Lips Flame out — Roots dig in – Hangout Beach Festival Changes



Alex B, Gift of Gab, and Big Gigantic Are Announced For The Friday Late Night Party

(Gulf Shores, Ala.) – Genre-crossing hip-hop band The Roots join the 2010 Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival lineup. The Roots, the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, are often hailed as one of the best live bands in hip-hop. When the festival learned that The Flaming Lips had cancelled a string of shows due to the hospitalization of guitarist Steven Drozd, The Roots stepped in to co-headline Alabama’s three-day beach party.

And for festival attendees who aren’t ready to call it a night after a full day of music, a late night show featuring Alex B, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), and Big Gigantic has been added for Friday, May 14. Festival revelers looking to keep the party going will move from the white sands of Gulf Shores and into The Hangout Restaurant. Tickets are $20 in advance/ $25 day of show, and are available through the festival website.

In March, the festival announced national headliners and Grammy winners Zac Brown Band and John Legend, plus Trey Anastasio & TAB, Ben Harper and Relentless7, The Black Crowes, Alison Krauss and Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas, Gov’t Mule and Ray LaMontagne. For a complete artist listing, see below.

Tickets to The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival are available online at as well as at The Hangout and Surf Style stores located along the central Gulf Coast. Ticket prices are $159 for a three-day pass. Limited day tickets are available for $79. VIP ticket packages and travel packages are still available starting at $500 and are available online or by phone at 1-888-512-SHOW. A wide assortment of lodging options is available surrounding the festival including traditional hotels and beachfront condos to camping at the local state park.

WHEN: Friday, May 14 – Sunday, May 16

WHERE: 101 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, Ala. (The Southern End of AL-Hwy 59)

PRICES: $159 Three-Day Pass / Limited $79 Day Passes / VIP Ticket And Travel Packages


CONFIRMED ARTISTS: Trey Anastasio and TAB, Zac Brown Band, John Legend, Ben Harper and Relentless7, The Black Crowes, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Gov’t Mule, The Roots, Ray LaMontagne, Jakob Dylan and Three Legs feat. Neko Case and Kelly Hogan, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Funky Meters, Blind Boys of Alabama, Matisyahu, Girl Talk, Guster, Brett Dennen, Keller Williams, Jerry Jeff Walker, Papa Mali & Friends, North Mississippi Allstars Duo, ALO, The Whigs, Ozomatli, OK Go, Orianthi, Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam, Pnuma Trio, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Toubab Krewe, Needtobreathe, Jeff Austin & Friends feat. Larry Keel, Matt Hires, A.A. Bondy, Rachel Goodrich, Moon Taxi, El Cantador, Kristy Lee, Roman Street, Kirsten Price, Honey Island Swamp Band, Wild Sweet Orange, Rustlanders, Ben Arthur, Hightide Blues, Jon Black, The Cary Laine Band, and Rollin’ in the Hay.

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