Fest, rain or sun from May 17th -19th, 2019, at the Gulf Shores beach in Alabama.