- Associated Press - Saturday, May 19, 2018

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Organizers of the Hangout Music Festival at Gulf Shores, Alabama, are hoping for improving weather after a wet start to the event.

Saturday’s schedule includes headliner The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and forecasters say there’s a 20 percent chance of rain with highs in the upper 80s.

That’s a big improvement from the kickoff party on Thursday, when officials had to tell people to seek shelter as severe weather moved through the area.

The festival is held on the public beach at Gulf Shores and attracts tens of thousands of people each year. It concludes Sunday when headliner Kendrick Lamar takes the stage. He’s currently one of the top touring artists globally.

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