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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach aren't just for lounging in the sand and relaxing under the sun. If you want to add some excitement to your vacation, be sure to check out the nightlife in Gulf Shores. The fun keeps going when the sun goes down on the beach. Here's what you can expect when you hit the town.


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DISPLAY EVENTS FROM 07/16/2018 to 08/15/2018

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Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

47th Annual National Shrimp Festival

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47th Annual National Shrimp Festival
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-7200

Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 11 - 14 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 100 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of nation...

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019

The Hangout Music Festival 2019

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The Hangout Music Festival 2019
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 E Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

We anticipate this event occurring around these estimated dates. Once we learn the confirmed dates, we will update this page. Meanwhile, read about last year's event details below. The Hangout Music Fest is known for sugar white beaches, starry nights and red hot music. The ...




July 16
Featured Event

Jul 9, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018

Brent Burns

Music & Nightlife
Brent Burns
Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
200 E. 25th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 967-5858

Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and community college, sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band. Life soon c...

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July 17
Featured Event

Jul 17, 2018

Phil & Foster

Music & Nightlife
Phil & Foster
Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
200 E. 25th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 967-5858

Stan Foster was born in Hope, Arkansas. He grew up singing in church choirs and school groups, and his early influences include Ricky Nelson and his sisters Beatles collection. After getting a degree in voice from Southern Arkansas University, Stan tried teaching briefly in ...

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Jun 5, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018

Karaoke

Music & Nightlife
Karaoke
Tacky Jacks - Gulf Shores
240 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-8881

Warm up your vocal chords and come join us in all the fun with Karaoke. Discover your inner rock star and start living the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. It's your turn to be a singing superstar. We can already hear your screaming fans.

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May 22, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018

Lisa Christian

Music & Nightlife
Lisa Christian
Sunset Cork Room Restaurant and Wine Bar
225 E. 16th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Lisa Christian has spent the past decade playing her clever songs, lush vocal skills, phenomenal guitar talent, and witty stage repartee as a full-time nightclub musician throughout the southeastern United States. Her music is influenced by the soul she grew up listening to ...

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July 18
Featured Event

Jul 18, 2018

Adam Holt

Music & Nightlife
Adam Holt
Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
200 E. 25th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 967-5858

A singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, and yes, even studio owner, Adam Holt has written and produced his own music in three albums over the last 8 years, blending blues, rock, gospel, country, and jazz. When he performs live, he offers a mixture of cover songs comparabl...

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Jun 20, 2018 - Jul 25, 2018

Live Music: Brent Burns

Music & Nightlife
Live Music: Brent Burns
Fin & Fork
24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and community college, sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band. Life soon c...

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Jun 20, 2018 - Jul 25, 2018

Sandra Kaye & The Legends

Music & Nightlife
Sandra Kaye & The Legends
COASTAL Gulf Shores
1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

“Midnight Confessions” was the house band for Nolan’s Restaurant and Lounge in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama, during 2009-2018. Nolan’s closed their doors on January 28, 2018, in search of a new location. Their house band, Midnight Confessions has found ...

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Jun 6, 2018 - Aug 1, 2018

Open Mic Night

Music & Nightlife
Open Mic Night
Tacky Jacks - Gulf Shores
240 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

We have some great talent in the area....are you next? Bring your friends and enjoy!

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Jul 4, 2018 - Dec 6, 2018

John Lee Sanders

Music & Nightlife
John Lee Sanders
Perdido Beach Resort Lobby Lounge
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and Emmy nominated composer, John Lee Sanders comes from the deep roots of jazz, blues and roots music through his early years in the Mississippi Delta, Alabama, the Bayous of Louisiana, and the Plains of Texas. John Lee has a 2004 Blues Awar...

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May 23, 2018 - Dec 26, 2018

Lisa Christian

Music & Nightlife
Lisa Christian
Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar
25753 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Lisa Christian has spent the past decade playing her clever songs, lush vocal skills, phenomenal guitar talent, and witty stage repartee as a full-time nightclub musician throughout the southeastern United States. Her music is influenced by the soul she grew up listening to ...

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Local Bars

If you want the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach local experience, visit some local bars. Take a seat at the bar and order a Bushwacker while getting to know the locals and others visiting from out of town. If you're looking for a place to kick back and relax, you'll find lounges and sports bars where you can do that.

Incredible Food

You can't visit the Gulf without enjoying at least a few great meals. Visit one of the many Orange Beach and Gulf Shores restaurants in the area for a delicious meal that you'll remember long after your vacation is over. Look for outdoor seating where you can enjoy your dinner while watching the sun go down, or find a restaurant with great views of the water. Look for culinary festivals during the fall and delicious, fresh Gulf Coast seafood year-round.

Live Music

There's always music playing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. From country singer-songwriters to Cajun dancing music, you'll find some of the best of the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach nightlife scene. Be sure to check the Calendar of Events to find out what live entertainment you can catch when you're in town. If you're visiting at the end of May, try to make it to the Hangout Music Festival. Past performers have included The Foo Fighters, The Black Keys and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Singing and Dancing

After a couple of drinks, you'll probably be in the mood to hit the dance floor. Both live bands and DJs will be playing music that will keep you up and moving through the night. If you're feeling extra brave, look for the bars offering karaoke and open mic nights. Take your turn performing and show off your talent to the crowd.

Girls or Guys Night Out

Get the group together and plan your night out. From bachelor parties to birthday blowouts, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer the perfect spots for celebrating. Check out the cigar bar, order a round of fruity drinks at a tiki bar or toast to your vacation together with a craft cocktail.

Family Friendly Fun

The Gulf Shores nightlife isn't just for the adults. If you're looking for family-friendly after-hour activities, you're in luck. When visiting during the summer months, you'll find that many attractions stay open later. Enjoy a family game of mini golf, visit the amusement park rides and check out the water parks. Many have later hours of operation in the summer.

Whether you're looking for a casual evening out or some late night fun, you'll find the Gulf Shores nightlife spot for you. Order your 2018 Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Vacation Guide to see what else you have to look forward to during your next vacation. Book your lodging today with a Gulf Shores or Orange Beach hotel, condo or house rental this season!
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