This page contains answers to your most commonly-asked questions about the Vibes… Click on the question to reveal the answer. If your question is not answered here, please submit it to our Customer Service Team using the form on the right.
How do I buy Tickets?
I never received a confirmation email for my ticket order but the bank says there is a charge.
My dog ate my tickets or I can’t find them, can you send me them?
Please remember that even if there is more than one printed copy of your PDF ticket, only the 1st ticket through the gates will be valid.
I purchased a Layaway ticket in April. When is my next payment due?
Be aware that your card will be automatically charged for your final three payments. If a charge does not clear (for example, if you cancel your credit card or don’t have enough money in your debit card account) you will forfeit your previous payments. You will receive your PDF ticket once all four payments have been made. If you do not see your PDF tickets by July 8th, please call the office 203.908.3030.
New Layaway Purchases are no longer available.
Weekend Camping Pass
What does the Weekend Camping Pass include? Do I need another ticket to get into the concert area?
Is the Weekend Camping Pass per vehicle, or per person?
I want to stay in a hotel, do I need to purchase a Weekend Camping Pass?
I only want to camp for one night. Do I still need to purchase the whole Weekend Camping Pass?
Thursday Arrival: Early-Entry Parking Fee
Tell me about the Thursday Early-Entry fee. What’s the deal?
For Weekend Campers we offer Thursday entry as a bonus day to come in and get set-up and see some music. If you choose to come in on Thursday, there is an additional $20 per VEHICLE parking fee, payable on site (this includes cars and RV’s). This fee is in addition to your Weekend Camping Pass.
If you have a VIP Weekend Camping Pass, there is no charge for early entry. Early entry ends at Midnight on Thursday night (into Friday morning). EVERYONE in the car must have a Weekend Camping Pass.
If you walk, ride a bike, skate board, catch a bus, taxi or camel into the Vibes, then there is no additional parking fee! You must have a Weekend Camping Pass for Thursday, regardless.
I’m thinking about going VIP this year. What does VIP include?
When will Single-Day VIP Tickets be available this year?
When will Single-Day Tickets be available this year?
Single-Day Ticket, what does it get me?
How long can I stay after the Main Stage music ends?
Can I purchase a Single-Day Ticket for just Thursday?
How much are kids tickets and do children under a certain age get in for free?
We pride ourselves in being a family-friendly festival and love when you share the Gathering of the Vibes with your family. We offer many fun activities for kids of all ages! Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The only exception to this is VIP. Please check out the VIP Kids and Families page for details. On Sunday, Family Day, kids 15 and under are free when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- 12 and under are free
- 13 and up – adult ticket
- 5 and under are free
- 6-12 – Kids VIP ticket
- 12 and under are free
- 13 and up – adult ticket
- 15 and under are free
- 16 and up – adult ticket
I want to bring my RV or Camper, do I need an RV Pass?
What does my RV Pass include? Do I also need to purchase Camping Passes?
What if my RV is under 25 feet long?
I have a pop-up trailer. Can I bring that in without an RV Pass?
What about RV driving directions? IMPORTANT!
I would like to select where I park my RV. How do I do that?
I ordered my tickets online and have not received them yet. What should I do?
It goes a little something like this:
1. Once you place your order we will e-mail you both a confirmation e-mail and the actual ticket(s) (Note: these are two separate e-mails that may not arrive at the same time)
2. Your confirmation e-mail will contain your purchasing information
3. Your ticket comes as an PDF attachment that you need to print out and bring to the show. If you ordered more than one ticket, your e-mail will contain more than one ticket PDF attachment.
If you do not receive both e-mails, please check your spam, junk mail, and trash folders in case they ended up there. If you do not receive both emails along with your tickets within one day of purchase, please call the office at (203) 908-3030.
I am thinking of buying a ticket from a friend, off Craigslist, E-bay, or other. Is that a good idea?
DON’T GET SCAMMED!
It doesn’t matter whose name is on the ticket; if the ticket comes up having already been scanned at the gate, you will need to purchase a new ticket at the full price.
I want a sweet Vibes souvenir ticket for my collection, brah! How can I get one?
I live in Bridgeport and heard that Vibes offers discounted tickets for Bridgeport residents, is this true?
Here are the details: Bridgeport Resident Tickets are non-camping tickets and are on sale at the gate starting Friday. You must show photo ID with a Bridgeport address. One ticket per resident.
No access to the camping areas or Late Night Stage. You must buy the Weekend Camping Pass for Thursday entry, to access the camping areas, or to see the music on the Late Night Stage. There are no discounted Weekend Camping Passes.
I just moved to Bridgeport and my ID is not updated yet, can I still buy a Resident Ticket?
Is there a discounted ticket for veterans or current military members?
Does Vibes offer a discounted ticket City of Bridgeport employees?
Ticket Upgrades and Access to the Late Night Stage
I bought Single Day Tickets. Now I'm thinking I want to camp. Can I upgrade to camping or VIP?
Can I see the acts on the Late Night Stage with a Single-Day Ticket?
Can I camp if I’m just coming for one day? I will leave first thing in the morning.
Can I camp next to my car?
Can I camp with my friends?
Can I camp Sunday night and leave first thing Monday morning?
What are my grilling and/or stove options?
What about open-pit campfires, tiki torches, and chinese lanterns?
I want to leave Vibes on foot to get more supplies/food/beer.
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 is the difference between Campgrounds, Concert Area/Net Assembly and Festival Grounds?
How do I refund my ticket?
Designated Camping Locations
Can I choose where I camp? Or reserve a space ahead of time?
I will have children with me and would like to camp in a Family Friendly area. How can I reserve a spot?
I don’t have kids but I want a quieter camping experience. Should I camp in Family Camping?
I have a DMV Handicap parking placard. Is there an area to camp closer to the concert field?
We do have a Handy Camping area. To qualify for Handy Camping, you need a state issued DMV placard or a letter from your doctor explaining your limited mobility issue. We will accommodate as many campers as possible but Handy Camping fills up before the show. Please register early to guarantee a spot! E-mail your request to HandyCamping@gatheringofthevibes.com. Please limit one Handy Pass per request as this area fills up quickly.
Note: There are an extremely limited number of spots for Handy RV’s. Please contact the office once you have purchased your RV pass if you will need to be parked near the Handy Campig area.
I would like to camp in a sober area. How can I do this?
Transportation, Shuttles, Parking, Hotels, and Travel
I need to leave the venue with my car and drive back in. What is the procedure for this?
We will do our best to return you near your camp area when you re-enter, but that is not always possible. The safety of your fellow VibeTribe comes first!
We Encourage These Alternatives to Re-Entry by Car
- Park in the Day Parking Lots and take the Shuttle.
- Take a cab from the Arches area to and from your off site location.
These methods are much safer for all attendees.
I am coming just for the day. Where do I park?
I am a Bridgeport Resident but I need to drive to the show. Where do I park?
I am staying at a hotel. Are there shuttles running to and from the venue?
I’m taking the Port Jefferson Ferry or the Metro Train/Bus to Vibes. Can I get a shuttle from there?
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 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)
How do I find directions to the show?
What is the GPS address for Seaside Park?
Vendor Application Process
I am interested in vending at Vibes this year. What do I need to do?
What if I just want to set up a blanket in the camping area and sell a few T-Shirts?
What is Gathering of the Vibes' water policy?
- 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.
Pets and Animals
Can I bring my pet to Gathering of the Vibes?
What else happens at Gathering of the Vibes besides music?
I want my band to play, who do I talk to?
For a complete list of our rules, please follow this link to view The Rules page.