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Entries Tagged as 'Gathering of the Vibes'

Italian Iced–City’s Cop Costs Force Columbus Parade To Shelton

September 15th, 2018 · 31 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Community-organized parades and non-profit festivals must reinvent themselves, especially when high security costs become a factor. Organizers of the century-long Columbus weekend festivities, citing cop overtime details, are moving the October street parade from Madison Avenue to suburban-like Shelton where Mayor Mark Lauretti, who has deep roots in Bridgeport and served as the parade’s grand marshal […]

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Amphitheater Proposal Music To Ears At City Council Public Hearing

October 31st, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Vendors, suppliers and regional businesses Monday night at a City Council public hearing voiced support to transform the Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a warm-weather, $15 million, 6,000-seat concert amphitheater managed by Live Nation and sports entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan.

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Truckin’! Bad Vibes For Hippie Fest, City Sues For $500K Security Costs

August 18th, 2016 · 33 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

The Gathering of the Vibes festival at Seaside Park saluting the music of the Grateful Dead originated under Joe Ganim’s first mayoralty and may very well end up, well, Truckin’. Hey, everyone must experience a Touch Of Gray, right? The city is suing organizers for truckin’ from Bridgeport owing serious Sugar Magnolia in police security […]

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Deadhead Festival Dead Beat On $750K For Police Security Owed From Finch Years

January 11th, 2016 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Late last year Ken Hays, founder of the Gathering of the Vibes, announced he needed a “time out” from the annual hippie fest that spent most of its 20-year history on the grounds of Seaside Park. It could make it more difficult for the city to collect $750,000 owed covering the last three years’ worth […]

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Bridgeport Hippie Fest Takes Rest

November 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments · News and Events

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Vibes Celebrates 20 Years

July 30th, 2015 · 12 Comments · News and Events

Gathering of the Vibes weekend is here. For details, here.

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Vibes Discount Tickets For Bridgeport Residents

July 29th, 2015 · 22 Comments · News and Events

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City Poises High Tech Storm Technology

November 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: A new “virtual” Emergency Operations system, iPads and GoPro technology are in place as the city prepares for the season’s first snowfall.

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