Countdown to Hangout 2017

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Live music and the beach, does it really get any better than that? In a few hours, fans will be flocking to the white sandy beaches and the turquoise water of Gulf Shores, AL, for the annual Hangout Music Festival.

This year’s line-up boasts the likes of Mumford & Sons, Phoenix (who has replaced Frank Ocean), Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper, Weezer, Major Lazer, MGMT, and many more.

Hangout kicks off tomorrow with an annual Thursday Kickoff Party featuring Migos, Cherub, Tchami, DJ Jazzy Jeff and special guests.

So whether you’re stuck at your desk the rest of the week or prepping to make the journey to the Gulf, give our Hangout playlist a spin to get you weekend ready.

 

See you on the beach!

It all started when a much younger Jackie dove into her parents’ record collection, grabbed that trippy Magical Mystery Tour album, and played “Strawberry Fields” over and over again until it was engrained into her soul. She grew up on the dreams and stories of Simon and Garfunkel, “Bleeker Street” being one of her favorites, the seduction of The Doors, Van Morrison, because “Brown Eyed Girl” is definitely her song, and the likes of Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Jimi Hendrix…you get the picture. It may not show on the outside, but Jackie has a hippie heart, and that reflects in her musical tastes today. While some of her favorites may or may not be jam bands, her taste in music feeds into many genres. From alternative, Brit, and indie rock - OK, maybe all rock - to pop, to rap, to electronic, she loves it all. As a northerner, she thought she would never understand country until she found herself on a Georgia farm in cowboy boots watching Luke Bryan shake it for her- yeah, she got that. She is a chronic wanderluster, she doesn't believe in guilty pleasures, enjoys a great Moscow Mule, and is an absolute music festival fanatic- you’ll find her wherever the music takes her.

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