Are you going to be in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Thursday May 17th, 2012? If so you better get $15 ready to throw down on this awesome festival kick-off party!

Featuring 9 bands on 2 stages the 2012 Hangout Music Fest Kick-Off event year will be bigger and better than ever.

Due to high demand and, since the festival will not be offering late-night shows, promoters have expanded the event to include more bands and more than double the tickets.

Tickets go on sale on sale this Friday at 10am CST for $15 on the event website.

Hangout Music Fest Kick-Off Party Lineup:

Big Gigantic
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Perpetual Groove
Nobody Beats The Drum
Delta Rae
The Kingston Springs

Gates to the kick-off open at 2pm CST on Thursday, May 17.

Watch Big Gigantic’s full performance from the 2011 Hangout Music Fest!