Th Fourth Annual Hangout Music Festival
Ian, a staff member for the 4th Annual Music Festival welcomed me to the Gulf
Coast when we arrived on Wednesday, May 15. He informed he that he was
working on stage construction with 2,000-2,500 other individuals for exclusive
Music started off with Future Rock on Thursday. The Chicago powerhouse trio will
unloaded their progressive nature in electronic rock music for the Gulf Coast
crowd. They have been making a strong name for themselves across the music
festival scene. Their Thursday kickoff set ran from 2:15-3:15 on the BMI
As I travled around the festival grounds on Thursday, I ran into Brendan Bayliss, guitarist for Umphrey’s Mcgee. We chatted a bit as we checked out the music in the Boom Boom Tent. I asked Joel about his set later that night.
“I know we have a set later this evening, but right now I’m just walking around in my flip flops,” Bayliss said.
The entertainment splits up after Future Rock with a set of tricked out electronic
tunes mixed by Wick-it the Instigator. Reptar has a set on the Letting it Go stage
paralleling the Wick-it set in the Boom Boom Tent.
JOHNNYSWIM & Banditos have been crowdsourced to perform at Hangout
Music Fest 2013 after first opting in, and then being selected by fan voting and an
internal committee via MTV/VH1/CMT. JOHNNYSWIM holds a spot this hearing
the Boom Boom Tent starting at 4:20. Quixotic is also set at that time on the
Letting it Go Stage.
St. Paul and the Broken Bones have two sets to choose from on Thursday. These
two sets are clear examples of the progressiveness that the Hangout Music
Festival. 3 day passes are currently sold out for the festival, but single day tickets
are still available via the box office and through the festival’s main website.
Another hot performance that will be one not to missed is Conspirator featuring
members of The Disco Biscuits. Check them out in the Boom Boom Tent from
5:25-6:20, and the Philadelphia/Denver based post rockers known as Lotus from
Bluegrass and folk fans will be in for a treat as Railroad Earth takes over the
Letting it Go Stage just after 8 PM. The sun will be setting over the Gulf Coast as
Dillon Francis takes the stage. Benny Benassi closes down the beats in the Boom
Boom Tent, and Umphrey’s McGee will be closing down the festival on the Letting
it Go Stage. Both headlining sets are overflowing with anticipation from the
comments being posted on Twitter and Facebook by fans of the event. The event
shuts down at 11, but there is plenty of nightlife to enjoy afterwards.
We are on location, and will be posting content all weekend. Stay tuned to the
Crescent Vale Network.