Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL is May 16-18, 2014 - www.hangoutmusicfest.com

Mary Howell, Jan Ramsey on WVUE

This morning, OffBeat‘s Heartbeat Award honoree Mary Howell appeared on the Fox 8 Morning News with Rob Masson and publisher Jan Ramsey. Here’s the video. Tomorrow morning, Ramsey will be in the studio with Lifetime Achievement in Music Education honoree John Rankin, who’ll both talk and perform in the 8 o’clock hour.

Masson will host the Best of the Beat Awards ceremony Friday night at Generations Hall with Liz Reyes and Jan Ramsey. Tickets are on sale now for $30; they’ll be $35 the day of the show.