Your Summer Soundtrack: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

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The sun. The sand. The surf. The great tunes! Your summer soundtrack in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach will be filled with top acts and a few you may have never heard of. From the Hangout Music Festival and LuLuPalooza in Gulf Shores to the C Spire Concert Series at The Wharf and Sandstock at the Flora-Bama, the tunes keep going all summer long.

Hangout Music Festival

For three wonderful days (May 18-20) the public beach in Gulf Shores is transformed into a music lover’s paradise with performances on multiple stages, with genres including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music.

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Fans enjoy the Hangout Music Festival on the beach in Gulf Shores. Photo:


More than 60 acts will entertain the crowds across the Hangout Music Festival weekend. The lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers, The Killers, Halsey, Foster the People, Slightly Stoopid, Skip Marley, Greta Van Fleet and Anderson East.


On May 26 plan to spend the whole day at Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s in Gulf Shores. Find your spot in the sand for LuLuPalooza and enjoy live music throughout the day. Of course you can order up that famous cheeseburger and a few frosty drinks to complement the tunes.

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LuLuPalooza is all-day fun at Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s in Gulf Shores. Photo from:

C Spire Concert Series

What’s on your summer playlist? A fun 80s or 90s flashback? Country chart toppers? The DMB? Take your ear buds out and head to The Wharf Amphitheater to catch your favorite stars in person during the C Spire Concert Series.

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The tunes start in April with Styx and REO Speedwagon  on April 14 and Chris Young’s Losing Sleep World Tour on April 20. In May kick up your cowboy boots with Dwight Yoakam on May 24. This show is at the Orange Beach Event Center. And it is back to the Amphitheater for the Dave Matthews Band on May 27.


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The 90s come roaring back on June 15 with the I Love the 90s Tour featuring Salt N Pepa, Coolio and Tone Loc. Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour  rolls into town on June 23. Jason Aldean keeps the summer sizzling with his High Noon Neon Tour on July 26.

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August isn’t slowing down as three great shows are on the calendar. The month starts with Miranda Lambert + Little Big Town on August 2. Imagine Dragons takes the stage on August 7. Keith Urban  wraps up the month on August 25 with his Graffiti U Tour.


The Flora-Bama is always up for a good time and on August 5 the fun takes on a hippy vibe with Sandstock. Live music on stage throughout the day and all the peace and love you can handle, man.

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Sandstock at the world-famous Flora-Bama. Photo from:


That’s just the current lineup. Keep an eye on the calendar to see who else will be rocking your summer soundtrack in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. And if your plans bring you to the beach in between these great shows, no worries! Check out the area nightlife where you can always find live music at your favorite restaurants and bars.