Hangout Music Festival 2010, photo by Dave Vann


As all of us in the CMJ office rejoice as spring resurrects us from winter depression, we look south to see if there are any good reasons to head out of town for a quick celebratory jaunt. And looky at what we’ve come up with—Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL taking place from May 20 to 22.



The lineup (that we previously hipped you to) looks rather large, with Paul Simon and Foo Fighters followed up closely from behind by the likes of the Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, the Flaming Lips and more, who will be playing right on the beach. There’s an air-conditioned stage, something called Hammock Beach (which we’re told is a salt water lagoon where people can take refuge from the sun/perils of having too much fun), and a Sky-bar tower that offers a 360 degree view of the fest.



Don’t you want to go to there?



Well, we can make it happen.



The deadline for this giveaway is April 26, so think about all that sun and surf that could potentially all be yours, and jump to it.