Disco Mickey Mouse, is that you?
By: Conner James - MSTv Correspondent
Are we as a people in Louisiana, music festival'd out? Yep, I made up a new word, but the question is a valid one, nonetheless.
But, as most of you know by looking at the web newspapers, event sites and our own proud, cutting-edge entertainment webpage, right here, (yes, a shameless plug; but we're sexy and we know it!) Louisiana is hardly lacking for music festivals.
Take a look around the area, if you think we're wrong. Whether its cold, rainy or sweltering hot, any particular weekend in this SE Louisiana region a concert, fair or festival will be going on. But guess what, we're not the only area primed to party for your weekend pleasures. Other states are raising the bar for your music festival dollars; plus, they are coming on very strong to compete with a Louisiana staple.
Look at all the fun stuff happening outside your state. You're missing out, man - you're missing out...
As Pop, dance and electronic musics continue their conquest up the charts, a virtual mass of festivals are popping up all over the deep South. Shows such as Hangout Fest and DeLuna Fest were huge draws to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. But, these were just lights to the fuse as the events seen to keep growing more and more.
Plus, if you want to keep your travel confined to the I-10 coast destinations, check out the all-new Fort Rock festival in Fort Myers, Florida.
Keeping with our Louisiana pride, this event will be co-produced by N.O. Jazz Fest partner AEG Live. With a line-up of hard and alt-metal 90’s rockers, such as the Offspring, 3 Doors Down, Pop Evil, Escape and The Fate, Grunge styles and feelings should be well channeled for the April 14 festival. (Full lineup and info at fortrockfestival.com.)
If you want to hang a little closer to home, Alabama’s three day, Hangout Fest, is ready to entertain you. This rather diverse festival has a line-up that crosses the music gamut. Whether you're a fan of Americana, indie rock, rap, electronica or jam bands, you'll find it here.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers headlines the fest and other big name acts include: The Kings of Leon and the Black Crows.
Plus, New Orleanians, Anders Osborne, Galactic and the Revivalists will also be making an appearance. The full lineup and tickets are over at hangoutmusicfest.com.
However, if you're tired of the Gulf Coast and feeling a little Georgia on your mind, you're still in luck with their festival, The Savannah Stopover.
The three day fest is a indie-music lover's dream with over 100 bands being featured. Running from March 7th to the 9th, their line-up boasts bands from the eclectic to the completely unknown, with the setup, design and decor crafted by students at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
So if art, music and thought leans towards your forte, you can reserve your attendance, or ticket at: savannahstopover.com.
So now you know just a few of your music festival options out there. So maybe now you'll take your someone special somewhere new and fun they've been hinting about? Uh huh, we know all about it! Why do you think we wrote this article?
We're just trying to be helpful, guys!