Perhaps no season is as welcome on the hot and humid Gulf Coast as the fall, and these cooler months ending in the letter “R.” Traditionally, the region recognizes this time as the time to enjoy oysters. The beloved bivalve serves as the guest of honor for The Hangout’s Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend Nov. 4-5.

Once again, a cavalcade of culinary masters and craft brewers will invade the beachside landmark in an effort to attract as many approving tasters as possible. In addition, a number of live bands will be on hand to provide the event’s soundtrack.

The weekend will begin with an evening filled with craft beer and the sounds of the Wham Bam Bowie Band. Rock legend David Bowie was one of 2016’s many victims. This group will provide an excellent tribute to one of modern music’s most iconic artists. Even the staunchest of Bowie fans will have no problem embracing Wham Bam Bowie Band’s set.

A trio of bands from across the musical spectrum will perform during the Oyster Cook-Off on Saturday. “Gulf Coast Blues Boy” Jamell Richardson will return to The Hangout for a charismatic set of homegrown blues and stellar guitar work. Elberta’s Shelby Brown used her run on the NBC vocal talent show “The Voice.” Now, she will be singing for her local fans. Modern country star Chase Bryant will complete the Oyster Cook-Off’s lineup. Bryant’s fans have been enjoying his latest singles “Little Bit of You” and “Room to Breathe.”

General and VIP tickets for both events are available now at