In the interest of public safety, traffic flow, and environmental conservation, The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival is announcing its public transportation plan. A shuttle system is now in place, and ample bicycle rentals and parking will also be available. There will be three shuttle routes running north, west, and east from 10 a.m. – 12 a.m. on Friday, May 14 – Sunday, May 16. Each shuttle ride will cost patrons $3.00, which may be payable in cash upon boarding. Weekend all-you-can-ride passes are also available at $10.00 per rider. These wristbands may be ordered online through the festival website, and they may also be purchased at the festival box office and on each shuttle bus.
The North Route will have three Park and Ride stops:
• Wal Mart (170 Fort Morgan Road, Gulf Shores)
• Bruno’s (Ratcliff Village Hwy. 59 S., Gulf Shores)
• Cobb Pinnacle 14 Theatre (3780 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores)
The East Route will make six Park and Ride stops:
• Surf Style (400 East Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores)
• Gulf State Park Campgrounds (20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores)
• Gulf State Park Pavilion (20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores)
• Surf Style (25033 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach)
• Winn Dixie (25405 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach)
• Surf Style, Perdido Pass (27401 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach)
The West Route will be making two stops, both of which are non-parking options:
• Pier 33 (900 W Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores)
• Waves Grocery and Package/West Beach Grille (1154 West Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores)
Road Closures. Portions of Hwy 59 will be closed midnight on Thursday, May 13 through 6 a.m. on Monday, May 17. Highway 59 will be closed for public access for all points south of 1st Street. Beach Boulevard will be closed from East 1st Street to West 2nd Street. West 1st Street will also be closed south of West 1st Avenue.
Bicycles. For the festival attendees who prefer to feel the wind in their hair, Orange Beach Bicycles is the official bicycle provider for The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival. It is recommended that bikers bring and use their own locks.
Carpooling. Non-local festival travelers are encouraged to carpool in the interest of conservation, and a Ride Share application is being hosted by Zimride. Travelers may find a ride or someone to pitch in for gas at: http://www.zimride.com/p/ep/The-Hangout-Beach/343
Parking. For festival patrons that wish to drive, parking will be available in the surrounding neighborhoods, similar to the organic parking system used during the Shrimp Festival.
No Boating Zone. In the interest of public safety, there will be a no boating zone extending 500 feet south from the festival site.
WHEN: May 14 – 16, 2010
WHERE: 101 East Beach Boulevard at AL-Hwy 59, Gulf Shores, Ala.
PRICES: $159 Three-day Pass /$79 Day Pass
CONFIRMED ARTISTS: Trey Anastasio and TAB, Zac Brown Band, John Legend, Ben Harper and Relentless7, The Black Crowes, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Gov’t Mule, The Flaming Lips, Ray LaMontagne, Jakob Dylan and Three Legs feat. Neko Case and Kelly Hogan, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Funky Meters, Blind Boys of Alabama, Matisyahu, Girl Talk, Guster, Brett Dennen, Keller Williams, Jerry Jeff Walker, Papa Mali & Friends, North Mississippi Allstars Duo, ALO, The Whigs, Ozomatli, OK Go, Orianthi, Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam, Pnuma Trio, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Toubab Krewe, Needtobreathe, Jeff Austin & Friends feat. Larry Keel, Matt Hires, A.A. Bondy, Rachel Goodrich, Moon Taxi, El Cantador, Kristy Lee, Roman Street, Kirsten Price, Honey Island Swamp Band, Wild Sweet Orange, Rustlanders, Ben Arthur, Hightide Blues, Jon Black, The Cary Laine Band, and Rollin’ in the Hay.