Motion Potion

Motion Potion

MoPo is a master craftsman and his building material is the world’s most precious commodity: TIME. Consider yourself fortunate If you get a chance catch a Motion Potion DJ set these days. An enormous amount of thought, planning, and scheming has to occur to make them...
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...
David Gans

David Gans

He is a guitarist, and is known for incisive, literate songwriting. He is also noted for his music loop work, often creating spontaneous compositions in performance. He is the co-author of the book Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead,...
Band Together CT

Band Together CT

Fuzz and Cyrus Madan from Deep Banana Blackout, vocalists Tracy James, Jean Marie Rivera, Carrie Sangiovanni from Caravan Of Thieves, drummer Mike Marble, saxophonist Jim Clark join Band Together founders Jerry Vigorito and Rob Fried for “British Invasion” Beatles,...
The Primate Fiasco

The Primate Fiasco

Find the Primate Fiasco at Vibes by joining their “Fiasco Finder” Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/VibesFiascoFinder/ To a deaf person, they look like a New Orleans dixieland street band. To a blind person, they sound like a rave DJ...
Ryan Montbleau

Ryan Montbleau

In his 10-year career this gifted singer and his limber band have built their catalog the old-fashioned way, by introducing new songs to their live set, then bending and shaping them over dozens of performances before committing a definitive version to the hard drive....
Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley

For Ziggy Marley, his latest vehicle of expression the album Fly Rasta, represented a galactic sonic journey. The trip began in early 2013 with a handwritten note by the six-time Grammy Award winner (with his most recent being the 2014 Best Reggae Album Grammy for...
Widespread Panic

Widespread Panic

27 years ago this week, a singer everyone called J.B., a bass-playing future journalism school dropout and a guitarist nicknamed Panic for his bouts with anxiety went looking for a drummer for their next gig. After striking out with the usual suspects around Athens,...
Thomas Blondet

Thomas Blondet

Thomas is known for his skill as both a producer and a DJ based in Washington, DC. His tracks reflect the ease with which he moves from genre to genre when he mixes sounds in his studio and his remixes successfully take on the challenge of incorporating international...
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews has God-given talent, natural charisma and a relentless drive to bridge music’s past and future. His third outing for Verve Records, Say That To Say This (Sept. 10), co-produced by Andrews and kindred spirit Raphael...
White Denim

White Denim

“It has taken five records to make one that sounds the way we do onstage,” says White Denim frontman James Petralli, explaining the band’s new full-length “Corsicana Lemonade.” Set for release October 2013 via Downtown Records,...
Umphrey’s McGee

Umphrey’s McGee

Fans who have followed Umphrey’s McGee for any period of time know that there are only two guarantees: you never know what you are going to get, and Umphrey’s always delivers. Umphrey’s McGee has been relentlessly innovative in both music AND fan...
Wavy Gravy

Wavy Gravy

Did you know the Grateful Dead had their own official clown? Of course they did, and who else could it possibly be but the one, the only, Wavy Gravy? Returning once again as Emcee and Master of Ceremonies is Wavy Gravy, the original prankster with a purpose. From war...
The Brummy Brothers

The Brummy Brothers

Bursting on to the scene mid-2012, The Brummy Brothers’ inspiring rhythms, infectious melodies, and undeniable ability to plow through a set with fiery passion and intensity keep them busy with over 100 shows a year up and down the East Coast. The New Jersey natives’...
The New Breed

The New Breed

The future of rock and roll has arrived and reveals itself through the music of four young up and comers who call themselves, æThe New Breed. æWith a fusion of pop, rock and blues, The New Breed brings a youthful, energetic and infectious new sound that is filled with...
The Main Squeeze

The Main Squeeze

The Main Squeeze is a raging funk rock experience born in late 2009 from the thriving live music scene of Bloomington, Indiana. Currently residing in Chicago, IL, The Squeeze boasts a unique sound and identity, seemlessly blending funk, rock, electro, and jazz with...
The Disco Biscuits with Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann

The Disco Biscuits with Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann

With nearly twenty years of history together as a band, The Disco Biscuits are innovators of the “trancefusion” movement in modern rock. That said, they’re not the same band they were when they began in 1995 at the University of Pennsylvania. They...
Slightly Stoopid

Slightly Stoopid

While it’s a rare commodity for a band to tour as consistently as Slightly Stoopid, the group’s diligent commitment to live music provides some insight into why it’s been a few years since the release of their last studio album. But on August 14,...
Stanley Jordan

Stanley Jordan

In a career that took flight in 1985 with immediate commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility, respect and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of...
Shmallen

Shmallen

Part-time B-Boy and self proclaimed frat star, turned professional poolside lounger pina colada sipper. I make dance music sometimes. I play a variety of house tunes with a tinge of R&B and hip hop influence. Not quite deep house but not quite disco...
Rusted Root

Rusted Root

Multi-instrumentalist group Rusted Root integrate the Grateful Dead’s jam-heavy rock with percussion influences based on the music of Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. The six-piece formed in Pittsburgh in 1990 with Michael Glabicki (vocals, guitar),...
Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are back on the road again in 2014, bringing their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to audiences all over the US. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been...
Qdup

Qdup

Jason Brown AKA Jayclue is Qdup, and has been making dance floors groove and butts move worldwide since late 2006. Over the years, Qdup has released top selling tunes and remixes on many well received labels including Bombstrikes, Fort Knox Recordings, Bombastic Jam,...
Risky Disko

Risky Disko

Risky Disko is the musical love child of Philadelphia DJs Greg D. and Crouse. Their journey began through a mutual friendship and love for classic disco and house music. Using these genres as a framework for their sets, they take inspiration from whatever groove suits...
Orgone

Orgone

For over a decade, Orgone has been steaming up stages all over the country and drenching the biggest music festivals in sweat. Now, the band is back in its home-grown studio KillionSound crafting and recording its seventh full-length album featuring their new...
Nahko and Medicine for the People

Nahko and Medicine for the People

Oregon-native Nahko, born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino cultures and adopted into an American family, suffered an identity crisis from an early age. But the unifying power of music entered his life as a healing remedy, when he took up the piano at age...
Nick Depuy

Nick Depuy

Nick Depuy is a young and very talented singer/songwriter, a story teller with soul, influenced by great muscians from Bob Dylan and James Taylor to Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley. He has had the privilege of opening for Neil Finn of Crowded House, Hall of Fame...
Pampalibros

Pampalibros

Pampalibros are: Brennan Prusak (15) on drums, Andrew Schur (15) on guitar, Ian Goodman (17) on vocals, Zachary Schur (16) on bass, and Drew Sennett (15) on keys. They have been performing since 2009, at first playing mostly covers. After a couple of line-up changes...
Motion Potion

Motion Potion

MoPo is a master craftsman and his building material is the world’s most precious commodity: TIME. Consider yourself fortunate If you get a chance catch a Motion Potion DJ set these days. An enormous amount of thought, planning, and scheming has to occur to make them...
Norrin

Norrin

The never ending quest for the ultimate groove has led Norrin from the bedroom to the dance floor and everywhere in between. The mission is to bring you funk on a whole new level. Norrin takes on a versatile role in the music scene whether it was his time with...
Love Canon

Love Canon

What do you get when you cross conservatory-trained musicians with raucous bluegrass and the mega-hits of the 80s? LOVE CANON (intentionally spelled with one “N”) Think Rocky IV, Cyndi Lauper, ZZ Top, Aha and Dire Straits played with banjo, mandolin and...
Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker: his name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth. It’s fairly common knowledge that Maceo has played with each and every leader of funk, his start with James Brown, which Maceo...
moe.

moe.

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today, a quintet of world class musicians, whose creative output equals that of their longevity. In a remarkable career that has touched three decades and produced a discography of 24 albums, the Sugar...
Mickey Hart

Mickey Hart

Mickey Hart is best known for his nearly three decades as an integral part of an extraordinary expedition into the soul and spirit of music, disguised as the rock and roll band the Grateful Dead. As half of the percussion tandem known as the Rhythm Devils, Mickey and...
Lotus: Talking Heads Deconstructed

Lotus: Talking Heads Deconstructed

Talking Heads have been a musical inspiration for Lotus from the earliest days of the band’s formation. Both bands evolved in similar fashion, starting as a basic two-guitar rock band, and subsequently expanding to include synthesizers, percussion, and a host of...
McLovins

McLovins

McLovins specialize in the creation of dynamic and improvised sound, influenced by the members’ disparate and eclectic musical influences. The band currently includes Jason Ott, Jake Huffman, Justin Berger and Atticus Kelly. These College students from...
Keller Williams

Keller Williams

Keller’s Grateful Grass delivers anything-but-traditional bluegrass versions of Grateful Dead favorites. The project’s lineup is always rotating, and Vibes is no exception. Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band) and Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) join...
Leftover Salmon

Leftover Salmon

Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers were one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll...
Langhorne Slim & The Law

Langhorne Slim & The Law

There is nothing like the challenges and camaraderie of the road to inspire a songwriter who thrives upon the emotional energy and exhilaration only travel can deliver. Some singers are devoted to the pursuit of perpetual motion, and Langhorne Slim releases his wild...
Horizon Wireless

Horizon Wireless

Horizon Wireless blends psychedelic deep house and break-beat music with a variety of other styles including progressive lounge, minimal tech-funk, and trance to create high energy and soulful dance sets. Seamlessly using elements from all across the sound spectrum,...
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is Scott Metzger, Tommy Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento & Joe Russo. “Not only does this quintet play tight and vicious versions of some of the most complex songs in the Grateful Dead’s repertoire, but they play...
John Fogerty

John Fogerty

Before John Fogerty wrote a song for everyone — and the man has written many of popular music’s most timeless standards like “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” “Born On The Bayou” and “Who’ll Stop The Rain”...
Illexxandra

Illexxandra

Brooklyn-based DJ/producer ILLEXXANDRA (http://illexxandra.com) brings a consistently fun party vibe, drawing from the worlds of funk, UK future sound, global bass, electro swing, and classic club culture. Her sets draw you in with innocent joy, smack you around with...
Flote

Flote

Philadelphia (via Connecticut) musician/producer Matt Tripodi aka FLOTE has been making a name as one of the east coast’s busiest producers as of late. In addition to serving up futuristic synth laced beats under his FLOTE moniker he also serves as 1/3 of the...
Funky Dawgz Brass Band

Funky Dawgz Brass Band

Featured on Live For Live Music’s Brass Bands You Need To Know, as well as on stage with Dispatch at Madison Square Garden the Funky Dawgz have exploded onto the live music scene playing a mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, and today’s top...
Dumpstaphunk

Dumpstaphunk

A decade evolved from their debut at 2003’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Dumpstaphunk offers fans an unforgettable live experience steeped in the Big Easy tradition of a good time. The quintet features Ivan Neville on vocals, B3 and Clav, the...
EOTO

EOTO

As electronic influences continue to penetrate the live rock, jazz, and jam ethos, one band consistently rises to the top, bringing together fans from across the musical spectrum. EOTO crisscrosses the country blowing out basement dives, packed theaters, and stages...
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in 2007 after singer Alex Ebert met fellow singer Jade Castrinos outside of a cafe in downtown Los Angeles. In 2009 the 10 member troupe released their debut album Up From Below which featured the universally appealing hit...
Cosmic Dust Bunnies

Cosmic Dust Bunnies

Congratulations to the 2014 Road to the Vibes winner, Cosmic Dust Bunnies! Cosmic Dust Bunnies began their interstellar journey in 2006, originally coming together for the purpose of improvisational exploration. They began to develop a sound and style that would soon...
Crash

Crash

“I hope my songs evoke the same laissez-faire I grew up witnessing and am always jonesing to be around. My lyrics are simply a diary telling the story of my history; boating in Lake Maurepas in the pouring rain, listening to George Jones and eating chili beans...
Donna The Buffalo

Donna The Buffalo

Look around you. Consider the keepsakes you cherish, the relationships you relish, the enduring cornerstones in your life, and ask yourself how many have held steadfast since 1989. Closing in on the quarter-century mark, Donna the Buffalo has proven itself a...
Dopapod

Dopapod

Dopapod isn’t so much a jam band as they are a band that improvises. They are an electronic band without computers. They are a metal band with groove and soul. They are a jazz group with less wine and more acid. They are what would happen if Zappa, Yes,...
Digital Tape Machine

Digital Tape Machine

We’re extremely happy to welcome Digital Tape Machine to this year’s Gathering of the Vibes. Digital Tape Machine is a Chicago-based band featuring Kris Myers, Joel Cummins, Joe Hettinga, Bryan Doherty, David Arredondo, Marcus Rezak, and Dan Rucinski. The...
DJ Lady Verse

DJ Lady Verse

For DJ Lady Verse, simply being the premier female DJ in New York’s Hudson Valley doesn’t cut it. Her aim is much, much higher. Throughout her eleven-year career, this spinstress has toiled tirelessly behind the turntables, focusing hard on developing her...
Dispatch

Dispatch

Forget trying to slap a label on Dispatch. You’re welcome to give it a shot, plenty of people have, calling them at times a heartfelt acoustic trio, a wailing rock band, a devil-may-care funk act, but the band defies epithets at every turn. When they hear a...
Beam & Deem

Beam & Deem

Beam&Deem is the launchpad for the musical musings of Zach Catarelli and Chris Coffey. The genre-dodging duo renders an array of styles and layers saturated with intricacy that play on blends of downtempo, glitch, idm, future garage and beats. The B&D live...
ConnetICON

ConnetICON

An evening with ConnetICON acts as an intense journey that can be characterized by deep grooves and scintillating bass lines. Each set patiently and flawlessly weaves in and out of melodies, producing an ethereal, euphoric feel, either on the dance floor or in your...
Bronze Radio Return

Bronze Radio Return

Bronze Radio Return know what it takes to get to the heart of American roots music. You have to go to America’s roots. When it came time for the band to record their latest full-length album Up, On & Over, they found themselves in the foothills of the...
Bobby Paltauf Band

Bobby Paltauf Band

The Bobby Paltauf Band was founded by guitar prodigy Bobby Paltauf. At the age of 14-years-old, he has already played with some of the most notable musicians the industry has to offer such as Buddy Guy, Ivan Neviile’s Dumpstaphunk, The Meter Men (Leo Nocentelli,...
Business Casual Disco

Business Casual Disco

Business Casual Disco works to provide everyone with a delicate mixture of disco and house music that will keep the feet moving and the head bobbing. Balancing time between production and DJ sets, the mixture of funky bass and driving synths keeps the music moving...
Bill Kreutzmann

Bill Kreutzmann

Drummer Bill Kreutzmann, best known as the steadfast heartbeat of the Grateful Dead from 1965 to 1995, has devoted his life to stretching and surpassing the percussive limits of music. Armed with his signature dynamic rhythm and uncanny subtly, Kreutzmann’s...
Barefoot Truth

Barefoot Truth

In the small New England town of Mystic, Connecticut, lives Barefoot Truth, an independent band that is quietly creating history. You have never seen them on MTV, nor heard them on a Top 40 FM radio station, but with over 7 million spins on Pandora, Barefoot Truth has...
Assembly of Wine

Assembly of Wine

Assembly of Dust and God Street Wine are two bands that are Vibes Veterans, and both never fail to deliver surprising, exciting sets of music. As a special treat for this year’s Vibes, key members of both bands are going to join forces as “Assembly of...
Allen Stone

Allen Stone

While the buzz was building in early 2014 about the Internet of Things, Allen Stone was recording in his rustic Washington State cabin and extolling the virtues of an old-fangled kind of connection, the one that exists between people playing music together. The...
Andy The Music Man

Andy The Music Man

Andy “The Music Man” Morse is a popular children’s musician renowned for the special way he connects with his audiences. A talented guitarist, mandolin player and songwriter, Andy mingles traditional and original songs and novelty, delighting and...
American Babies

American Babies

Since 2007, American Babies has been the mouthpiece for Philadelphia based musician Tom Hamilton. After spending the early 2000s building a national fan base fronting the electro-rock band Brothers Past, releasing two critically acclaimed albums, and averaging 150...
All Good Funk Alliance

All Good Funk Alliance

Made up of Frank Cueto and Rusty Belicek, the All Good Funk Alliance has opened up for legendary artists and DJs, written songs for commercials , T.V. and movies and constantly appear on the Breakspoll Top 50 list. In other words, these guys are no strangers to the...
Banooba

Banooba

They’ve been compared to everyone from Steely Dan and Incubus to Umphreys McGee, but Banooba will soon be the standard of comparison. Taking cues from all of their influences, including funk, jazz, reggae and rock, Banooba is the latest hybrid to successfully...
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...
Twiddle

Twiddle

Twiddle, a Vermont-based quartet, dismantles most preconceived notions of jam band culture. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up rock, jazz, and bluegrass, but above all, masterfully blends reggae and funk. After whimsically jamming in the fall of 2004, the...
Kung Fu

Kung Fu

Blurring the lines between electro-jazz-fusion and ’70s-style street fighter funk, Kung Fu merges early Headhunters and Weather Report mentality with contemporary electronic ideology like yin and yang. Although the ensemble cast enjoys a seasoned pedigree that...
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...
Dark Star Orchestra

Dark Star Orchestra

As campers and fans set-up camp and find friends old and new on Thursday, it’s certainly one of the most asked questions around the park; “What set do you think DSO will perform tonight?” Dark Star Orchestras shows are built off the extensive catalog...
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

San Diego-based, iconic performer Karl Denson is set for another busy summer. With his own band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, he’ll play a number of select theatre dates and high profile festivals across the U.S. The shows will have added significance, as drummer Alan...