PERDIDO KEY, Florida — This week, dozens of musicians from Nashville and around the country will converge upon Perdido Key, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores for the 28th annual Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival which kicks off Thursday, Nov. 8 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 18.
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GULF SHORES, Alabama — Not long after the Dave Matthews Band had finished their cover of Bob Dylan's “All Along the Watchtower” on Sunday night, and only minutes after the final flare of fireworks had faded out over the Gulf of Mexico, the crew who held the Hangout Festival together for three long days was already in the process of tearing the whole thing down.
GULF SHORES, Alabama — In the mood for some free live music in Gulf Shores this weekend?
Lulu's at Homeport Marina will host Eric Lindell, Honey Island Swamp Band, Bonerama, Dread Clampitt and more this Saturday and Sunday for the eighth annual LuLupalooza.
GULF SHORES, Alabama — The full schedule for all four stages at the Hangout Music Festival has been posted on the festival's web site. The headline acts will be Jack White on Friday, Red Hot Chili Peppers on Saturday and Dave Matthews Band on Sunday.
GULF SHORES, Alabama — There are two ways to look like a genius when you're booking acts for a music festival. One is to have some magical combination of taste, insight and business acumen that enables you to predict who's going to be big six months from now, and to lock them down. The other is to get lucky.
I don't know if the organizers of the 2012 Hangout Music Fest had a crystal ball or just got lucky when they picked Jack White as one of their headliners, but either way, they look like geniuses now.
DAPHNE, Alabama — The Gulf Coast Zydeco Festival, which had brought some of the best musicians in the genre to Daphne for a weekend in mid-May, has been abandoned by the city because it consistently lost money.
In the Zydeco’s Festival’s final two years, the new and highly successful Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores was held the same weekend. “I don’t know that that played a part, but I do know the attendance was declining,” said Mayor Bailey Yelding.
PERDIDO KEY, Florida — The world famous Flora-Bama has a new co-owner.
Don't start throwing fish. The legendary bar on the beach where the Alabama and Florida state lines meet will keep its ambiance of beer-loving bikers, wine-soaked yuppies and generation Xers.
The music of Kings of Leon is best appreciated with beer. A point to keep in mind as the Tennessee band starts a North American tour today.
Fans in Orange Beach, Alabama, can expect a set as coarse as a truck driver’s humor and as powerful as a juggernaut, based on the Kings’ summer shows in Europe.
Kings of Leon will donate proceeds from an upcoming show in Alabama to tornado relief.
The proceeds from the July 26 concert at the Amphitheater at the Wharf in Orange Beach will go to the Kings of Leon Tornado Recovery Fund, which was established by the Tennessee-based rockers to provide long-term tornado recovery primarily in the state of Alabama. It will be administered by Kings of Leon and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, according to a statement.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The rock group Kings of Leon announced today that proceeds from their July 26th concert at The Wharf in Orange Beach will help victims of the April 27th tornadoes in Alabama.
Thursday, July 14, 2011, Jason Aldean is bringing his My Kind Of Party Tour to the Gulf Cost. Aldean, along with Chris Young and Thompson Square will be performing at the Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach, Alabama. The sold out concert will start at 8pm. This is the second leg of the tour for Aldean, which kicked off July 8 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Country singer Jason Aldean knows full well that his latest success has perked up the ears of a lot of new listeners.
But he also knows better than to consider those fresh listeners to be full-fledged fans just yet. That’s why he looks at his appearance this week in Orange Beach, Alabama, not as a done deal, but as a chance to seal the deal.
On July 12 — the day of Neon's release — Young will appear on Good Morning America where he will perform his gold-selling hit “Tomorrow.” Later that day, Young will debut his “A Day in the Life” webcast on AOL Music and TheBoot.com. He will cap the night with a release concert at the Headliner in Neptune, New Jersey.
The following three days, Young will hook up with Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party tour, playing dates in Orange Beach, Alabama (7/14), Tampa, Florida (7/15) and West Palm Beach, Florida (7/16).
ORANGE BEACH – There’s no denying that the bands Yes and Styx made their names by being innovative. But more than 30 years after they rose to fame, can they still reasonably claim to pack the power to surprise?
For Styx bassist Ricky Phillips, at least, the answer is affirmative. He doesn’t just suggest listeners will hear something novel July 15 in Orange Beach — he flat-out promises it.
“Check it out,” he said. “I guarantee some surprises.”
LOXLEY, Alabama — Just 2 years ago, on June 26, 2009, Anthony Crawford was playing his 400th show or so as a sideman for Neil Young, when a very special guest appeared for the encore. It was Paul McCartney, who joined Neil and his band at the close of a highly electric show at London’s historic Hyde Park.
Chubby Checker has a grasp on his role in music history–and loves it.
The Wharf has bolstered its summer lineup with two budget-priced classic rock shows on the July 4 weekend, and added a hard-rock concert for Labor Day weekend.
At 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, the Wharf’s amphitheater will feature a “laser spectacular” featuring the music of Pink Floyd. Admission is $10 advance, $15 day of show. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free if accompanied by a paying adult.
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WALA) – The crowds on Dauphin Island beach were a little slim for a Sunday afternoon. But that’s about to change, according to Kathryn Carver.
“We are so excited. In Dauphin Island’s 400 year history we’ve never had a beach concert,” Carver said.
Any time Beverly Jo Scott returns to Lower Alabama is a special occasion for her fan base. But a show this Friday promises to be extra-special.
Scott will be the latest artist featured as part of the “Live at Space” series, a run of intimate concerts in the elegant setting of the Space 301 art center. For Scott, it’s a chance to really show Mobile listeners the art she’s honed in 30 years abroad — and to tie it all in to Mobile’s unique past.
When Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown hits Orange Beach June 5, patrons might not notice the festival’s punk-rock roots — but they’ll definitely notice something different.
For starters, this is a completely different animal than the usual show at the Amphitheater at the Wharf. This isn’t a couple of opening acts at 7 p.m. followed by a headliner at 9. This is an all-day festival.