The Hangout is bringing together two of the Gulf Coast’s favorite things at its 7th annual Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend. With a beachside party this huge, music is a must, and who better to bring it than the people who brought the world the Hangout Music Festival. As the crowds suck down cold beer and oysters, The Hangout will provide a triple-shot of bands that have become some of the area’s most beloved.

Music Feature-Mulligan Brothers

The Mulligan Brothers have used 2014 to propel themselves beyond the reaches of the Gulf Coast. When they take the stage this weekend, they will be fresh from a tour that took them to New York and back. Additionally, The Mulligan Brothers just finished working on their next release with Grammy-winning producer Steve Berlin of Los Lobos fame. The Americana four-piece has crafted a sound that is heavily steeped in bluegrass and coastal living. Their organic vibe should match perfectly with The Hangout’s hang loose atmosphere.

The acoustic sounds will continue with Willie Sugarcapps’ performances Nov. 7 and Nov. 8. The band is known as a Gulf Coast super-group in the purest sense, bringing together Grayson Capps and Corky Hughes (Grayson Capps & the Lost Cause Minstrels), Sugarcane Jane and Will Kimbrough. The group was born out of the shady surroundings of The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm. What started as group of friends jamming has grown into one of the Southeast’s most popular groups. They mix pristine vocals amongst mesmerizing acoustic work.

Nashville’s Steelism will be returning to the Gulf Coast to perform for the Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend. Their sound will definitely be a departure from the previous two bands, but they should be equally embraced by the crowd. While the pedal steel has been closely associated with country, Steelism has added a new dimension to this instrument. This band slides through ‘60s garage sounds that could plunge into surf rock instantaneously. Steelism is on tour in support of their full-length debut “615 to Fame” on Muscle Shoals’ Single Lock Records.


Friday:

Steelism
6 to 7:30 p.m.

The Mulligan Brothers
8 to 9:30 p.m.

Willie Sugarcapps
10-11:30 p.m.

Late Night
until 2 a.m.


Saturday:

Willie Sugarcapps
11:30 to 1 p.m.

Steelism
1:30 to 3 p.m.

The Mulligan Brothers
3:30 to 5 p.m.