The Hangout Music Festival’s Saturday Splash
Saturday provided clear skies and an abundant amount of sunshine. Delta Rae got things going on the Hangout Stage in the early afternoon hours on Saturday. VIP guests relaxed by the pool and enjoyed live sets throughout the day.
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers stole the hearts and minds of guests near the Chevrolet Stage. Nicki and the Gramblers stopped by the Media Area midday Saturday. It was nice being able to check in with the band after their set. The Werks and Wild Cub were also splitting the earlier time slots for Saturday afternoon.
Public Enemy reminded the crowd to fight the power, and provided a deeper message to the audience. It was my first time seeing the hip-hop legends live, and I was impressed with their overall stage show. Flavor Flav and Chuck D still light up the stage with their attitude and rawness.
Before the festival kicked off, I was able to connect with The Mowgli’s online. It was a real treat to see their performance on the BMI Stage midday Saturday. The Bright Light Social Hour rocked the Letting Go Stage, and the Dirty Projectors performed a solid set on the Chevrolet Stage.
Gov’t Mule is one of the cornerstones in Jam Music history. They have continued to perform for almost 20 years. I can remember their 10th anniversary show at the Orpheum Theatre in New Orleans in 2004. Next year will mark their 20 year run, and I hope they return to New Orleans in 2014. Their Hangout Music Festival set was nothing short of amazing.
The Roots knocked out their classic style of hip-hop for the Chevrolet Stage crowd on Saturday. A group of friends that I had meet were very excited about seeing the band live on stage. They geared up things on the Chevy Stage before the wildness let out for the Bassnectar show.
Kendrick Lamar and The Black Crowes split the 6:00-7:00 time slot on Saturday. I was able to catch The Black Crowes set, and I was thankful that I did. It was my third time seeing the band, and it was one of my all time favorite set lists. They ended their set with four huge tracks for the Hangout Stage crowd. The Black Crowes set list from 05/18/13 includes: Twice as Hard, Sting Me, My Morning Sun, Stare It Cold, Wiser Time, She Talks to Angels, Thorn in my Pride, Soul Singing, Remedy, Hard to Handle and Hush to cap if off. Source of the setlist at: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-black-crowes/2013/the-hangout-gulf-shores-al-3bd84c30.html
The Tontons performed a preview set in the Media Area before taking the BMI Stage late Saturday afternoon. Bassnectar stirred a wild crowd, and Slightly Stoopid provided some reggae tunes in the early evening hours.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers performed on the Hangout Stage as Saturday’s headliner. His music is engrained in the culture and spirit of the country. As I walked through the crowd I found myself in one of the largest sing-alongs that I have been apart of in my life. It was my father and mine first time seeing Tom Petty, and we both enjoyed the different classic rock tunes together.