Hangout To Donate All Profits to Gulf Coast Relief
May 12, 2010 at 6:09 PM (PT)
In light of the DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL affecting the GULF COAST, THE HANGOUT BEACH MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL (MAY 14th - 16th) taking place GULF SHORES, AL, will be donating all profits to regional coastal cleanup and preservation.
Further, in an effort to expand awareness and increase donations, THE HANGOUT is pleased to announce a partnership with NEW ORLEANS promoter STEPHEN REHAGE creating the CONCERTS FOR THE COAST. This two-city concert experience features THE HANGOUT BEACH MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL IN GULF SHORES and a one-day concert event on SUNDAY, MAY 16th in downtown NEW ORLEANS featuring LENNY KRAVITZ, JOHN LEGEND, ALLEN TOUSSAINT, MOS DEF, ANI DIFRANCO and the VOICE OF THE WETLANDS ALLSTARS featuring DR. JOHN, CYRIL NEVILLE and TAB BENOIT.
"The GULF COAST is what makes THE HANGOUT so unique," says SHAUL ZISLIN, co-creator of the HANGOUT BEACH MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL. "It is one of the most pristine coastlines in all of AMERICA, and we will donate every penny above our costs to keep it clean."
THE HANGOUT FESTIVAL is also expanding its effort aimed at GULF COAST recovery by organizing clean-up volunteers, raising public awareness and fundraising for the families, businesses and habitats that have been affected by this catastrophe.
In addition, THE HANGOUT has officially announced that environmental activists ERIN BROCKOVICH, KATHLEEN "KICK" KENNEDY and SIERRA CLUB BOARD PRESIDENT ALLISON CHIN will participate in public panel discussion and press conferences at the festival on SATURDAY, MAY 15th and SUNDAY, MAY 16th.
For more on the band performing at THE HANGOUT and other information, visit hangoutmusicfest.com.