Hangout Music Festival 2015

Hangout Music Festival 2015

May 14, 2015 - May 17, 2015
May 14, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores


The Hangout Music Festival (commonly referred to as Hangout Fest or Hangout) is an annual three-day music festival held at the public beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama.[1][2] It was founded by A.J. Niland and Shaul Zislin in 2010, and is produced by Huka Entertainment. The event features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music. The main stages are the Hangout Stage and the Chevrolet Stage (located on opposite ends of the beach), as well as the Boom Boom Tent and more. The festival generally takes place on the third weekend in May. It is the first major music festival held on the beach in the city.[1][3][4]

Notable acts that have performed at Hangout Fest include The Avett Brothers, Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, Widespread Panic, Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Stevie Wonder, OutKast, The Killers and The Black Keys. Acts such as the Trey Anastasio Band, The Flaming Lips, Moon Taxi and Bassnectar have performed several times at the festival.

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Foo Fighters
Zac Brown Band
American musician and singer-songwriter
bornJuly 8, 1970
Los Angeles, United States

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Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the death of Kurt Cobain and the resulting dissolution of his previous band. The group got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as foo fighters.

Prior to the release of Foo Fighters' 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as the only official member, Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, both formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear to complete the lineup. The band began with performances in Portland, Oregon. Goldsmith quit during the recording of the group's second album, The Colour and the Shape (1997), when most of the drum parts were re-recorded by Grohl himself. Smear's departure followed soon afterward.

They were replaced by Taylor Hawkins and Franz Stahl, respectively, although Stahl was fired before the recording of the group's third album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999). The band briefly continued as a trio until Chris Shiflett joined as the band's lead guitarist after the completion of There Is Nothing Left to Lose. The band released its fourth album, One by One, in 2002. The group followed that release with the two-disc In Your Honor (2005), which was split between acoustic songs and heavier material. Foo Fighters released its sixth album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, in 2007. In 2010, it was confirmed that Smear had officially rejoined the band after having toured with Foo Fighters as an unofficial member since 2005. The band's seventh studio album, Wasting Light, produced by Butch Vig was released in 2011, in which Smear returned as a full member. In November 2014, the band's eighth studio album, Sonic Highways, was released as an accompanying soundtrack to the Grohl-directed 2014 miniseries of the same name.

Over the course of the band's career, four of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album. As of 2015 the band's eight albums have sold 12 million copies in the US alone.[4]


Zac Brown Band is an American country music band based in Atlanta, Georgia, on the Southern Ground Artists label. The lineup consists of Zachry Alexander "Zac" Brown (born August 1, 1978) (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy De Martini (fiddle, vocals), John Driskell Hopkins (born May 3, 1971) (bass guitar, guitar, baritone guitar, banjo, ukulele, upright bass, vocals[1]), Coy Bowles (guitar, keyboards), Chris Fryar (born November 22, 1970) (drums), Clay Cook (born April 20, 1978) (guitar, keyboards, mandolin, steel guitar, vocals), Matt Mangano (bass guitar), and Daniel de los Reyes (percussion).

The band has released four studio albums, three of which have been in collaboration with Atlantic Records, along with two live albums, one greatest hits album, and two extended plays. They have also charted sixteen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, of which twelve have reached number 1: "Chicken Fried", "Toes", "Highway 20 Ride", "Free", "As She's Walking Away", "Colder Weather", "Knee Deep", "Keep Me in Mind", "Goodbye in Her Eyes", "Sweet Annie", "Homegrown", and "Loving You Easy". Their first Atlantic album, The Foundation, is certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, while its follow-ups, You Get What You Give and Uncaged (Opened at No. 1 with 234,000 sales), are certified platinum. Artists with whom they have collaborated include Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett, Kid Rock, Amos Lee, String Cheese Incident, Trombone Shorty, Joey + Rory, Jason Mraz, Dave Grohl, Chris Cornell and Avicii.


Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell;[2][3] July 8, 1970),[4] known by the stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, and he became well known for creating musical collages of a wide range of styles. His later recordings encompass folk, funk, soul, hip hop, alternative rock, country and psychedelia. He has released 12 studio albums, as well as several non-album singles and a book of sheet music.

Born in Los Angeles in 1970, Beck discovered hip hop and folk music in his teens and began to perform locally at coffeehouses and clubs. He moved to New York City in 1989 and became involved in the city's small but intense anti-folk movement. After returning to his hometown in the early 1990s, he cut his breakthrough single "Loser", which became a worldwide hit in 1994. His 1996 album Odelay produced hit singles, topped critic polls and won several awards. He released the stripped-down Mutations in 1998, and the funk-infused Midnite Vultures in 1999. The downcast, acoustic Sea Change (2002) showcased a more serious Beck, and 2005's Guero returned to sample-based production. The Information (2006) was inspired by electro-funk and hip hop, and Modern Guilt (2008), likewise, by 1960s music. In February 2014, Beck released the album Morning Phase. It won Album of the Year at the 57th Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015.

With a pop art collage of musical styles, oblique and ironic lyrics, and postmodern arrangements incorporating samples, drum machines, live instrumentation and sound effects, Beck has been hailed by critics and the public throughout his musical career as being among the most creative and idiosyncratic musicians of 1990s and 2000s alternative rock. Two of Beck's most popular and acclaimed recordings are Odelay and Sea Change, both of which were ranked on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The four-time platinum artist has collaborated with several artists and has made several contributions to soundtracks. Beck is married to actress Marissa Ribisi, and is a Scientologist.

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Another Pass Through Hangout Music Festival 2015
Houston Press  –  May 20, 2015
The Hangout Music Festival is arguably the best music festival in the country. Multiple factors contribute to the statement including the strong and diverse musical lineup, the grounds on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, the mostly cheerful attendees ...
Hangout Festival 2015: Day 3 Highlights From Beck, Phantogram, My Morning Jacket, Tove Lo & More [PHOTOS]  –  May 18, 2015
The 2015 Hangout Music Festival kicked off Friday in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and today we bring you the Day 3 highlights. We saw Beck, Foster the People, Vance Joy and Frank Turner on the Hangout Stage; Phantogram, Lake Street Drive and Rubblebucket on the ...
Hangout Music Festival Day 3
Fsunews  –  May 16, 2015
Hangout Music Festival Day 3 The third day of Hangout Festival 2015 took place on Sun., May 17 in Gulf Shores, AL. Day 2 was headlined by Beck. Check out this story on
2015 Hangout Music Festival: Watch live stream beginning Friday
Death And Taxes  –  May 15, 2015
This year’s Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday. Check out the live stream of the festival below if you missed your chance to get a ticket, and head over to Hangout’s site to view the full schedule ...
2015 Hangout Music Fest day 1: Live updates from Gulf Shores  –  May 15, 2015
Overcast skies parted to show glimpses of blue on Friday as gates opened on the 2015 Hangout Music Festival. The day's forecast included ... It's going to be great." ( reporter Dennis Pillion contributed to this report.)
Hangout Music Festival 2015 Announces Daily Lineups: Foo Fighters, Beck, Zach Brown Band Headline  –  April 6, 2015
Fireworks signal the end of Hangout Festival. We can't wait until next year! (Photo : Fireworks signal the end of Hangout Festival. We can't wait until next year!) Beck, My Morning Jacket, TV On The Radio, Tove Lo, Foster The People, Phantogram, GRiZ, St ...

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