Update at 3:22 p.m. CST: The Hangout Music Festival gates are now open, and music is expected to kick off at 3:30 p.m. The box office and shuttle services have also resumed normal operations.
Due to the rain delay, the performance times for most acts have changed. Alabama artist Jason Isbell will now take the stage at 7:30 p.m. CST while headliners The Weeknd and The Chainsmokers will perform at 10:45 p.m. CST.
Monday, May 23rd Cosmos is celebrating their 10-year anniversary in Orange Beach. The party will feature a good ol’ fashioned shrimp boil. The party starts at 11am so come early. Boiled shrimp plate comes with corn, potatoes and sausage for $10; tickets at the door. We will have sushi all day long with select appetizer and drink specials. A portion of the day’s proceeds will be animal shelter charities in our local area.
On Saturday, June 11, Alabamians will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 4-12. Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to fish without a fishing license for a day in both salt and fresh waters.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Rain or shine, thousands of music lovers are expected to flock to Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores this weekend. Organizers promise the show will go on despite the threat of wet weather.
WEAR — The Florida Department of Transportation is looking at changes on Highway 292 after a pedestrian died from injuries sustained while crossing the road over the weekend.
Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar confirmed that the pedestrian that was struck in front of their building Saturday night was one of their employees, though they would like law enforcement to release the identity.
GULF SHORES — While crews are still knee deep in the Gulf Shores sidewalk project from the beach road to Fort Morgan Road, plans are already being made on the second part of that project to the foot of the Intracoastal Waterway bridge.
On May 9 the city council agreed to pay DMD engineering about $62,000 for the engineering on the second phase.
The invasion has begun. “We expect some really good music from the big artist like the Weekend and expect some really good music from smaller bands too,” says Dana Swift as she waited in line. “Hope we get a good mix of it.”
Around 40 thousand music lovers are streaming into Gulf Shores for the Hangout Music Festival.
This is where our rivers start, in places that look like something out of Middle Earth, or Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Tiny waterfalls cascade down mossy cliffs, fed by hillside springs every few feet along the length of the stream. These trickles of cool, clear water drip and gather into streams so small you can step across them without getting wet.
Eddie Tyler held a penny in his right hand and then pushed a $4 stack of quarters onto the floor.
It was an unusual illustration by the Baldwin County School superintendent Thursday into what he feels is the district greatest long-term threat: Financial stability if a penny sales tax isn’t renewed by Legislature before it expires in 2018.
“Each dollar represents $10 million,” said Tyler before tossing the quarters to the ground during a School Board meeting attended by a large group of parents and employees.
The movement toward increased funding for schools within the Baldwin County Public School System is marching forward as officials in both Fairhope and Gulf Shores weigh new special tax districts they hope would mean millions in additional dollars for schools in their feeder patterns.
As leaders eye the potential loss of the countywide penny tax in 2018 and see the school system’s loss of 1 mill of property tax funding on the ballot in March, those at the municipal and county levels see a great opportunity in special tax districts.
Fort Morgan-area residents are planning to regroup after a bill calling for a referendum on incorporating Fort Morgan failed to get the full support of the local legislative delegation during this year’s legislative session.
“The bottom line is that it did not pass,” said Rep. Steve McMillan, the legislator who represents the area. “I take the full blame.”
Governor Robert Bentley will joins Alabama Department of Insurance Commissioner Jim Riding and other local leaders Wednesday to announce a new agreement between the Alabama Insurance Department and the Alabama Insurance Underwriters Association on property insurance for Alabama coastal counties.
t was the summer of 1967. Cos Davis drove his ’66 Karmann Ghia across the Gulf Coast from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary — an area he’d never seen before. He traveled through the little town of Foley, down Highway 59 and made a right turn on County Road 6.
“It was the first time I’d seen that beautiful place,” Davis said. “I’d never seen anything like it.”
GULF SHORES, AL – Campfires, live music and s’mores will be the scene as the City of Gulf Shores hosts its annual S’mores on the Shore event on Thursday, May 26. The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the west end of the Gulf Shores Public Beach.
An agreement between the Alabama Department of Insurance and the Alabama Insurance Underwriters Association will save some homeowners in Baldwin and Mobile counties money on their insurance premiums. Gov. Robert Bentley made the announcement at Five Rivers Delta Center in Spanish Fort Wednesday.
Set up was noisy Wednesday afternoon in Gulf Shores, but it’s about to get even noisier. With thousands of music fans rushing to Gulf Shores for the sold out Hangout Music Festival 2016, starting Thursday.
Festival organizers are working through the night, making final preparations for Thursday’s kickoff party.
Some fans are getting an early start, already dancing and singing to their favorite artists, ones they’ll be seeing live in just a couple of days.
Have you ever gotten a friend request on Facebook from someone you thought you were already friends with? Chances are, it’s a fake account. Scammers steal a person’s online identity and then friend all of their friends in order to get their personal information. There’s a lot you can find out.
“Just being their friend on Facebook, you can find out their date of birth, you can find out where they work, you can find out phone numbers, email addresses, family names,” says Kristina Barrett with the Computer Crew in Mobile.
From a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk atop Alabama’s highest mountain at Cheaha State Park to heart-pumping hikes on one of the 52 miles of trails in Oak Mountain State Park, the Alabama State Parks trails system has a hike that can provide stress relief or produce a beneficial workout for your cardio system.
And that’s only going to get better with a renewed commitment to make that trails system the best it can be.
The first step happened when State Parks Director Greg Lein tapped Ken Thomas to become the State Parks Trails Coordinator.
Aeronautical engineer Ken Blackburn has a difficult goal — building kids’ enthusiasm for paper planes in an age when children can fly virtual fighter jets and spacecraft from their living room sofas with gaming consoles.
GULF SHORES, AL – The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (Lennon Bus), the state-of-the-art mobile recording studio, will make its return to Gulf Shores to provide students at Gulf Shores High School a hands-on experience with audio and video production at Hangout Music Festival.