John Lennon Bus at Hangout Festival


Hangout Music Festival Welcomes The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
Launches A ‘Battle of the Bands’ For Local Schools And Music Programs

CONGRATULATIONS Katawampus – Winners

Check out the Lennon Bus onsite near the Shaka Stage

Area Middle and High School Students Are Encouraged To Showcase Their

(Gulf Shores, Ala) – The Hangout Music Festival has joined The John
Lennon Educational Tour Bus to offer one talented local school band
the ultimate music experience – a chance to record on the John Lennon
Education Tour Bus and to perform at the 2011 Hangout Music Festival!
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Battle of the Bands, presented by
the Hangout Music Festival, Mobile Press Register and Independent
Weekly, will also award special prizes to the wining band’s school.

If you, or someone you know, are in a band and currently enrolled in
the 7th-12th grade in Baldwin County, Mobile County or Escambia County
schools, you are eligible to participate by submitting your video
through YouTube.

The 2nd annual Hangout Music Festival will take place May 20-22 on the
white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. The winner of the ‘John
Lennon Educational Tour Bus Battle of the Bands’ will play at the same
event as the Foo Fighters, Widespread Panic and Paul Simon! The ‘John
Lennon Educational Tour Bus Battle of the Bands’ will bring the
mission of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to the greater Mobile
area by encouraging music education and creativity to bring together
students from all backgrounds and musical influences.

‘John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Battle of the Bands’ will choose
five (5) finalists to perform live in front of a panel of judges on
May 1 at The Hangout restaurant in Gulf Shores, AL. Vote for your
favorite band starting April 21st, 2011. 1 popular favorite and 4
bands picked by music executives will be chosen to play at the final.
One band will be awarded the grand prize which includes: A
professional recording session on board the John Lennon Educational
Tour Bus, a slot on the 2011 Hangout Music Festival lineup, a free
entry to the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and prizes from Avid,
Epiphone, Audio-Technica, and Mackie. Plus, the winning band will be
awarded prizes for their school.

To Enter:

1) Upload a video your band’s songs on the official Hangout Music
Festival SchoolTube Page no later than April 21st 2011

2) Submit an official entry form at

3) Be currently enrolled in the 7th- 12th grade

About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus The John Lennon Educational
Tour Bus is a non-profit 501(c)(3) state-of-the-art mobile audio and
HD video recording and production facility. In its fourteenth year,
with the very newest technology and gear, the Bus continues to be
dedicated to providing young people with tours of the studios and
participation in free songwriting and multimedia production workshops.
With the assistance of three on-board engineers, students learn how to
write, perform, record, and produce original songs, produce and shoot
music videos and documentaries and complete a broadcast quality music
video – all in one day!

The Lennon Bus is committed to providing students with increased
access to music, audio, video, and broadcast technologies. The program
works together with local partners to create free events for middle,
high school, and college age students to tour the bus, and participate
in the production of music, video and digital photography projects
reflective of their ideas and concerns.