Now only three weeks away, the excitement for Hangout Fest 2015 (May 15-17) is rising along with the temperature. With each passing year, the nation’s premiere beachside festival seems to grow both structurally and musically.

This time around will mark the debut of the Salt Life Stage, which will be located in the Hangout Courtyard. Strand of Oaks will join a versatile lineup of bands that will provide a proper test drive for this new stage.

Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks is touring in support of his latest album, “Heal.”

Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks is touring in support of his latest album, “Heal.”


Strand of Oaks is actually a young, talented songwriter named Tim Showalter, whose musical creations are evidence of his passion for his art. The songwriter is currently touring with cuts from his latest album “Heal.” Even though the record cannot deny its modern alternative rock sound, the title-track and “Same Emotions” have instrumentation that is a throwback to the early days of The Cure. Those two compositions balance and contrast Showalter’s rock anthems such as “Goshen ‘97” and “Shut In.”
The Salt Life Stage will provide the audience with an intimate setting to catch this Hangout newcomer up close and personal.

Tickets for the festival and the Thursday night pre-party are on sale now at the Hangout Fest website, and VIP and travel packages are still available. However, the Beach Club travel package option is sold-out. While the pre-party is a separate, ticketed event for those with general admission passes, it’s included with VIP passes.