Bikini? Check. Flip flops? Check. Sundresses, sunglasses, and sunscreen? Check, check, and double check. My gas tank is full, my beach bag is packed, and my friends are ready. In less than thirty minutes, we are checking out of Memphis and road tripping south to Gulf Shores, Alabama for an extended weekend of sun, fun, and beach bums. Our destination is home of the first ever The Hangout Beach, Music, & Arts Festival, a three-day seaside music festival featuring tons of great artists. Think Bonnaroo, but on the beach. Plus a condo overlooking the ocean. Bliss.
We’re not sure exactly what to expect, but we’re positive it’s going to be a blast. Anything involving sunshine and dancing in the sand with some of my favorite guys and gals sounds like a win to me. As we collect adventures and experiences, I’ll be sure to share them on my trusty blog.
Bonus: In light of the recent oil spill, all proceeds from the festival are being dedicated to coastal conservation and restoration. In fact, the festival has recently been dubbed the “Concert for the Coast”.
Happy weekend, friends! If you are going to be in Memphis, enjoy the BBQ!