Hangout Fest: Donates All Profits Adds Preservation Hall Jazz Band

NEW FESTIVAL PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON RECENT ENVIROMENTAL DISASTER
DONATES ALL PROFITS TO REGIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival has officially announced that environmental activists Erin Brockovich, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy and Sierra Club Board President Allison Chin will participate in public panel discussion and press conferences at the festival on Saturday, May 15 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Venerable New Orleans performers the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will appear at the Hangout. Huka Entertainment, producer of the Hangout, and Rehage Entertainment, producer of Gulf Aid and Voodoo Experience, have tapped New York City-based television network Fuse TV to film the band's experiences traveling across Louisiana and Alabama for the "Concerts for the Coast" documentary project. On the tour, the band will visit establishments along the Gulf Coast interviewing residents affected by the oil spill. The tour will arrive at the Hangout on Friday, May 14, where The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will join Hangout headliners Trey Anastasio and TAB, Zac Brown Band, Alison Krauss & Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas and The Black Crowes.

In light of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill affecting the Gulf Coast, the Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival will be donating all profits to regional coastal cleanup and preservation. In an effort to expand awareness and increase donations, The Hangout, along with New Orleans producer Stephen Rehage, will expand the Concert For The Coast to New Orleans. This two-city concert experience features The Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama and a one-day concert event on Sunday, May 16th in downtown New Orleans. Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be on hand at both events.

The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival takes place Friday, May 14 - Sunday, May 16 at 101 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, Alabama (The Southern End of AL-Hwy 59). Tickets are $159 Three-Day Pass / $79 Day Passes.

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 Roots, 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.

http://www.hangoutmusicfest.com

[Published on: 5/12/10]

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