World Peace Flag Ceremony

World Peace Flag Ceremony

One of the longest running Vibes Traditions takes place Sunday morning on the main stage with the World Peace Prayer Ceremony. All are invited to celebrate the countries of the world, and the universal message: May Peace Prevail On Earth! The World Peace Prayer...
Zen Tricksters

Zen Tricksters

The Zen Tricksters can do it all. They are a superbly talented Rock/Jam band who play in both electric and acoustic formats and as of January, 2004, they are once again touring as a four-piece electric band. The Tricksters have a huge working repertoire that ranges...
Wild Magnolias

Wild Magnolias

The Wild Magnolias continue a rich tradition of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians. “Mardi Gras Indians” is a concept born out of working class groups, secret clubs and spiritual societies. The Mardi Gras Indians were working class African Americans who...
Uncle Sammy

Uncle Sammy

Through their fusion of Steely Dan-influenced pop and schooled jamming, Uncle Sammy continues the work of early jam bands like God Street Wine. While most of their material is strictly instrumental, there is a distinct melodic sensibility to it that comes along with...
Topaz

Topaz

We play a little Jazz, a little Country, a little Blues and a whole lot of good old fashioned Classic Rock. We have been playing music throughout BC for three decades! Scott and John have been making music since the seventies, and formed the original TOPAZ in 1980....
Upright Citizens Brigade

Upright Citizens Brigade

The Upright Citizens Brigade is Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. The “UCB” produced their own sketch show, “Upright Citizens Brigade”, for three seasons on Comedy Central from 1998-2000. During the success of the TV show,...
Tom Tom Club

Tom Tom Club

Tom Tom Club is an American new wave band founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife team Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, both also known for being members of Talking Heads.
Uncle Sammy

Ulu

Known for their original blend of experimental, hard-edged jazz/funk/rock, booty-shaking grooves, dynamic live shows, and a loony version of the Super Mario Brothers Theme Song, ulu was at the top of the NuGroove/Jamband scene of the late 1990’s to the early...
Uncle Sammy

Terrapin Thirty Year Jam

During the 10 months between September 1970 and July 1971, the music world lost three of its most original and creative voices, all at a tragically young age. Today, thirty years later, Terrapin is proud to assemble an all-star group of musicians to pay tribute to...
The Disco Biscuits

The Disco Biscuits

The Disco Biscuits are an entirely different band today than they were when they first broke out of Philadelphia in the mid-90s. That’s not to say that they’ve abandoned their foundation, switched gears or set sail for distant shores. The Disco Biscuits...
Steve Kimock

Steve Kimock

Combining Steve Kimock, one of the leading improvisational guitarists around, with Bernie Worrell, co-founding keyboardist of Parliament/Funkadelic (and a performer with Talking Heads) delivers synergistic funky music, along with inspiring soulful sounds. Steve Kimock...
Sloan Wainwright

Sloan Wainwright

Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles, pop, folk, jazz and blues, held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto. With the end result being a...
Soulive

Soulive

Soulive has never made any bones about what they do best; it’s right there in their name. Since forming in 1999, the trio of guitarist Eric Krasno, drummer Alan Evans and keyboardist Neal Evans has carried the torch for the soul-jazz organ trio„that venerable,...
Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Robert Randolph & The Family Band

When Robert Randolph talks about his new album, Lickety Split, a few words come up over and over, “joy,” “freedom,” “energy.” Which is no surprise, really, because those are the same things that immediately spring into a...
Rafter Bats

Rafter Bats

The Rafter Bats were a five-piece band based in Southern Connecticut. Using the traditional sounds of bluegrass as a foundation, they drew on their diverse musical backgrounds to create a truly unique sound of their own. Whether playing to a crowd of thousands or to a...
Murali Coryell

Murali Coryell

Son of jazz-rock fusion guitar legend Larry Coryell and author/actress Julie Coryell, contemporary soul blues artist Murali Coryell grew up surrounded by great music – by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis and Carlos Santana. Murali began playing drums at...
Merl Saunders

Merl Saunders

Born in San Mateo, California, Saunders attended Polytechnic High School. In his first bands that played in San Francisco during high school was singer Johnny Mathis. He served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He worked as musical director of the Billy Williams...
Medeski, Martin and Wood

Medeski, Martin and Wood

Wide open: That’s the phrase John Medeski uses to describe his bandmates’ musical sensibilities, the attitude he seeks in himself, and the spirit of musical adventure that Medeski Martin & Wood have pursued for two decades. The trio’s amalgam of...
Joules Graves

Joules Graves

Joules Graves was born on the move! She was born in Missouri, then was an ‘army brat’ in Europe, and then went to school in the Chicago area. At age 18 she hitchhiked across the country (NOT RECOMMENDED!), eventually to set her roots in the Northwest. She...
Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade

Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade

Fresh from his recent success with Oysterhead (which also features Trey Anastasio of Phish and Stewart Copeland, formerly of the Police), Primus main man Les Claypool continues to broaden his horizons with another musical alliance, the Les Claypool Frog Brigade....
John Scofield Band

John Scofield Band

John Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop,...
Lake Trout

Lake Trout

Throughout the course of their 12-year existence, Lake Trout has consistently defied genres within the music industry. The Baltimore five-piece has displayed a unique, multi-dimensional blend of rock, creating ambient soundscapes over ferocious rhythms that channel...
Joanne Shenandoah

Joanne Shenandoah

Joanne Shenandoah, Ph.D, is one of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed musicians. She is a Grammy Award winner, with over 40 music awards (including a record 13 Native American Music awards) and 17 recordings. She has captured the hearts of...
Uncle Sammy

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

While navigating 20 years, 16 members, 25 albums, and countless tours around the world, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey has become an institution in modern music. Defined by evolution and change, the band has invented it’s own language, one which permeates JFJO’s...
Uncle Sammy

Jiggle

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Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti never felt just satisfied with being the King’s heir. Those who have followed his career and have experienced his music know this for a fact. He freed himself from his father’s legacy in ’85 by puting together his own band,The Positive...
Dickey Betts Band

Dickey Betts Band

Forrest Richard “Dickey” Betts (born December 12, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and...
Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Hornsby

Almost three decades after winning a Grammy for Best New Artist and launching one of contemporary music’ s most diverse careers, Bruce Hornsby still makes joyful noise as he discovers clever and expansive ways to chronicle dynamic musical snapshots of his often...
Addison Groove Project

Addison Groove Project

Based in Boston, Addison Groove Project (AGP) has gained a reputation as one of the United StatesÍ hardest working and most talented young bands. With all of AGPÍs members between the age of 25 and 30, the group has already garnered a national following as well as...
Strangefolk

Strangefolk

Originally formed at the University of Vermont as an acoustic duo “Strange Folk” in 1991 with Trafton and other founding member Reid Genauer, Strangefolk (now one word) added bass and drums within a year and took to playing the bars in and around the...
Max Creek

Max Creek

We were elated to bring the band back to the festival stage in 2009, and they’ve been returning to the Vibes stage ever since. The quintet added a new percussion section in 2011 and is sounding tighter and as timeless as they ever have. Max Creek are truly...
Deep Banana Blackout

Deep Banana Blackout

This eight piece musical outfit was notorious for performing musical compositions ranging from Tower of Power, Sly and the Family Stone to the likes of Funkadelic. Deep Banana Blackout has sold out such venues as the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut (1200...