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Entries Tagged as 'Gathering of the Vibes'

Governor To Deliver UB Commencement–Will Finch Show?

April 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the University of Bridgeport’s graduation exercises on Saturday May 10 at Webster Bank Arena. Will Mayor Bill Finch put aside his myopic opposition to UB and make an appearance?

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Put Me In, Coach! Fogerty To Play Centerfield At Seaside Park

March 21st, 2014 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From the Gathering Of The Vibes: For the first time in the 19-year history of Gathering of the Vibes, the initial festival lineup was announced live and on stage, Saturday March 15, at New York’s legendary Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, NY. John Fogerty, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, Maceo Parker, moe., and Ziggy Marley are […]

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More Than Musical High At Vibes

August 2nd, 2013 · 3 Comments · Cops, News and Events

From Bill Kaempffer, city police spokesman: Police narcotics officers and state and federal partners made nearly two dozen felony drug arrests during the Gathering of the Vibes, confiscated significant quantities of drugs and seized almost $24,000. “In total, the event was very successful. The feedback from people who attended was very positive,” said Police Chief […]

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Kohut: City’s Redemption Requires Relevant Ethics Commission

May 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Council

The city’s Ethics Commission is a toothless tiger. What’s the point of having one if it’s nothing more than a gum job? This is not new. The Ethics Commission has gone through the motions for more than a decade, a mayor with his hand out, another with substance abuse issues on the job, City Council […]

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Vibes Inks Five-Year Deal With City, Tickets For 2013 Festival On Sale

December 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release from Gathering of the Vibes: The Gathering of the Vibes and the City of Bridgeport have confirmed an agreement to hold the annual music, camping, and arts festival at Seaside Park for five more years, through 2017. The 18th Gathering of the Vibes will return to the shores of the Long Island Sound […]

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Vibes Will Return Footing Police Costs

December 18th, 2012 · 11 Comments · News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Concert promoter Ken Hays returns to Seaside Park this July, but he’s going to pay. The City Council approved a new contract Monday allowing Hays to stage his Gathering of the Vibes music festival for another five years. But in return his rent is increasing and the Vibes–not taxpayers–will shoulder […]

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Vibes Truckin’ Lots Of Police OT–Taxpayers Feeling Touch Of Grey

December 17th, 2012 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, News and Events

CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart chronicles the police overtime bonanza from Gathering of the Vibes, the annual hippie-fest salute to the Grateful Dead staged at Seaside Park. Despite claims from the mayor’s office, the annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival has been an overtime payday for the city police at taxpayers’ expense.

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