The 92 Zew’s “Reach the Beach” contest is giving a plethora of bands the chance to win a spot on the Hangout Fest line-up. The next step of this contest requires the finalists to open for one of the Zew’s free “Countdown to the Hangout” concerts.

Kaboom, from D’Iberville, Miss., will have the pleasure of being the first band to try to reach the beach. This band’s mixture of electronic and live instrument elements, combined with front man Dustin Kahlil’s unique vocals, earned them third-place worldwide in the online portion in the Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands.

Majestico will be the evening’s headliner. Hailing from Nashville, this ATO Records band has been busy promoting their release, “Kingdom Come.” Majestico retreated into The Bomb Shelter recording studio to lay down tracks with producer Andrija Tokic. Tokic was introduced to Majestico through their mutual friends Alabama Shakes. Majestico takes their listeners back to the glory days of ’60s garage rock with their contagious music.


Countdown to the Hangout, feat. Majestico, Kaboom
Date: Saturday, April 5, at 6 p.m.
Venue: The Hangout, 101 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores
Tickets: Free