Some locals are still looking for the perfect Christmas present for that music lover on their list. One of the best music-centric gifts that a person could give is the gift of live music, and it does not get much better than Hangout Fest.
However, after buying a red sack full of Christmas gifts for others, your balance sheet may be a little low. With that in mind, Hangout Fest has established payment plans for both general admission and VIP tickets. For general admission, an initial payment of $62.25 must be made by Wednesday, Dec. 31. After the world welcomes 2015, three more additional payments of $62.25 must be made. For VIP tickets, an initial payment of $333 must be made by the end of 2014 with two more payments of $333 required to attend Hangout Fest 2015.
Once again, Hangout Fest is offering travel packages that provide a condo, tickets, shuttle passes and a souvenir poster. There are two tiers of travel packages. The “Luxury Travel Package” scores four festival-goers a four-night stay at a three-bedroom condo at Turquoise Place and access to an exclusive after-party at The Gulf. The “Beach Club Travel Package” includes a three-night stay with the choice of a one, two or three bedroom condo for two or four people. Plus, the travel package-holders will also be able to enjoy morning acoustic concerts on Saturday and Sunday morning at The Beach Club. All these wonderful gifts can be purchased through the Hangout Fest website.
Get the led out
The Black Jacket Symphony has made the Jewel on Joachim one of its regular stops, and the unique concert experience will return to the Saenger Theatre on Friday, Jan. 9. The ensemble has established a reputation for performing accurate portrayals of legendary albums from artists ranging from Pink Floyd to Prince. They are also known for using their second set to provide a number of “greatest hits” from the evening’s featured artist. For each album, The Black Jacket Symphony handpicks musicians specifically for the album covered. Their formula allows the audience to experience classic albums “performed as sonically perfect as it was recorded.”
For their January performance, The Black Jacket Symphony will take on Led Zeppelin’s iconic album “Houses of the Holy.” Originally released in 1973, the album features chart-toppers such as “The Song Remains the Same,” “Dancing Days” and “The Ocean.” Tickets are on sale now at the Saenger Box Office and through Ticketmaster.
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