Unsigned Artists Have a Chance to Play the Mainstage of Hangout Music Festival 2016

Reach for the Beach to Play Hangout Fest92ZEW and Hangout Music Festival are giving unsigned artists in Alabama and the Gulf Coast area a shot to play the 2016 Hangout Music Festival Mainstage to kick-off the best weekend ever with the Reach for the Beach challenge. Not only will you get the fun started, you’ll get to stay all weekend, with your artist pass on your wrist!  Good time for schmoozin’ with today’s best musicians.

The competition is open for independent, unsigned musicians in Alabama. It is also open to artists in Mississippi and Florida if they are within a hundred miles of Gulf Shores, AL.

To be considered, get your BEST stuff to the ZEW before April 1, 2016 at 5pm, eat your lucky charms and rub your rabbits feet for good luck.

2014 reach for the beach winners, Underhill Family Orchestra from Mobile AL

2014 reach for the beach winners, Underhill Family Orchestra from Mobile AL

A panel of music judges will convene and check out all the entries, cast their votes and iron out the top six talents to go to the next level.

Each of the six finalists move into the live performance stage of the contest where they will be scheduled to play an opening set for a national recording artist during 92ZEW’s Countdown to Hangout Fest Free Concert Series.

Each week, finalists will be awarded scores based on a point system with the final score being a combination of points received from judges and audience attending their Countdown to Hangout Fest show.

A winner will be selected based on final scores and announced on TLC Show Apr. 4 on 92ZEW.


Snail Mail or Hand Deliver your entry to:

92ZEW Reach for the Beach Challenge
1100 Dauphin Street, Suite E
Mobile, AL 36604

 Good Luck and Rock On!! \m/  \m/




The 2015 winner, Jamell Richardson, had his set aired live on MTV with video and bio page uploaded as well.  Plus, he was immediately invited to perform with North Mississippi Allstars at the annual BB King Blues Festival in Indianola, MS.



This contest is open to unsigned artists anywhere in the state of Alabama or within 100 miles of Gulf Shores, AL.

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