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

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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.


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