GULF SHORES — The city of Gulf Shores announced several traffic modifications that will be in place between May 8 and May 25 for the 2023 Hangout Music Festival.

The festival will be May 19 – 21, but preps are already underway.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sza, The Vegabonds, Calvin Harris, Lil Nas X and Paramore are just some of the acts scheduled for the festival.

There will be more than music at the event. Festival-goers can also enjoy art, roller disco, a psychedelic bus and even a wedding chapel.

Tickets are still available and start at $349 for general admission, plus fees. Three-day Super VIP tickets are available for $2,399, plus fees. Military and first responders may purchase Friday tickets for a discounted price.

Shuttles are available for $70 plus fees.

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Monday, May 8

East Gulf Place parking lot “Resident Parking” closed through Thursday, May 25.

Monday, May 15

Public beach access at Gulf Place closes.

Tuesday, May 16

4 a.m. - Hwy 59 south of W. 1st Ave. and Hwy 182/Beach Blvd between W. 2nd St. and E. 2nd St. will be closed to all vehicular/pedestrian traffic.

Access to West Beach: Available through Windmill Ridge Rd (preferred), W. 1st Ave. to W. 3rd St. or by taking W. 2nd Ave.

Access to Orange Beach: Available through the Gulf State Park, Canal Rd., or by taking E. 1st Ave. to E. 2nd St., E. 3rd St., or E. 4th St.

4 a.m. - Traffic flow on E. 1st Ave. and E. 2nd Ave. will be modified to a one-way-only route to help accommodate heavy pedestrian traffic. Two-way traffic flow on E. 1st St., E. 2nd St., E. 3rd St., and E. 4th St. will remain. The public is advised to utilize the traffic flow map and directional signage posted in these areas indicating proper traffic flow during this time.

Monday, May 22

6 a.m. - Hwy 59 and Hwy 182/Beach Blvd will temporarily reopen to allow for exiting traffic until 12 p.m.

Tuesday, May 23

Normal traffic conditions resume.

Thursday, May 25

All public beach parking and access points will return to normal use.

Public Beach Access:

Public beach access points at W. 4th St., W. 5th St., W. 6th St., W. 10th St., W. 12th St., W 13th St., Little Lagoon Pass, and the Gulf State Park will remain open throughout the festival. All residents and visitors are encouraged to utilize these public beach access points during this time.

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