Gulf Shores, AL

Countdown to The Hangout Music Fest

Gulf Shores, Alabama, is the hub for upcoming musicians, contemporary artists, and spring breakers of all ages. For this reason, there are several fairs and festivals for you to experience. At Anchor Vacations, our team particularly enjoys the nearby music festival, The Hangout Music Fest. Dozens of our vacation rentals are within walking distance of this annual attraction. The Hangout Music Fest is one of a kind, and you haven’t lived until you’ve experienced the beach-bound festival. Join us in the countdown to our beloved Alabama music festival!

67 Artists in the Hangout Music Festival Lineup

The musical acts change from year to year; One stage may be a breakthrough rock band while the stage next door features a legendary rapper. Before arriving at The Hangout Fest, make your own schedule so that you can see all the musicians that you enjoy listening to. Some big-name acts who’ve performed in past years include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Marshmello, Lana Del Rey, Cage The Elephant, Illenium, Kane Brown, T-Pain, Louis The Child, and many more!

15 Gulf Shores ActivitiesGulf Shores, AL

While The Hangout Music Fest is mainly about music, the annual festival has developed its own culture over the years through its one-of-a-kind activities. Since the Alabama music festival is located on the beach, there are two areas for visitors to swim, dance, and play. The Monster Energy Beach Club helps guests get pumped up by dancing all day at beach parties. Then you can take a quick dip in the ocean to cool off and re-energize for the evening festivities. At the nearby Corona Beach, visitors can play a competitive game of volleyball while sipping on a chilled Corona or two. Browse some additional activities listed below. Our team’s favorite is the puppy kissing booth, of course!

  • Malibu Beach House: DJs host beachside dance parties all weekend long. And since Malibu hosts it, you can count on a menu offering ice-cold Malibu frozen cocktails.
  • Roller Disco: Head to the roller rink with your new Hangout Fest friends and put your roller skating skills to the test.
  • Tropical Spa: Feel beautiful from the inside to the outside at Tropical Spa! You can enjoy a relaxing massage or get a gorgeous hairstyle topped with glitter—colored spray and all. Tropical Spa even offers a Hydration IV treatment. Now there’s no excuse for dehydration!
  • Hang Out Yoga: When the clock strikes 11:30 a.m., yoga begins on the Great Lawn. All visitors are welcome to participate no matter their skill level.

5 Types of Hangout Fest Tickets

Guests can choose from five kinds of Hangout Fest tickets. A: General Admission, VIP, Super VIP, Big Kahuna, and Cabana. General Admission, the most popular ticket option, includes access to all music performances and festival activities. VIP tickets include complimentary drinks all weekend, preferred viewing areas, and VIP-only hangout areas. Super VIP tickets include elevated viewing areas at the Hangout Stage, hot tub access, golf cart shuttles, and gourmet meals prepared by award-winning chefs. Big Kahuna and Cabana tickets include all of the above amenities with personalized service and fast passes. Reference the Hangout Fest Tickets page for additional information.

3 Unforgettable Days on the Beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama

The Hangout Fest is best known for its breathtaking location on the sugary white beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. This award-winning Alabama music festival is a quick drive away from Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile’s airports, so visitors from all parts of the country attend. The Hangout Fest duals as a vacation and a music festival. With a concert to your left and the ocean to your right, you have the best of both worlds. Take full advantage of the festival’s exciting activities because you never know when you may meet your new lifelong friends!

Countless Vacation Rentals with Anchor VacationsJulia's by the Sea, Fort Morgan

When the last concert of the evening ends, head back to your Anchor Vacations rental. Our Julia’s By The Sea vacation rental is a wonderful option for groups of 13 festival-goers. Located in Gulf Shores, Alabama, this charming resort is tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac which faces the Bon Secour federal wildlife preserve. We guarantee you’ll have a restful night of sleep here! There are also several lively and affordable restaurants near our rentals, so you can eat before enjoying another day of live music in Gulf Shores. Start making your lodging accommodations today because the week of The Hangout Fest books quickly! For assistance finding the perfect vacation rental, talk to our staff at 800-334-5107.