Hangout Fest Returns After 2-Year Break

Posted by Mike Cranston on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 at 8:13am.

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Coming soon, the Hangout Music Festival will be back on the beautiful Gulf Shores public beaches May 20 - 22. The Festival began in 2010 and has grown through the years bringing in more than 40,000 fans a day to the last festival in 2019. Hangout 2020 and 2021 did not happen due to Covid and loyal fans expect this comeback year to be better than ever. This beachside festival is considered one of the top destinations in the world for musical entertainment. The 2022 line up includes more than 80 acts. From Grammy award winning artists to local talent who won the battle of the bands to take the stage, year after year the Hangout Music Fest delivers the best names in pop, rock, rap, dance music and more but it’s the festival perks and location that makes this music fest a top-tier event. Located on the sugar white sands of the Gulf Shores public beach adjacent to the Hangout Restaurant, the Hangout Music Festival provides 13 separate experience areas where festival goers can enjoy everything from cooling off in swimming pools, swaying to the Gulf breezes in hammocks, enjoying delicious food, beach volleyball, a tropical spa, morning yoga sessions, sailing, roller disco and so much more. Anyone wanting a break from all that the festival has to offer can enjoy the many activities that the Gulf Coast provides. Whether it’s shopping, dining, amusement parks or water activities, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and the surrounding community has something for everyone. The Gulf Coast provides many of the options of a big city all with a small town feel and southern charm. The festival offers a shuttle service that runs every 30 minutes, making it easy for festival fans to enjoy the sun, sand and sweet music. What does the Hangout Music Festival mean to real estate investors? Hangout Fest provides national exposure, nationwide advertising, brings business to the area and gives back to the community with local community philanthropy and engagement.

National Exposure - when people talk about the Hangout Festival they talk about Gulf Shores. Once an unknown, sleepy, fishing village located at the bottom of the state of Alabama on the beautiful Gulf Coast, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are now well known vacation destinations bringing in 6.1 million visitors to Alabama’s coastal destination in 2019.

National Advertising – Hangout Fest brings in the music industry's top talent. It is also co-produced by Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. It’s not just the Hangout Festival that is being advertised and talked about, the Alabama Gulf Coast is being promoted as well.

Tourism – Beyond the 40,000 fans a day that are enjoying all that the Gulf Coast has to offer during Hangout Fest, these fans are falling in love with the area and returning year round for family vacations or weekend getaways.

Community Engagement - the Hangout Music Festival has sought to uplift the local community by investing in the area. Most recently $100,000 was donated to Gulf Shores City Schools to build a state of the art music lab including a recording studio, musical instruments and stage complete with sound and lighting.

I personally live in Gulf Shores because I love the small town, big beach. There is always something to do but with the southern charm of a small town. I own and rent condominiums on the beach because they are a great investment. My units more than pay for themselves with the rent they bring in. If you are interested in our small town, big beach, give me a call. I would love to help you find a property that is right for you. You can reach me, Mike Cranston, directly at 251- 504-1121 or on my website at

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