Music Festivals

Earth Day Events Planned Along Gulf Coast

Earth Day events are planned all along the Gulf Coast this weekend, and they will hold special significance this year on the one year anniversary of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. An Earth Day party will be held Friday from noon till 4 p.m. at The Hangout in Gulf Shores with…

Alabama Mountain Games March 17-20

The Alabama Mountain Games, a four-day event billed as the Southeast’s premiere annual extreme outdoor sports competition and live music festival, will be held this weekend, Thursday, March 17 through Sunday, March 20. While the event features competitions in white water kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, disc golf, mountain biking, fishing and rock climbing, the…

Tickets Go on Sale Wednesday, Feb. 2 for Hangout Fest 2011

Glynn Wilson Paul Simon, Widepread Panic and 35 other bands have committed to playing The Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on May 20-22 this year, according to the press release announcing the event. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 2 at 9 a.m. CST. at HangOutMusicFest.com through Front Gate Tickets. They will also…

Remembering the Dead on Dia de los Muertos

I caught up with Manuel Cuevas at the Day of the Dead celebration on Birmingham’s Southside Tuesday night and got him to explain the purpose behind the event. Manuel is the designer who turned Johnny Cash into the “Man in Black” and put Elvis in a jumpsuit, according to biographies on the Web, including a…

Big Full Moon Old Time Music Show 2010

A good time was had by all at the Big Full Moon Old Time Music Show 2010 in Waverly, Alabama, put on by Scott Peek of Standard Deluxe, with Woody Pines and the Tennessee Valley Vagabonds and War Eagle Chili. (I had to do something to take a break from the “gloom and doom” on…

Big Full Moon Old Time Music Show Oct. 23

The Big Full Moon Old Time Music Show will be held this weekend in Waverly, Alabama, near Auburn, featuring Woody Pines and the Tennessee Valley Vagabonds. The Music Starts at 7 p.m. by the Standard Deluxe screen printing shop after the Auburn-LSU game. Papa D’s Super Grille will be open with D-lishus eats: Mini muffalettas,…

Weather Cooperates, Crowds Show for Shrimp Fest

Glynn Wilson It may be the bloody marys at the Pink Pony Pub, but it appears the weather is cooperating and the crowds are showing up for Shrimp Festival 2010. At a glance, the beaches are clean and the water is blue-green — and oil-free.

National Shrimp Fest to Go On in Gulf Shores Despite Oiled Sand, Bad Air

The National Shrimp Festival will be held in Gulf Shores, Alabama, October 7-10, in spite of the mess from the BP-Halliburton oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, organizers confirm. Celebrating its 39th year, the festival has historically attracted about 300,000 people who come to view fine arts and crafts from more than 200 artists,…

Dock on the Rock at Smith Lake May 22

Silverock Cove, a residential development on Smith Lake, is hosting “Dock on the Rock,” a day at Smith Lake featuring a number of lake-themed activities on Saturday, May 22 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The event is open to the public and there will be live music all day long. Activities will highlight the range of…

Sunday Sun Sets on Hangout Beach Fest

Glynn Wilson by Glynn Wilson GULF SHORES, Ala. — Shaul Zislin, organizer of the first The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival, watched the final sun set on the final day, relieved the rain stopped in time to resume the show at about 4 p.m. In addition to canceling acts due to the rain, they…

Hanging Out at the Beach, Waiting on the Oil Slick

Glynn Wilson The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson GULF SHORES, Ala. — The sun has popped out of the clouds here at the beach across from the most famous party going on in the world right now at The Hangout Fest. Most of the day’s acts were canceled due to a stormfront tracking in from…

Grace Potter Rocks the Crowd at Hangout Fest

Groovin’ With her Band The Nocturnals Glynn Wilson [Click on the image for a photo essay] by Glynn Wilson GULF SHORES, Ala. — Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, a Vermont-based band that gained national attention in 2007 with the album “This Is Somewhere,” rocked the crowd of about 15,000 Saturday with their blend of funky…

Erin Brockovich, Kathleen 'Kick" Kennedy' to Appear at Hangout Beach Fest

Photo Credit Leading environmental activists band together at The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival May 14-16 in Gulf Shores, Alabama, to raise awareness for the inhabitants and habitats affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast. The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival has announced that environmental activists Erin Brockovich, Kathleen…

Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival May 14-16

GULF SHORES, Ala. – 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.…

Video: Woody Pines at the Old 280 Boogie 2010

An Old Timey Band from Asheville, North Carolina Woody Pines just self-released its second full-length LP called “Counting Alligators.” More information on the band can be found at: MySpace.com/WoodyPines. On April 17, 2010, the town of Waverly, Alabama hosted the Tenth Annual Old 280 Boogie, a free music and arts festival. In 2001, U.S. Highway…

Ye Old 280 Boogie 2010

Jonathon Woods of the Woody Pines band mingles with the ladies in the crowd after his set. To see more photos, check out this Facebook: Slide Show of the 10th Anniversary ‘Old 280 Boogie’… Secret Vistas by Glynn Wilson WAVERLY, Ala. — Sitting here under a 250-year-old oak tree catching the last of the morning…