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Alabama gulf seafood will take center stage at Hangout Music Festival

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On March 20, Hangout Music Festival announced their 2014 culinary additions to this year's festival. More than 35,000 fans will have a chance to enjoy and sample fresh seafood from some of the best restaurants in the region, all of which will feature Alabama Gulf Seafood from the state's 53 miles of coastline.

Attending the festival last year, I had the best and most memorable time their and the food (specifically the seafood) was a definitive highlight of the trip. Last year, the festival served over 3,000 pounds of fresh Alabama Gulf seafood, which included fresh Gulf shrimp, crab and oysters. With this being their third year of partnership, this year's festival will have a newly designed outdoor courtyard will feature Acme Oyster House, The Hungry Owl and Wintzell's Oyster House. The music will also be enjoyed from the BMI stage, which is located inside the courtyard.

"Alabama has always had some of the best seafood restaurants around, which makes sense since we have access to an abundance of fresh Gulf seafood just down the road from where it is cooked," said Chris Blankenship, Director of Marine Resources and Program Administrator for Alabama Gulf Seafood. "These restaurants and chefs have spent generations mastering the art of cooking Gulf seafood, and now with the Alabama Gulf Seafood Courtyard, fans from all over the world can have the unforgettable experience of enjoying it just miles from where it is caught - and with some of the best musicians playing in the background."

Check out the websites to each of the restaurants featured in the article above:

Acme Oyster House

The Hungry Owl

Wintzell's Oyster House

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