Bands dream of playing a venue like the Hangout Music Fest (May 15-17). Last Year, Mobile’s Underhill Family Orchestra realized the exhilaration of playing the world class music festival as the winner of 92 ZEW’s “Reach the Beach” contest. The collective of local musicians beat out some stiff competition and not only performed beachside at Hangout Fest 2014 but also experienced exclusive areas only open to artists. Now, The ZEW is giving bands a chance to perform at Hangout Fest 2015 with their latest Reach the Beach contest.

Mobile’s Underhill Family Orchestra played the 2014 Hangout Fest. This year, 92 ZEW is giving other local bands a chance.

Mobile’s Underhill Family Orchestra played the 2014 Hangout Fest. This year, 92 ZEW is giving other local bands a chance.

Bands are encouraged to visit the 92 ZEW website (www.92zew.net) and fill out the application. Applicants should also include an audio CD and a bio. The ZEW has set aside five dates for the competition. Each date will feature a massive battle of the bands at The Hangout. In the end, one will be chosen to perform at Hangout Fest 2015 alongside acts such as Zac Brown Band, Foo Fighters and Beck. Bands should submit their entry form, bio and audio CD to The ZEW by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20. For more information, visit the 92 ZEW website.

Tickets for Hangout Fest are on sale now online. VIP and travel packages are available as well.