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3 of the Best Venues for Concerts in Gulf Shores, AL

Everything that happens on the Gulf Coast is fueled by a love for our clear-water, sugar sand beaches. Why would concerts in Gulf Shores, AL, be any different? Several venues here encompass the vibrant music culture that is alive and well in Gulf Shores. The following concert locations are favorites for their ideal combination of high-energy fun and easygoing beach vibes!

Aside from high-profile concerts in Gulf Shores, AL, the area features so many amazing attractions. If you're still rounding out your itinerary, Request our free Vacation Guide. We'll give you all the information you need to plan a fun-filled beachfront getaway in Gulf Shores!

3 of the Best Venues for Concerts in Gulf Shores, AL

The Amphitheater at the Wharf

The Amphitheater at the Wharf hosts numerous concerts year-round as a part of the Gulf Shores Entertainment Series. The venue is technically located in Orange Beach, just an 18-minute drive from the city of Gulf Shores. We love this concert hub because it has hosted some of the country's brightest stars: Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Widespread Panic, and Jimmy Buffett, just to name a few! In addition, fun surrounds the Amphitheater at every turn. The Wharf features a full-service marina with access to the Intracoastal Waterway, a chic shopping center, a state-of-the-art movie theater, and the South's tallest ferris wheel!

The Amphitheater's remaining 2017 Orange Beach concerts are big-time acts! Here's who you can expect to see at the Amphitheater for the rest of this summer:

  • July: Journey, Florida Georgia Line

  • August: Kenny Chesney (sold out), Matchbox Twenty

  • September: Green Day, Eric Church

The Hangout Music Festival

Imagine listening to your favorite bands with your toes in the sand, surrounded by your closest friends. That's the Hangout Music Festival in a nutshell! Held each May at the shore between East and West Beach Boulevard, the 3-day Hangout Music Festival is the ultimate destination for live music, sun, and fun! In addition to singing along to your favorite stars, you'll eat well, find cool merchandise, and partake in beach games. This festival is the unofficial kickoff to summer in Gulf Shores, so it deserves a spot on your bucket list!

This series of 2017 Gulf Shores concerts included big names like Mumford and Sons, Weezer, MGMT, and Chance the Rapper. The Hangout Festival lineup gets better every year, so don't wait to get your tickets for next year's show!

Vinyl Music Hall

Though Located an hour away from Gulf Shores in Pensacola, FL, the Vinyl Music Hall should top your list of venues to keep an eye on! This seatless concert space in the heart of Downtown Pensacola doubles as a cocktail bar, so you and your friends are sure to have a great time. Some of the headliners playing this venue in 2017 include B.O.B., Passafire, Metro Station, Yelawolf, and Conor Oberst. Check Vinyl Music Hall's calendar for more information!

Get Some Relaxation in at a Gulf Shores Vacation Rental

Beautiful beaches, great entertainment, and camaraderie combine when you stay with us at Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals. Our gorgeous beachfront properties are the homes you dream about! Our Horn's Hideaway rental sleeps 11 people, so it's a perfect choice for a group of friends or family members seeking rest and tranquility after a long, music-filled weekend in Gulf Shores!


After a long day of loud tunes and bright sun, Horn's Hideaway is the perfect refuge. This multi-level rental right on the beach features a balcony, grill, washer, and dryer, so you'll have access to all the comforts of home. This property's unobstructed views of the ocean are breathtaking, too; the walls in almost every room are lined with sweeping, wide-panel windows that beautifully frame the gently breaking waves.

We hope to see you at a major Gulf Shores concert soon! Don't wait to book your stay with us; our rentals fill up quickly!