Hangout Music Festival 2011 Lineup

Beach Bum MMJ at Austin City Limits 2007

Only 190 miles and 107 days separate those in New Orleans from the 2nd Annual , and this year’s edition is a massive step up from last year’s already strong debut lineup. Over the long weekend, you might get to see singing “Under African Skies” on the beach, Yim Yames playing “Golden” by the shore and maybe Primus doing Sailing Through the Seas of Cheese in it’s entirety, these things can all be yours for the price of a 3-day band (ok, the last one is a huge stretch). Judging by the lineup and setting, it looks like musical transcendence will not be in short supply come late-May in coastal Alabama.

This is some serious talent playing on a seriously cool stage, featuring many of my favorite vets of the live music universe at the top (MMJ, WP, Black Keys, Flaming Lips, Primus, Ween and Cee Lo Green to name a few). For most festivals, a lot of the excitement is generally in the mid-level talent but this year the heavy hitters are punching my ticket. This year’s lineup is about as good as I could’ve possibly imagined and as of yet, may serve as the platform to debut tracks off of their forthcoming sixth LP, which is reportedly being released in May. As of now, this this is the Louisville, KY band’s first scheduled show of the spring before headlining appearances at Wakarusa and Mountain Jam. As for local acts, and are on the initial lineup (with many more surely to be added), with a few of the big acts having strong ties to the New Orleans and Gulf Coast area. For example, is a long-time staple at Jazz Fest, at UNO Lakefront Arena on Halloween, and the band (with the help of it’s fans built a house in the 9th Ward through Make It Right (“The House That Widespread Panic Fans Built“). Also, My Morning Jacket appeared at both Jazz Fest and Voodoo last year and the band played a show at Preservation Hall during last year’s Jazz Fest (filmed by Danny Clinch for a documentary). Should be a nice quaint gathering…

2011 Hangout Music Festival Lineup

Paul Simon
Widespread Panic

My Morning Jacket
Foo Fighters
Flaming Lips (make-up show for last year’s cancellation)
Cee Lo Green
Primus
Pretty Lights
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Bassnectar
Girl Talk
Ween
Matisyahu
Slightly Stoopid
Warren Haynes Band
Umphrey’s McGee
Galactic
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Drive-By Truckers
Amos Lee
Xavier Rudd
G. Love & Special Sauce
Medeski, Martin, & Wood
Keller Williams
Dead Confederate
Minus the Bear
Portugal. the man
Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights
Beats Antique, Truth & Salvage Co.
Rich Aucoin
Kristy Lee
Civil Twilight
A Thousand Horses
Roman Street

For more information, visit the festival’s main page and see below, TICKETS GO ON SALE TOMORROW –

Our one-of-a-kind music festival takes place May 20th – 22nd on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama – just minutes from the Florida border. Tickets go on-sale tomorrow Wednesday February 2nd at 9 am CST. More bands, amenities and activities will be announced in the coming weeks.

A limited quantity of festival tickets will be available for $159 and will go on-sale Wednesday, February 2nd at 9 am CST at www.hangoutmusicfest.com through Front Gate Tickets and at The Hangout Restaurant in Gulf Shores, AL. Once tickets at the $159 price level are sold-out, tickets will then go on-sale for $174. VIP ticket packages and travel packages start at $525 and are also available online or by phone at 1-888-512-SHOW.

WHEN: FRIDAY MAY 20th – SUNDAY MAY 22nd, 2011
WHERE: 101 EAST BEACH BLVD, GULF SHORES, ALABAMA
(JUST 15 MINUTES FROM FLORIDA /1 HOUR FROM THE PENSACOLA, FL AND MOBILE, AL AIRPORTS)

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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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