May 102010



May 10, 2010 (Gulf Shores, Ala.) – In light of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill affecting the Gulf Coast, the Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival (May 14 – 16) will be donating all ticket profits to regional charity efforts. The Hangout Festival will take place on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala. uniting people in the name of coastal recovery. Previously announced national headliners Zac Brown Band, Trey Anastasio, John Legend, The Roots and more will rally behind this needed call for environmental preservation, corporate responsibility and the preservation of our coastal communities’ livelihoods. In addition, two late-night benefit shows have been added to the schedule.

To raise additional funds for relief efforts, The Hangout Festival has added two late-night benefit shows. On Friday night, Alex B, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), and Big Gigantic will take the stage for a late-night dance party. One hundred percent of profits will be donated to Mobile Baykeeper. On Saturday night, Keller Williams’ Electronic Experiment will be playing a special show for The Rex Foundation and Mobile Baykeeper. The show will begin at midnight, with doors at 11 p.m.

Tickets to both events may be obtained in advance only, and a $5 donation is requested. Ticket information may be found at or

The oil spill continues to spew thousands of gallons of oil a day into the Gulf Coast, threatening the way of life for millions of Gulf Coast residents and business owners. The environmental impact will be felt for generations. This man-made catastrophe will have unprecedented effects on some of American’s most important ecosystems and delicate food chains.

The Hangout Festival is launching a three-pronged effort aimed at Gulf Coast recovery by organizing clean up volunteers, raising public awareness, and fundraising for the people, communities and habitats that have been devastated by this catastrophe.

All profits from the Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival will be donated to regional non-profits working to control environmental and economic damage from the disaster.

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