Surf, sand and your dream gig! Submit to play at Hangout Music Fest 2012

…imagine yourself standing on stage, looking out over a sea of thousands of fans while rocking out on one of the most beautiful beaches in the country... Got the picture? Then submit to this truly amazing opportunity before February 28 and see if you’re the lucky band that makes this dream a reality.


UPDATE (2/8/12): Hangout Music Fest just announced this year’s lineup! Click on the image for more info.


“2012 Hang Loose Band Competition,” presented by America’s premier beachfront music festival, The Hangout Music Fest, gives ten up-and-coming ReverbNation bands the chance to put their music in front of thousands of online fans. And one lucky winner will head to Gulf Shores, Alabama and perform a highly coveted performance slot as part of the all-star line-up during the weekend of May 18-20. Past years lineup has included the likes of  Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Cee Lo Green, Trey Anastasio, John Legend, The Roots, The Flaming Lips, The Black Keys, and more.

“Giving fans the best music experience of the year means turning them on to new groups they may not have heard of yet,” states Hangout Music Fest co-founder, Shaul Zislin.  “ReverbNation is the perfect platform to discover the next big thing, and we’re happy to offer our stage to whoever has what it takes.  May the best band win!”

Enter today and you could be one of the top ten selected by the Hangout Music Fest to have a song streamed on the Hangout website beginning March 1, 2012. Fans will vote for the band they want to see play at the festival with the winner announced on March 12. That lucky winner will not only play the show, as an added bonus, they’ll also get  three-day festival passes to enjoy the whole festival experience.

“We are very excited to work with Hangout in providing our artists with such a great opportunity,” said Howard Han, head of our Live group.  “Hangout deserves a lot of credit for putting Gulf Shores back on the map as a premier tourist destination after the tragic oil spill of 2010, and their goodwill now extends to the young, talented bands who work hard enough to deserve this kind of big break.  We can’t wait to hear the results!”

Stay tuned for news on this year’s line up at Submitting is FREE, but don’t wait — submissions end February 28! Click here for more details.

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  • Gerald Ledford - January 24, 2012 reply

    We ant to play !

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    […] ReverbNation is now sending one artist to Hangout Music Fest in Alabama this May.  Plus, ten finalists will be publicized on the Hangout site, more here. […]

  • Gigi - January 28, 2012 reply

    I hope my fave HULAGAN gets on the stick & submits…They are AWESOME!

  • Ricci Perkins Music - February 11, 2012 reply

    If you like alternative music or artists like Tori Amos, Allison Crowe, Amy Lee or Alannis Morissette, check out emerging singer-songwriter Ricci Perkins for a fun, sexy, & soulful performance. Visit her website for an amazing story. After burying a son & daughter, Ricci became ill and lost everything. She turned to music and songwriting to help her recover and as time passed, Ricci discovered her sultry soulful vocals, quickly advancing songwriting skills and ability to combine her years of modeling, dance, and music into one hot performance. If there’s one new artist on Reverb Nation you want to bring to the festival, it’s Ricci Perkins! And if not for this festival, be sure to stay tuned for her debut album & tour coming to a venue near you in 2012!!

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