Event Overview

Located directly on the white sandy beaches of North America’s Gulf Coast, the Hangout Beach, Music, & Arts Festival 2011 was voted “Best Festival of the Year” by Pollstar.  JTP came on board in 2011 as a consultant to help grow the site from its original design.  JTP took over full Site Operations Management in 2012 and has since expended the site across Beach Boulevard and taken this festival to a 5-stage, 35,000 patron event.  With the Gulf of Mexico setting the vibe and attractions like a giant water slide and amusement rides, volleyball courts, local Alabama seafood, beach side skybars, and even a wedding chapel, not to mention a lineup heavily laden with major touring acts like Jack Johnson, The Black Keys, Outkast, and The Killers, it's no wonder that fans come from all over the world to enjoy the Gulf Coast's hottest festival.  For those looking for the ultimate VIP experience, packages include access to hang in the laid back VIP grove, swim in pools and relax in cold tubs built right on the beach, and watch your favorite band rock the main stage from the greatest double-decker Cabana-style viewing structure in the industry.


  • Location: Gulf Shores, AL
  • Date: 2011 - 2014
  • 5 Stages
  • JTP's Role: Site Operations Management
Jim Tobin Productions has been an essential part of the Hangout Music Festival. Jim and his team work with us on planning the site layout, coordinating logistics, overseeing the build and overall festival operations. We set the bar high for our entire team to deliver an experience that is unlike any other festival and JTP rises to the occasion every time. Jim’s experience and knowledge allow us to avoid most problems before they happen. Most importantly, it’s great to know that when the shit hits the fan (and something always does) Jim takes care of it.
— Shaul Zislin (Owner / Producer, Hangout Music Festival)