Hangout Festival 2013

Politics & Government
7:34 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Gulf Shores to Conduct Impact Study on Festival

Gulf Shores is approving a $12,500 study to gauge the impact of the Hangout Music Festival.

City leaders in Gulf Shores have voted to conduct a study to gauge the economic impact of the Hangout Music Festival.

   WALA-TV reports ( ) the mayor and city council voted unanimously Monday night to spend $12,500 on a six-week study that will compare the cost of hosting the event with lodging and sales tax revenue the festival generates.

   The city has hosted the three-day, beachfront festival for four years and officials say they want an independent examination of its impact on the city.

Hangout Festival
8:15 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Hangout Fest Opens Friday in Gulf Shores

The 3rd annual Hangout Festival opens today in Gulf Shores.

It's a big weekend for live music on the Alabama coast.

   The third annual Hangout Festival opens Friday on the public beach in Gulf Shores.

   Organizers say three-day festival passes are sold out, but single-day tickets are still available.

   Started during the BP oil spill in 2010, the Hangout Festival provides the coastal tourism industry with a big jumpstart on beach season.

   Acts this year include Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.