Countdown to the Fifth Annual Hangout Music Fest

May 14, 2014 | By | Comments (3)
Gulf Shores, Alabama (Photo by Hangout Music Fest)

Gulf Shores, Alabama (Photo by Hangout Music Fest)

Come Friday, thousands of swimsuit-clad music lovers will descend upon the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, to rock along the sandy shores at one of the most important music festivals in the South that has been garnering national attention since its inception five years ago. This year, 70-plus bands will perform on three different stages with headliners The Black Keys, The Killers, Jack Johnson, and Southern boys from Atlanta: Big Boi and Andre 3000 of Outkast. This summer’s lineup is chock-full of crooners that we’re proud to claim as Southern, from rap to techno to a little bit of country. Southern Living will be there, armed with sunscreen and a camera, to capture all of the magical moments that Hangout Music Fest is famous for. To mark its fifth year, here are the five Southern bands that we’re most excited to see take the stage.

The Southern swooners of rock: NEEDTOBREATHE

NEEDTOBREATHE (Photo by Eric Anderson)

NEEDTOBREATHE (Photo by Eric Anderson)

The soulful singer firmly planted in roots music: Valerie June

Valerie June (Photo by Matthew Wignall)

Valerie June (Photo by Matthew Wignall)

The breakout band we told you about: St. Paul and the Broken Bones
See them perform for Southern Living‘s Biscuits & Jam concert series here.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones (Photo by McClister)

St. Paul and the Broken Bones (Photo by McClister)

The bluesy Tennessee rockers: The Black Cadillacs

The Black Cadillacs (Photo by NYMM)

The Black Cadillacs (Photo by NYMM)

The alternative indie-rock group hailing from Texas: The Tontons

The Tontons (Photo by Julie Worsham)

The Tontons (Photo by Julie Worsham)

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