Hangout Fest Transportation Plan Alex B, Gift of Gab, Big G Added

THE 2010 HANGOUT BEACH MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES TRANSPORTATION PLAN
WITH AN EMPHASIS ON SAFETY, SUSTAINABILITY / ALEX B, GIFT OF GAB, BIG GIGANTIC ADDED TO LATE NIGHT

Gift of Gab
The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival has added a late night show on Friday, May 14. Alex B, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), and Big Gigantic will take the stage on Friday night, pleasing the insatiable ears of those who wish to go big, instead of going home. After 11 p.m., the party will move away from the beach and into The Hangout. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 day of show and are available through the festival website.

In the interest of public safety, traffic flow, and environmental conservation, The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival is announcing its public transportation plan. A shuttle system is now in place, and ample bicycle rentals and parking will also be available. For non-local festival attendees, zimride.com is hosting a Ride Share application for the event.

Public Transportation: There will be three shuttle routes running north, west, and east from 10am-12am on Friday May 14 - Sunday May 16. Each shuttle ride will cost patrons $3.00, which may be payable in cash upon boarding. Weekend all-you-can-ride passes are also available at $10.00 per rider. These wristbands may be ordered online through the festival website, and they may also be purchased at the festival box office and on each shuttle bus.

Road Closures: Portions of Hwy 59 will be closed midnight on Thursday May 13 through 6am on Monday May 17. Highway 59 will be closed for public access for all points south of 1st Street. Beach Blvd will be closed from East 1st Street to West 2nd Street. West 1st Street will also be closed south of West 1st Avenue.

Bicycles: For the festival attendees who prefer to feel the wind in their hair, Orange Beach Bicycles is the official bicycle provider for The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival. To rent a bicycle, contact 251-974-2025 or visit their website at www.obbicycles.com. It is recommended that bikers bring and use their own locks.

Carpooling: Non-local festival travelers are encouraged to carpool in the interest of conservation, and a Ride Share application is being hosted by Zimride. Travelers may find a ride or someone to pitch in for gas by clicking HERE.

Parking: For festival patrons that wish to drive, parking will be available in the surrounding neighborhoods, similar to the organic parking system used during the Shrimp Festival. No Boating Zone. In the interest of public safety, there will be a no boating zone extending 500 feet south from the festival site.

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 Flaming Lips, 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.

WHEN: May 14, 2010, 11 p.m.
WHERE: The Hangout, 101 East Beach Blvd at AL-Hwy 59, Gulf Shores, AL
PRICES: $20 in advance / $25 Day of Show

http://www.hangoutmusicfest.com

[Published on: 4/29/10]

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