When it comes to music and social causes, politics usually come into play. But, some issues transcend political parties, like the current disaster affecting the lives of millions along the Gulf Coast. And, while there are many ways to help your fellow Americans through this tough time, for residents of Gulf Shores, Alabama, or anyone willing to travel there, helping out could be as easy as going to a show.
Along with organizing volunteer and cleanup efforts, The Hangout Music Festival has announced two benefit concerts to coincide with their previously planned festival. This Friday, May 14th, Alex B, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), and Big Gigantic will take the stage for a late-night concert, with 100% of profits going to Mobile Baykeeper. Then, on Saturday, May 15th, Keller Williams Electronic Experiment offer an indoor show. Be forewarned, though, that tickets may only be bought in advance and a $5 donation is expected.
For more information on what you can do, visit The Hangout Festival on Facebook.