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Krauss, Zac Brown play Hangout Beach Music fest

Thursday, February 18, 2010 – Alison Krauss and Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas and Zac Brown Band will be among the bands playing at this year's Hangout Beach Music and Arts in Gulf Shores, Ala. Mary 14-16.

Other key acts slated to play are Trey Anastasio and TAB, John Legend, Ray LaMontagne, Ben Harper and Relentless7 and The Flaming Lips.

Attendance will be limited to 35,000 people per day. Festival tickets are available online at www.hangoutmusicfest.com. Ticket prices are $159 for a 3-day pass and limited $82 day passes will be available.

The line-up includes: The Black Crowes, Jerry Jeff Walker, Gov't Mule, Ray LaMontagne, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Funky Meters,Blind Boys of Alabama, Matisyahu , Girl Talk, Guster, Brett Dennen, Keller Williams, North Mississippi Allstars, A.L.O., The Whigs, Ozomatli, OK GO, Orianthi, Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam, Pnuma Trio, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears, Toubab Krewe Mat Hires, A.A. Bondy Rachel Goodrich, Moon Taxi, El Cantado, Kristy Lee and Roman Street.

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