The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival will donate all profits to regional coastal cleanup and preservation in light of the oil spill affecting the Gulf Coast. The three-day music festival is scheduled to take place from May 14-16 in Gulf Shores, AL. Trey Anastasio & TAB, Ben Harper, Zac Brown Band, The Roots, John Legend, Michael Franti & Spearhead, the Black Crowes and Gov’t Mule are among the acts scheduled to appear at the event.
“The Gulf Coast is what makes the Hangout Music Festival so unique,” Shaul Zislin, investor and co-creator of the Hangout Music Festival, said in a statement. “It is one of the most pristine coastlines in all of America, and we will donate every penny above our costs to keep it clean.”
In addition, the benefit concert will morph into a two-city Hangout Concert For The Coast that also includes a one-day concert event on Sunday, May 16 in downtown New Orleans. New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be on hand at both events. Stephen Rehage, producer of the Voodoo Music Experience and Essence Festival, is working with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and Louisiana Film Office to produce the Hangout Concert for the Coast New Orleans benefit event on Sunday, May 16. WWOZ New Orleans Public Radio will broadcast live from both events.
HeadCount will host a panel with leading environmental activists and musicians on Sunday, May 16 featuring members of Guster and ALO, as well as representatives from The Sierra Club, Reverb, Relix and many others.