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...
Zach Deputy Band

Zach Deputy Band

On his upcoming release Another Day (Eusonia Records, 2011), Zach Deputy demonstrates his extraordinary ability to perform and record in multiple contexts and conveys the sensibilities of a mature singer/songwriter. Another Day offers another look at Zach Deputy and...
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 Radiators

The Radiators

The Radiators, also known as The New Orleans Radiators, were a rock band from New Orleans, Louisiana, who combined the traditional musical styles of their native city with more mainstream rock and R&B influences to form a bouncy, funky variety of swamp-rock they...
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...
Rhythm Devils

Rhythm Devils

Rhythm Devils! Grateful Dead drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart transcend rock & roll drum stereotypes with polyrhythmic explorations into the world of percussion, using an extraordinary variety of instruments and approaches. The 2011 Rhythm Devils include...
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...
Primus

Primus

Primus are a band who need no introduction. For the past 27 years the group have followed in the footsteps of boundary-pushing artists like Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd to create some of the most original and inventive music in existence, and they’ve collaborated...
Little Feat

Little Feat

In his preface to a recent Little Feat retrospective compilation, the band’s Paul Barrere wrote, “It’s almost 33 years ago exactly since Mr. [Lowell] George came to the front door of the Laurel Canyon house I was livin’ in, with that beautiful...
Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., and the tenth of 12 children, Martin Sexton grew up in the ’80s. Uninterested in the music of the day, he fueled his dreams with the timeless sounds of classic rock ‘n’ roll. As he discovered the dusty old vinyl left in...
Mix Master Mike

Mix Master Mike

Named as one of the greatest DJs of all time by USA Today, Mix Master Mike got his initial itch for vinyl while growing up in San Francisco listening to his uncle’s extensive record collection. Years later, the moment that had the most impact on him was catching...
Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff

“I got one more shot at the goal/Straight from my soul/I’m in control,” sings reggae legend Jimmy Cliff on “One More,” the lead track from REBIRTH, the new Universal Music Enterprises album from the Grammy-winning musician, actor, singer,...
Harlem Gospel Choir

Harlem Gospel Choir

Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America’s premier gospel choir and have toured the...
Jackie Greene Band

Jackie Greene Band

Jackie Greene began his career in his mid-teens working the bar and open mic circuit in and around his hometown of Sacramento. Since then, he has recorded seven albums and two EP’s, released a DVD, and published a book of lyrics. Upon witnessing his performance...
Furthur

Furthur

Fans can expect Lesh & Weir to push the musical envelope with jaw-dropping improvisations and loving renditions of Grateful Dead classics, with an all star band that includes keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, drummer Joe Russo (Benevento – Russo Duo, Trey...
Galactic

Galactic

Galactic was formed eighteen years ago in New Orleans, and they cut their teeth playing the biggest party in America: Mardi Gras, when the town shuts down entirely to celebrate. To make Carnivale Electricos, the members of Galactic (Ben Ellman, harps and horns; Robert...
Donna Jean Godchaux Band

Donna Jean Godchaux Band

Born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Donna Jean was a vocalist at both Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and Fame Studios, home of the legendary “Muscle Shoals Sound”, on records like Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds,” Percy Sledge’s...
Damian Marley & Nas

Damian Marley & Nas

The worlds of rap and reggae collided in spectacular style when legends Damian Marley and Nas teamed up and recorded the powerful, anthemic, call-to-arms album “Distant Relatives” in 2010- and the incredible force of these two musical mavericks is a sheer...
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...
Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Big Sam’s Funky Nation is a driving force of urban funk. Ryan White, of the Oregonian, says the band is “tight enough (and hot enough) to turn coal into a diamond!” The band is led by trombone powerhouse, Big Sam Williams, formerly the trombonist for...
Assembly of Dust

Assembly of Dust

Singer Songwriter Reid Genauer, frontman of Assembly of Dust, has described the seminal 1968 studio recording, Music From The Big Pink, by the legendary group The Band and Bob Dylan, as influential in his decision to be a rock musician. ItÍs this rational that has...
New Riders of the Purple Sage

New Riders of the Purple Sage

The two played in coffeehouses and small clubs initially, and the music they made became the nucleus for a band, the New Riders of the Purple Sage. That same year, David Nelson, expert in both country and rock guitar, joined the group on electric lead guitar. Filling...
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...
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...
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

While many artists have come and gone, why have Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings only continued to grow steadily in popularity around the world? How can they continue to sell-out huge theaters, headline festivals, and sell hundreds of thousands of records year after...