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Band: LuLuPalooza
Date: Saturday, May 26, noon
Venue: Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s, 200 East 25th Ave. (Gulf Shores), www.lulubuffett.com
Tickets: Free


Even though Hangout Fest brought a multitude to the Alabama shoreline last weekend, Memorial Day weekend serves as the official start of summer. Each year, Jimmy Buffett’s “crazy sista” Lucy heralds the beginning of summer with LuLuPalooza. This annual event fills LuLu’s “Crazy Sista Boat Stage” with a calliope of sounds from across the nation. This year’s installment of will bring five great acts to this beachside establishment.

Chicago native Lefty Collins will give the crowd a case of the blues. Whether the guitar is electric or acoustic, Collins’ talent on the strings cannot be denied. This International Blues Challenge alumnus will fill his set with originals and covers drenched in blues and classic rock.

Phil & Foster will provide a bit of Azalea City representation in this mix. This duo’s eclectic style of Americana has earned them a weekly spot at Callaghan’s and a legion of adoring fans. Phil & Foster, with special guest Richard Douglas Jensen, are sure to be crowd pleasers.

Pensacola’s Jillian Holt & the Soul Progressive will add a bit of classic groove to the mix. This vocalist provides her own interpretation of Motown’s glory days. From Aretha Franklin to J.R. Walker & the All Stars, Holt and her crew are sure to get the crowd on its feet.

The crowd is sure to have a religious experience with Skate Mountain Records’ Jimmy Lumpkin & the Revival. Lumpkin’s mix of folk and soul should provide for a jam-filled set.

Since his Weeks Bay Plantation performance, Seth Walker has been spending a lot of time in the Mobile Bay area, and now he is headlining LuLuPalooza. This singer-songwriter’s fun, versatile sound will offer a grand finale to this event.