Tell me about the Parking fee. What’s the deal?

For Weekend Campers, there is an additional $20 per VEHICLE parking fee, payable on site (this includes cars and RVs). This fee is in addition to your Weekend Camping Pass. If you have a VIP Weekend Camping Pass, there is no charge for parking. If you walk, ride a...

How does the Layaway Program work?

Purchase your first installment at any time between now and the end of the program. Then complete your ticket purchase with 3 easy additional installments starting on the 15th of the following month. For Example: Make your initial purchase any time in the month of...

How do I refund my ticket?

We are truly sorry that you won’t be able to join us. Unfortunately, there are no refunds. The event is rain or shine. The purchaser and/or bearer of a ticket understands that he/she is purchasing this ticket to the festival and not a particular artist’s...

Which airports are closest to the venue?

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport — HVN — 22.9 mi (30 minutes to Vibes) Westchester Country Airport — HPN — 35 miles (45 minutes to Vibes) LaGuardia Airport — LGA — 54 miles (75 minutes to Vibes) John F. Kennedy International Airport — JFK — 61 miles (75 minutes to...

I am coming just for the day. Where do I park?

There will be several lots for Day Parking and each will have shuttle service to and from Vibes. When you get close to the venue, please follow the signs to the Day Parking Lots. No one should have to wait more than 15 or 20 minutes for a shuttle. Shuttles will run...

I want to leave Vibes on foot to get more supplies/food/beer.

You are welcome to leave site as you wish to get more supplies (On foot is a great choice, we also recommend local taxi-cabs, as leaving and reentering via car is prohibited). However, please keep in mind, we do not allow outside food, coolers or alcohol of any kind...

What about open-pit campfires, tiki torches, and chinese lanterns?

For everyone’s safety we cannot allow open-pit campfires, tiki torches or Chinese lanterns. You may, however, bring charcoal and/or propane grills and stoves to cook on. They must be accompanied by a fire extinguisher that is valid for 2015. Please see grilling...

What are my grilling and/or stove options?

Both charcoal and propane grills are permitted. All propane cylinders must be sized 20 pounds (5 gallons) or less and must be certified. All propane cylinders must be re-certified 12 years after manufacture date and every 5 years thereafter (see you local propane...

Does Vibes offer a discounted ticket City of Bridgeport employees?

Yes! Employees of the City of Bridgeport receive the exact same offer as Bridgeport residents. Please read the above description for the Bridgeport Resident Ticket. Employees must show their valid City of Bridgeport employee photo ID when they purchase their tickets...

I would like to select where I park my RV. How do I do that?

There are no reservations for specific RV locations. Once you get to Vibes, you will be directed to your RV space. Specific spaces may not be reserved ahead of time EVEN IF you have additional parking passes such as: Family, Boardie, Sober, or Handy Camping, etc. This...

What about RV driving directions? IMPORTANT!

Most of the roads utilized to gain access to Seaside Park have low-lying bridges which make RV travel challenging unless you follow the specific RV directions! Keep an eye out for an e-mail with RV directions sent to you as we get closer to the show.

What if my RV is under 25 feet long?

Important NEW guidelines for RV’s and & Tow Behind Campers and Trailers Due to Fire Department compliance & public safety concerns, the following vehicle types will require an RV Pass, and can NOT be parked in the regular campgrounds: • All tow-behind campers,...

I want to bring my RV or Camper, do I need an RV Pass?

Important NEW guidelines for RV’s and & Tow Behind Campers and Trailers Due to Fire Department compliance & public safety concerns, the following vehicle types will require an RV Pass, and can NOT be parked in the regular campgrounds: • All tow-behind campers,...

When will Single-Day Tickets be available this year?

Single-Day Tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are available in the Spring. Keep in mind there is no Thursday Single-Day Ticket. Your Single-Day Ticket does not include access to the campgrounds, Late Night Stage nor Thursday entry.  You may want to grab a full...

I’m thinking about going VIP this year. What does VIP include?

It includes so much! We streamline your arrival through a separate vehicle entrance with a fraction of the wait, catered lunch Fri-Sun in the VIP tent, free snacks, beverages and discounted beer throughout the weekend. Make yourself at home at the VIP tent, equipped...

Where can I buy Vibes Merch?

Gathering of the Vibes Merchandise can be found at our Merch Booth on-site throughout the entire festival or on our Merch Cart all year round.

What is Gathering of the Vibes’ water policy?

Attendees passing through the North Grove ticketing entrance as Day-Ticket holders may enter with:
1-24 oz sealed water bottle per person may pass through the security check point. No Coolers.
Empty hyrdation packs, or empty water bottles up to 1 gallon, may be brought into the festival and filled at our free filling stations.
If you arrive with an opened container, you will have to empty it, however, there will be free filling stations located in the Food Court.
Attendees walking from the camping areas into general assembly areas may pass through security check points with:
1-24 oz sealed or unsealed water per person. No coolers.
Any non-alcohol beverage purchased from a food vendor may pass through security check points.
Per state law, you cannot bring alcohol into the concert or general assembly areas.
Any container larger than 24 oz needs to be emptied and can be refilled at our free water station (located at the Food Court)
Empty hyrdation, or empty water bottles up to 1 gallon, may be brought into General Assembly and filled at our free filling stations.

What is the GPS address for Seaside Park?

We discourage use of your GPS since we actually change the direction of a couple of one-way streets. Please check the link in the answer above closer to show time for up to date directions.

Which airports are closest to the venue?

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport — HVN — 22.9 mi (30 minutes to Vibes)
Westchester Country Airport — HPN — 35 miles (45 minutes to Vibes)
LaGuardia Airport — LGA — 54 miles (75 minutes to Vibes)
John F. Kennedy International Airpot — JFK — 61 miles (75 minutes to Vibes)
Bradley International Airport (Hartford) — BDL — 71 miles (75 minutes to Vibes)
Newark Liberty International Airport — EWR — 75 miles (90 minutes to Vibes)
(all travel times are approximate and, of course, dependent on time-of-day and traffic conditions)

I am staying at a hotel. Are there shuttles running to and from the venue?

If you booked a hotel at one of the selections we have on our website, then we will be providing shuttle service for a nominal fee. For $20 per person, you can ride the shuttle from your hotel to the show, as many times as you like all weekend! Here is our “Hotel Page” with info on booking your hotel reservation today.

I am a Bridgeport Resident but I need to drive to the show. Where do I park?

There will be several lots for Day Parking and they all will have shuttle service to and from Vibes. When you get close to the venue, please follow the signs to the Day Parking Lots. No one should have to wait more than 15 or 20 minutes for a shuttle. Shuttles will run from 9:00AM until 4:00AM. Your parking fee will include unlimited shuttle rides for that day.

I am coming just for the day. Where do I park?

There will be several lots for Day Parking and each will have shuttle service to and from Vibes. When you get close to the venue, please follow the signs to the Day Parking Lots. No one should have to wait more than 15 or 20 minutes for a shuttle. Shuttles will run from 9:00AM until 4:00AM. Your parking fee will include unlimited shuttle rides for that day.

What is the difference between Campgrounds, Concert Area, Net Assembly and Festival Grounds?

Campgrounds are the areas where you camp and can only access with a Weekend or VIP Camping Pass. Concert Areas and Net Assembly are where the stages are and are accessible by anyone with the appropriate Day Ticket or Weekend Camping Pass. Festival Grounds is everywhere! While you may bring outside food and beverage into the Campgrounds, you may not bring any outside food or beverages into the designated Concert Areas. Things that are prohibited on the Festival Grounds, are not allowed anywhere! (see Water rules for exceptions)

What if I want to leave Vibes on foot to get more supplies, food, or beer?

You are welcome to leave site as you wish to get more supplies. (On foot is a great choice, we also recommend local taxi-cabs, as leaving and reentering via car is strongly discouraged).
However, please keep in mind, we do not allow outside food, coolers or alcohol of any kind into the general attendee/concert area, this is only permitted in the camping areas. Once you are done with your excursion, if you are camping on the East Side of the festival please enter at North Grove Box office, near the Arches, and go directly into the campground with your cooler or alcohol. Likewise, if you are camping on the West Side, you have to enter on the West. You may either return to the Arches and take a shuttle over or have your taxi-cab driver drop you off at the Mid-West Camping Entrance.
Don’t forget to leave your wristband on! You will not be allowed back in with a wristband that has been removed, cut, etc.

What about open-pit campfires, tiki torches, and chinese lanterns?

For everyone’s safety we cannot allow open-pit campfires, tiki torches or chinese lanterns. You may, however, bring charcoal and/or propane grills and stoves to cook on. They must be accompanied by a fire extinguisher that is valid for 2013. Please see grilling question above.

What are my grilling and/or stove options?

Both charcoal and propane grills are permitted. All propane cylinders must be sized 20 pounds (5 gallons) or less and must be certified. All propane cylinders must be re-certified 12 years after manufacture date and every 5 years thereafter (see you local propane dealer for more details). Any grill or stove must be accompanied by a fire extinguisher that is valid for 2013.

I heard I can get a discounted ticket if I am a veteran or serving in the military. Is this true?

First, thank you for your service. We’re happy you can join us at the Vibes! All veterans with a DD214 and Active Military with current Military ID may purchase tickets at the Bridgeport Resident rate of $75. Please read the above description for the Bridgeport Resident Ticket. Military discount tickets do not include camping, Thursday entry, or access to the Late Night Stage. One ticket per ID please.

What if I just moved to Bridgeport and my ID is not updated yet?

Welcome to the neighborhood! If you just moved to Bridgeport, please present a government issued photo ID along with a utility bill (e.g., CL&P bill, phone bill). The first and last name on your ID must match the first and last names on the utility bill to be sufficient for proof of residency. One ticket per resident.

I would like to select where I park my RV. How do I do that?

First, in order to bring an RV to Vibes, you must purchase an RV Pass beforehand. Everyone traveling/camping in the RV must also purchase a Weekend Camping Pass. Sometimes there are limited RV passes still available at showtime but please call ahead or check the...

What about RV driving directions?

Keep an eye out for an e-mail with RV directions. This will be sent to you when we get closer to the show. Many of the roads to get to Seaside Park have low-lying bridges which make RV travel difficult. Please make sure to print the directions out and take them with you before you get on the road!

I have a pop-up trailer. Can I bring that in without an RV Pass?

Important NEW guidelines for RV’s and & Tow Behind Campers and Trailers Due to Fire Department compliance & public safety concerns, the following vehicle types will require an RV Pass, and can NOT be parked in the regular campgrounds: • All tow-behind campers,...

What if my RV is under 25 feet long?

If your RV is under 25 feet long, bumper to bumper (including the tow vehicle), you do not need to purchase an RV Pass and you may camp in the general camping areas; however, you may not run a generator. We’re sorry about that but the only place you may run an RV...

I want to bring my RV that is 25 feet or more in length to Vibes.

Then you need an RV Pass in addition to your Camping Passes. Any RV or combined car-pulling-a-trailer set-up that is over 25 feet in length must have an RV Pass. RV Passes are sold on a first-come-first-served basis and sell-out quickly! Purchase them through our...

Can I purchase a Single-Day Ticket for just Thursday?

We hate to say, “No,” to you but you may not buy a “Thursday-Only” ticket. Only Weekend Camping Pass holders get in on Thursday. Also, Bridgeport Residents Ticket holders do not have access on Thursday. Thursday is a “bonus” day for folks purchasing a Weekend Camping...

So, do I have to leave immediately after the Main Stage music ends?

Well not immediately after the Main Stage music ends. Please feel free to check out the vendors on the Main Stage concert field and hang out for a bit, but we ask that everyone leaves within an hour after the Main Stage music ends. If you do stay for a bit, please be aware that the Main Stage concert field is closing down and you will not have access to the Late Night Stage nor the campgrounds. Taxis and shuttles are available just outside the main gate.

I’m thinking about going VIP this year. What does this include?

It includes so much! We streamline your arrival through a separate vehicle entrance with a fraction of the wait, catered lunch Fri-Sun in the VIP tent, free snacks, beverages and discounted beer throughout the weekend. Make yourself at home at the VIP tent, equipped...

I want to stay in a hotel, do I need to purchase a Weekend Camping Pass?

Well, that depends! If you want to attend the Vibes on Thursday or stay after the Main Stage closes for ANY of the Late Night Stage acts, you will need to purchase the Weekend Camping Pass. You also need a Weekend Camping Pass if you want to visit any of your friends’ campsites. However, if you just want to attend Fri, Sat & Sun during the day, leave after the Main Stage closes, and not enter the campgrounds, you may purchase Single-Day Tickets. Rock on, either way!