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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 Tribe Prepares For Seaside Park

July 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The annual Gathering of the Vibes is set to touch down on Seaside Park July 31st. Check it out: Gathering of the Vibes is incredibly excited to announce the latest round of band additions to the East Coast’s premier music and camping festival, celebrating its 19th year.

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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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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, Law Enforcement, 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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