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The Best of Hangout 2015

The Best of Hangout 2015

The sixth year of the Hangout Music and Arts Festival is in the books, and while the festival never officially sold out this year, there were plenty of acts to satisfy plenty of fans on the beaches of Gulf Shores. 911 more words


13. Have a yes (wo)man weekend

Anyone who knows me will confirm that I’m a planner. I love a list, “organised” has been my standard descriptor since I was about 5, and I’ve been known to pack two weeks in advance of a trip. 402 more words

Foo Fighters

2. Do one new cultural thing each month: May

A slightly tamer month than April, but still some great live music:

2. Do One New Cultural Thing Each Month


Location: Gulf Shores, AL

Date: 5/15/2015-5/17/2015

Rating: 4.0/5

As we flew out of the Tampa Bay airport and into a thunder-fillled Thursday night, our flight attendant prayed over the PA system, “rain, rain, go away, y’all come out some other day.” Despite a high likelihood of storms all weekend, we dropped into Gulf Shores, Alabama under clear skies and the rain never did come back. 516 more words

Concert Review

"Mardi Gras in May" and a Communion Showcase

We double dipped this past Wednesday night, refusing to miss either show even though it meant a bit of traveling. To start, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue… 376 more words



It’s funny how things happen sometimes, you know?  My friends had told me about this artist they had seen called Firekid, a.k.a. Muscle Shoals born and raised and Nashville-based Dillon Hodges, and sent me videos of his swampy guitar-picking dubstep-y magic during his opening slot at a… 295 more words


Summer Shades

With music festivals coming up you don’t want to be caught without the perfect pair of shades! Here are my TOP picks for summer shades. All can be found at Sunglass Hut and Mod Cloth’s websites, go take a look you may find a pair you can’t live without!

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