Warren Haynes ft. Railroad Earth, Road to the Vibes, Silent Disco on the Beach, and more!

Two unique sets of Warren Haynes! VibeTribe: We’re proud to announce Warren Haynes ft. Railroad Earth as the latest addition to the #Vibes20 lineup! This marks the second of two performances for the long-time Vibes favorite, and Allman brother alumni, taking place Saturday August 1st at 7:30pm. The other performance, set to close out Saturday night on the Vibes main stage, is titled Warren Haynes and the Seaside Allstars, Vibes 20th Anniversary Spectacular, featuring George Porter Jr., Branford Marsalis, Jackie Greene, Joe Russo, Marco Benevento and friends… and will be curated by Warren himself. Road to the Vibes! Today also marks the opening of this year’s much sought after Road to the Vibes band contest. Over the years artists from across the nation have signed up for the contest to be entered for a chance to win a spot to perform at this year’s Vibes! This year there is a one week staging period to allow bands to sign up, and get their fans pumped and ready to vote for them as voting officially begins on Monday June 15, 2015 at 9am EST. Fans will have a chance to vote their favorite band to the top until Thursday voting closes on July 2nd at 11:59pm EST. For more info on Road to the Vibes visit: www.facebook.com/GatheringOfTheVibes. Silent Disco on the Beach returns Returning to this year’s many offerings at the Vibes is Silent Disco on the Beach. Taking place on both Friday, and Saturday night, Silent Disco has become one of the VibeTribe’s favorite activities… coming together on the sandy beachfront of Seaside Park on the Long Island Sound...
The String Cheese Incident invites David Grisman and Peter Rowan for a Dead Set on a Grateful Evening!

The String Cheese Incident invites David Grisman and Peter Rowan for a Dead Set on a Grateful Evening!

We are excited to announce that David Grisman and Peter Rowan and will be joining The String Cheese Incident for the band’s first of two sets at Vibes! The band is now calling upon the VibeTribe to help craft a special setlist of Grateful Dead + Old and in the Way songs for them to play during their debut at Vibes. Everyone can vote for one song a day until April 9th for their best chance of hearing your favorite jam! title=”Click Here to Vote For Your Favorite Song!”>http://govibes.pgtb.me/DX6vWL The band’s second set will feature the band’s original music, and we expect them to deliver yet another high-energy set, as they always do. Check out some pro shot footage of The String Cheese Incident’s 2013 NYE...
Glowsticks, Banjos, Food Trucks for Miles

Glowsticks, Banjos, Food Trucks for Miles

Jam bands and seafarers make for unlikely bedfellows at this proudly hippie retreat, which faithfully features freewheeling folk/blues ensembles. It has also recently folded in a strong culture of boating enthusiasts, who take pride in arriving by sea to the coastal grounds.

Initial Lineup revealed for 2014 Gathering of the Vibes Festival

Initial Lineup revealed for 2014 Gathering of the Vibes Festival

Boston Music Spotlight
John Fogerty and Widespread Panic will headline this summer’s Gathering of the Vibes Festival. Now in its 19th year, the festival will return to Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut for four nights of music from Thursday, July 31 to Sunday, August 3.

New Gathering of the Vibes Videos Released!

New Gathering of the Vibes Videos Released!

Earlier today dozens of professionally-shot videos from last year’s Gathering Of The Vibes were posted to the festival’s YouTube channel. The clips include performances from Fishbone, The Revivalists, The Roots, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, John Scofield Uberjam and more.

Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule Return to the 18th Annual Gathering of the Vibes Festival

Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule Return to the 18th Annual Gathering of the Vibes Festival

Legendary saxophonist Bill Evans joins line-up as weekend featured guest artist; late night performances now open to single day ticket holders. Bridgeport, CT (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 The Vibes is thrilled to welcome Warren Haynes & Gov’t Mule back to Seaside Park following the band’s triumphant performance at the Mountain Jam Music Festival this past weekend. One of the most righteous touring bands on the scene today, Gov’t Mule (guitarist and vocalist Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis, and bassist Jorgen Carlsson) will rock the Vibes Main Stage Saturday, July 27th, rounding out a line-up stacked with music legends and rising stars. “I love playing the Vibes,” says Haynes. “Vibes is one of the early festivals built around the ‘jam band’ community. As we are half jam band (and half rock and roll band), it’s important to us to stay connected with all the roots as they grow.” Saturday’s line-up includes: Lukas Nelson and the P.O.T.R., Tribal Seeds; Steve Kimock with Bernie Worrell; funky METERS; The Roots; Grace Potter & The Nocturnals; headliner Phil Lesh & Friends. Late night DJ sets from Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation) and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem); Papadosio; and the Vibes late, late Silent Disco party on the beach will keep the energy flowing until sunrise. For festival details & ticket information go to: http://www.GOVIBES.COM. Also new to the Vibes 2013 line-up is legendary saxophonist Bill Evans, performing as a featured guest with bands throughout the weekend. At 22, Bill joined Miles Davis’ group, and from there toured the world playing with John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Mick Jagger, and...
The New York Times Arts & Entertainment Guide – Summer Stages – Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival

The New York Times Arts & Entertainment Guide – Summer Stages – Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival

Seaside Park, Bridgeport, July 25-28 2013. At least for one weekend a year, it is still the ’60s in the Nutmeg State. This bohemian retreat culls its artists and its much-emphasized good vibrations from the era’s jam-band culture, and artists seldom stray from that genre. Phil Lesh & Friends return as headliners in two nights of collaborations with high-profile peers John Scofield, John Medeski, Joe Russo and John Kadlecik; supporting performers include the Black Crowes, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Assembly of Dust, John Butler Trio and Galactic. Incongruously, the dance-punk impresario James Murphy, formerly of LCD Soundsystem, will D.J. a set — but then, at any summer festival, the utterance of Mr. Murphy’s name three times causes him to manifest. The Arts & Entertainment Guide is a Times selection of noteworthy cultural events in New York City and beyond. Return to the Press Page Related Content...
Contest Gives 175k+ Facebook Fans Power to Choose Their Favorite Unsigned Band to Perform

Contest Gives 175k+ Facebook Fans Power to Choose Their Favorite Unsigned Band to Perform

Bridgeport, Conn. (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 – With an already stellar line up announced, the 18th Annual Gathering of The Vibes Festival -July 25-28, 2013- is thrilled to welcome Blues Traveler, guitar impresario Steve Kimock & funky keyboard godfather Bernie Worrell, Jason Crosby Band, von Grey, Twiddle, and local festival favorites The Kind Buds, to its already impressive four-day lineup. They join the current roster of Jam Festival Favorites: Phil Lesh & Friends, The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Roots, Funky Meters, John Butler Trio, Galactic, Fishbone, Deep Banana Blackout, John Scofield Uberjam, Ryan Montbleau Band, Max Creek, Lord Huron, Tribal Seeds, Lukas Nelson & The P.O.T.R, Kung Fu & Dojo Allstars; and Late Night DJ Sets by Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. Festival organizers pointed to June 10th as the date for the next line-up reveal, and confirmed another HUGE artist addition and special guests announcements that will not disappoint. The daily schedule is now available! This means fans can purchase Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Single Day Passes (VIP for Single Day is also available), or the Weekend Camping Passes (that allow concert goers to enter the venue on Thursday morning enjoy music throughout the weekend – including Late Night Sets). Over 40 bands will perform on multiple stages located throughout the 370-acre beachfront venue. “While the roots of Gathering of The Vibes remain deep in the ground with acts like Phil Lesh & Friends and The Black Crowes, the mainstream exposure of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) in popular culture is revealing a convergence of jam...
Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival Adds: Blues Traveler, Steve Kimock with Bernie Worrell, Jason Crosby Band, Twiddle and von Grey

Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival Adds: Blues Traveler, Steve Kimock with Bernie Worrell, Jason Crosby Band, Twiddle and von Grey

Bridgeport, Conn. – With an already stellar line up announced, the 18th Annual Gathering of The Vibes Festival –July 25-28, 2013- is thrilled to welcome Blues Traveler, guitar impresario Steve Kimock & funky keyboard godfather Bernie Worrell, Jason Crosby Band, von Grey, Twiddle, and local festival favorites The Kind Buds, to its already impressive four-day lineup. They join the current roster of Jam Festival Favorites: Phil Lesh & Friends, The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Roots, Funky Meters, John Butler Trio, Galactic, Fishbone, Deep Banana Blackout, John Scofield Uberjam, Ryan Montbleau Band, Max Creek, Lord Huron, Tribal Seeds, Lukas Nelson & The P.O.T.R, Kung Fu & Dojo Allstars; and Late Night DJ Sets by Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. Festival organizers pointed to June 10th as the date for the next line-up reveal, and confirmed another HUGE artist addition and special guests announcements that will not disappoint. The daily schedule is now available! This means fans can purchase Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Single Day Passes (VIP for Single Day is also available), or the Weekend Camping Passes (that allow concert goers to enter the venue on Thursday morning enjoy music throughout the weekend – including Late Night Sets). Over 40 bands will perform on multiple stages located throughout the 370-acre beachfront venue. “While the roots of Gathering of The Vibes remain deep in the ground with acts like Phil Lesh & Friends and The Black Crowes, the mainstream exposure of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) in popular culture is revealing a convergence of jam and rock bands with...
Gathering of The Vibes Delivers Festival Favorite Headliners  Phil Lesh & Friends and The Black Crowes in 2013 Initial Lineup

Gathering of The Vibes Delivers Festival Favorite Headliners Phil Lesh & Friends and The Black Crowes in 2013 Initial Lineup

For Immediate Release March 19, 2013 Bridgeport, Conn.– The 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes announces their initial line-up, keeping their track record – for nearly two decades as the premier music, arts and camping festival in the Northeast. Returning to Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT for the 7th year in a row, the four-day event features the top names in Rock & Roll alongside talented up-and-comers and local musicians. Headliners include: Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh & Friends featuring: John Scofield, John Medeski, Joe Russo and John Kadlecik; Southern Rock icons The Black Crowes; Grammy winners Tedeschi Trucks Band, featuring Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks; Grammy Award winners and the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots; Grace Potter & The Nocturnals; Australia’s John Butler Trio – back by popular demand; and late night DJ sets by James Murphy (DFA/LCD Soundsystem) and Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation). “Our 2013 lineup is a result of sorting through thousands of comments and surveys responses; we hope to deliver an experience that keeps our core fans happy while remaining diverse and current,” commented Ken Hays, festival founder. “It’s a model and approach that works for us.” This year’s lineup also includes New Orleans funk legends the funky METERS, Americana new-grass rockers, Railroad Earth; distinguished jazz legend John Scofield; lords of punk/ska FISHBONE; son of Willie Nelson – Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real; and gifted singer/songwriter/Vibes regular, the Ryan Montbleau Band are among some of the many notable bands and artists performing. Bridgeport’s own Funk superstars Deep Banana Blackout will return to the Vibes stage along with...
Gathering of the Vibes Festival Signs 5-Year Deal with  City of Bridgeport

Gathering of the Vibes Festival Signs 5-Year Deal with City of Bridgeport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2012 Seaside Park to Host 18th Annual Festival through 2017 Tickets on Sale Today for Vibes 2013, July 25-28 Bridgeport, CT —The Gathering of the Vibes and the City of Bridgeport have confirmed an agreement to hold the annual music, camping, and arts festival at Seaside Park for five more years, through 2017. The 18th Gathering of the Vibes will return to the shores of the Long Island Sound July 25-28, 2013. Plans are already in motion for making next summer’s festival an unforgettable experience for all ages. Just in time for holiday stocking stuffers, tickets for the 18th Annual Gathering of the Vibes go on sale today at 10:00 a.m. EST. Visit http://govibes.com for details. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch commented, “The Gathering of the Vibes is an exceptional addition to Bridgeport’s blossoming arts and entertainment scene. We’re excited to continue developing Bridgeport’s relationship with Vibes for another five years and look forward to the tremendous opportunity to showcase the Park City to thousands of out-of-town guests from throughout the country.” Gathering of the Vibes executive director, Ken Hays added, “I am grateful to Mayor Finch and the entire City of Bridgeport for all their support over the years. This agreement solidifies the genuine relationship between the Vibes and this city; and epitomizes the original vision of legendary Bridgeport resident and circus impresario, P.T. Barnum, who donated the park land for all who wanted to hear music.” Founded in 1996, Gathering of the Vibes’ rich music history includes performances by both legends and rising stars including: Crosby, Stills & Nash, all living members of...
17th Annual Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival Bridges Generations with 2012 Artist Lineup

17th Annual Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival Bridges Generations with 2012 Artist Lineup

Bridgeport, Conn. – Known as the Northeast’s premier music, arts and camping festival, the 17th annual Gathering of the Vibes will deliver a four-day extravaganza featuring a stellar lineup including: Primus, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby with Special Guest Branford Marsalis, Mickey Hart Band, Sound Tribe Sector 9, The Avett Brothers, along with Yonder Mountain String Band, 7 Walkers, The Greyboy Allstars, and Steel Pulse. Vibes favorites Dark Star Orchestra, Zappa Plays Zappa, and Bridgeport’s own Deep Banana Blackout will return to the stage in 2012. Over 40 bands will perform on multiple stages located throughout the 370-acre beachfront venue. While Early Bird tickets have sold out, Way Advance ticket pricing has been extended as a token of thanks to the “Vibe Tribe” for their neverending love of great music and good times.

Sunday is Family Day at the Vibes Celebrating CT Residents, Vets & Active Military (2012 Pricing)

Sunday is Family Day at the Vibes Celebrating CT Residents, Vets & Active Military (2012 Pricing)

Sunday is Family Day at the Vibes Celebrating CT Residents, Vets & Active Military BRIDGEPORT, Conn., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Sunday is “Family Day” at the Gathering of the Vibes, allowing families to attend the festival at a significantly reduced ticket price. Available only at the gate, kids 15 & under are free and all Connecticut residents and members of our military showing a photo ID will gain entrance admitted for $20. Family Day offers the ideal compromise between children’s need to have fun and parents’ desire to watch some music and catch up with old friends. Gathering of the Vibes, the Northeast’s premier camping, music & arts celebration, remains a pioneer in creating a truly family friendly festival experience. Last year, Vibes hosted 700 families & their kids – 1,800 children under the age of 15 were in attendance. This unique “community” experience is what ultimately separates Gathering of the Vibes from all other music festivals, using music to bring generations together. “In 2011, ‘Family Day’ turned out better than we ever envisioned. The positive ‘vibe’ was amazing, and the spirit of thousands of young people in attendance was palatable,” says Ken Hays, festival founder. “We want to continue celebrating family, our fellow Connecticut residents, and thanking the men and women who serve our country. ‘Family Day’ has become a great platform for us to do just that.” School of Rock Partnership & Teen Vibes Stage The Vibes is pleased to again partner with the nationally acclaimed School of Rock organization. SOR is the leading performance-based music education program with schools located throughout the country, including Fairfield,...