Hangout Music Festival announces new rental packages for 2023 Gulf Shores event

Goal is to make vacation planning easier

BY MELANIE LECROY
Lifestyle Editor
melanie@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 12/5/22

Planning a vacation can be a lot of work.

Finding a condo with the date you want, buying tickets to the event you want to attend and arranging all the little details take a lot of time.

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Hangout Music Festival announces new rental packages for 2023 Gulf Shores event

Goal is to make vacation planning easier

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Planning a vacation can be a lot of work.

Finding a condo with the date you want, buying tickets to the event you want to attend and arranging all the little details take a lot of time.

Hangout Music Festival organizers are hoping to make your festival vacation planning easier with the debut of the Hangout Beach Vacation Packages for the 2023 festival. The packages went on sale Dec. 2.

Festival goers can pick from a range of housing options at every price point from beachfront suites and condos to inland hotels. The packages include Hangout Music Festival tickets and an on-site host to take care of guest needs from check in to check out and daily cleaning services. Some packages also include Hangout Shuttle Passes. Packages are available for all ticket tiers.

"Hangout Beach Vacations make it as easy as possible for the Hangout fans to have the best time of their life by bundling tickets, lodging and other amenities together in one purchase," Festival Director Reeves Price said. "We have exclusive vacations for everyone – whether you and your crew are super budget conscious or if you want to be bougee on the beach with a high-end condo inside the festival grounds with a private chef and spa services."

This new evolution could also help to ease the minds of locals and city officials. After the 2019 Hangout Music Festival, residents expressed displeasure over the loud music that pounded their homes over the festival weekend. Complaints also included reports of litter, lewd behavior from festival goers, illegal parking and people camping out under unoccupied homes.

Gulf Shores City Council encouraged festival organizers to address the issues or risk the denial of future event permits.

Price and his staff listened to the residents' concerns and worked on ways to address many of the issues for the 2022 festival after its cancellation for two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The noise concerns were addressed by hiring a professional sound company to control the noise and vibrations and two sound systems were reoriented to face the water.

The Ambassador Program was implemented to address the impact and concerns of residents. Before the festival began, the ambassadors contacted residents in the festival area to make sure they knew how to contact them if there were issues. Throughout the festival, they patrolled the area to help deter lewd behavior and littering.

After the 2022 Hangout Music Festival, officials with the Gulf Shores Police, Fire and the city all felt the initiatives helped.

The illegal camping and sleeping in cars issue from 2019 was not specifically addressed in the 2022 initiatives but the inclusive vacation packages could help.

"We want to provide fans with experiences that fit their needs and budget," Price said, "take their festival weekend to the next level and make planning super easy."

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