written by Danny Smith
Everyone knows hanging out on the beach can be a little more expensive than your average vacation; even more so when you add Grammy family alongside other phenomenal and upcoming artists to the mix. Hangout Music Festival is returning to Gulf Shores, Alabama May 19th– May 21st for what could be arguably one of the U.S.’ best beach parties in the month of May. Since the festivals start in 2010, it has continued to come back each year with a great turnout. This year is looking to produce nothing short of another heady Hangout.
I have attended Hangout once before in 2015. It was a priceless weekend. Possibly the best accommodations I could have asked for and the music was superb. The setting is great, MUSIC on the BEACH, day and night. At the right times throughout the weekend you can catch beautiful sunsets dropping behind one of the main stages. You have options of either dancing away in the sand or simply chilling and digging your toes into the sand while listening to music at the two main stages. If you’re lucky the casual hula hoopers will be near for additional entertainment. Hangout also has a few other legit stages onsite as well. The mega drop has a pretty nice view if you like to get elevated.
So about that $309 General Admission ticket. It is a little steep but there is a ton of music to be seen ranging somewhere in between indie rock to EDM. An extra $50 will get you to the kickoff party Thursday night with Migos, Tchami, Cherub, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. I have seen the first three, total steal for $50. I counted at least twenty one acts I would like to hear that weekend. Some of which I have seen before (Twenty One Pilots, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis & A$AP Ferg), others I would love to see for the first time (Chance The Rapper, MGMT, Weezer, & Marshmello). Those are just a few of my personal interests but there are so many other choices to support a vast amount of listeners.
Lastly, you ain’t gotta go home but you can’t stay on the beach. Hangout Festival is not camping so you will need to find lodging accommodations. Think of it as Spring Break with friends. Get a bunch of people together and split a condo or hotel. Of course this whole trip is easier said than done. Ask around, most likely other people want that nudge to confirm they can get the ball rolling for Hangout this May. Who doesn’t enjoy a beach trip?