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Vibes Tribe Prepares For Seaside Park

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

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Gathering of the Vibes image courtesy of Morgan Kaolian.

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.

Live electronic music explorers Lotus headline Friday night, August 2nd, with a tribute to the Talking Heads, titled “Lotus: Talking Heads Deconstructed.” According to the band, for this special set, “Lotus (and special guests) will be exploring the intersections between the music of Lotus and Talking Heads, rock and dance, and old and new.” “One of my favorite Vibes traditions are the all-star tributes we have done over the years,” says festival founder Ken Hays. “From the 30 Year Jam, celebrating Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin, to sets honoring Jerry Garcia and James Brown, and now an amazing tribute to one of my favorite bands, the Talking Heads. I know it’s going to blow some minds!”

Also new to the lineup is New Orleans powerhouse Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue. “Every year, I look forward to having at least one great reggae band, one great blues band, and one great New Orleans band. You have to remember the roots. Trombone Shorty is as good as it gets, and I know he is going to heat Seaside Park up!” says Ken Hays.

Other new additions to the roster include Assembly of Wine (featuring members of Vibes favorites Assembly of Dust and God Street Wine), Orgone, Crash, Barefoot Truth, David Gans, The Primate Fiasco, The Funky Dawgz Brass Band, and the winner of the “Road to the Vibes” contest, Cosmic Dust Bunnies.

Already announced artists include John Fogerty, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, Maceo Parker, moe., Ziggy Marley, Disco Biscuits featuring the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, Dark Star Orchestra, Strangefolk, Dumpstaphunk, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Digital Tape Machine, Slightly Stoopid, EOTO, Deep Banana Blackout, Kung Fu, and many more!

Single Day Passes are now on sale! This means fans unable to attend for the whole weekend can purchase Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Passes, and enjoy a beautiful day of music on the water. Of course, nothing beats spending the whole long weekend onsite, and the Weekend Camping Pass allows guests full run of the Vibes from Thursday morning until Sunday night, including the Vibe’s legendary late night sets and after midnight magic!

For the ultimate Vibes experience, VIP tickets are also on sale. VIP tickets are available for the full weekend, or for individual days. (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) VIP ticket holders enjoy added perks: expedited entry, rock-star parking with easy in/out access, prime camping areas, snacks and beverages, catered meals, air conditioned bathroom trailers and hot showers. Located stage left on the concert field, the massive VIP hospitality tent and viewing platforms offer exceptional stage sightlines and the opportunity to mix and mingle with artists.

The eagerly awaited Daily Schedule is now available, at gatheringofthevibes.com/schedule/. Check it out to see which day favorite bands are playing, and get ready to get excited for the most exciting music festival of the summer!

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  • Ron Mackey

    Here in Seaside Village we have a number of problems with the Gathering of the Vibes. First drugs, drug dealers from every level find their way to the area of the event. Parking, people don’t want to pay the high cost of parking and parking their vehicle on the other side of town and then being shuttled to Seaside Park. There are those who will park their vehicle where we live and leave it there all day then come back later and change their clothes and then come back after the show is over and sleep in their vehicle. I’ll stop there for now but there is more.

  • Steven Auerbach

    The Gathering of the Vibes is one of the best magnets the City of Bridgeport has had for many years.

    I will be camping at Rocket Neck for those few days. I’m not at all into Rock as I was raised on “urban contempory.” I know many peoplewho camp and go there for three days of concerts. They love it. It’s a good thing and a great tourist attraction on one of the most beautiful beaches in Connecticut.

    I do feel a little bad for the three-day inconvenience of infusion of money into the Park City. I have friends in Seaside Village. They are ecstatic with the relocation of Marina Village to Downtown Bridgeport, everyone else, not so much!
    Let the music play!!!
    I’ll enjoy the peace and serenity upstate in Niantic. The Vibes always does an amazing job with clean up. Whoever was part of luring the Vibes here, Great Job!!!

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