GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) - The Hangout Music Festival kicked off Thursday, May 16 in Gulf Shores. Thousands are expected to show up this weekend.
FOX10 News has been covering the event and meeting some fans from all around the country, some even as far as California. They're all here for a weekend of fun, food, and music in the sun.
The party has begun and folks are ready. Justin Lunn traveled to the festival from Arkansas.
"There's a band called Railroad Earth that we are really excited to see today. So we just bought the one day pass versus the whole thing, so we're just going to check them out," Lunn said.
Whether festival goers purchased a one day pass, three day pass or VIP pass, everyone wants to see someone different at the Hangout Music Festival, even if it's at the same time.
"(We're excited to see) Macklemore and Passion Pit, but they're at the same time so, we're trying to debate which one to see," said Carie Ellis from Chattanooga.
Regardless of who's performing, this year's lineup caters to all.
"It's epic. It's a lot of different kinds of music. Stuff we normally wouldn't get to see at once. So it's nice. It's music that my mom likes, and music that my grandma likes, and it's music that I like. So it's really cool," said Mandie Spring from California.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stevie Wonder, and Kings of Leon are headlining this year's festival.
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