Gathering of the Vibes Festival

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Country and Region United StatesConnecticut
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Festival Contact Information

Gathering of the Vibes
P. O. Box 3377
Bridgeport, CT 06605 USA
Phone: +01 203-908-3030

Festival Description

Gathering of the Vibes, the Northeast’s acclaimed music festival destination, will “bring the magic” once again with an extravaganza of eclectic music, arts and community, at Connecticut’s magnificent Seaside Park.

Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT’s 370-acre crown jewel and sparkling beachfront destination, celebrates its eighth year hosting the festival. An unparalleled festival home just 50 miles from New York City, the park boasts acres of beautifully manicured fields, and breathtaking views. The Vibes is an all ages, family friendly event, offering an exclusive family camping area, Kids Corner and Teen Scene, welcoming both campers and single day visitors. Kids 12 & under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The annual festival has offered a spectacular and diverse lineup over the years, delivering over 40 hours of music on multiple stages. Vibes alumni include: The Allman Brothers, Crosby Stills & Nash, Furthur with Phil Lesh & Bob Weir, James Brown, The Black Crowes, and Damian Marley and Nas, alongside breakout acts like Umphrey’s McGee, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Jackie Greene, and tri-state favorites The McLovins. The Vibes also warmly embraces new, virtually unknown artists, who may submit music for consideration at Gathering of the Vibes continues to thrive in challenging economic times, welcoming 30,000 fans, reuniting with their musical community and paying it forward. “Each year I am amazed at the spirit, the kindness that emanates from the Vibe Tribe,” commented Ken Hays, founder of the Vibes. “Our fans are dedicated, even at a time when concert ticket sales are down across the country, they continue to bring it.”

Festival Dates July 31 - August 3, 2014
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2014:
  • Widespread Panic
  • John Fogerty
  • moe.
  • Umphrey’s McGee
  • The Disco Biscuits featuring Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnet Zeros
  • Maceo Parker
  • Ziggy Marley
  • Slightly Stoopid
  • Dumpstaphunk
  • Rodrigo Y Gabriela
  • Dark Star Orchestra
  • Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
  • Leftover Salmon
  • Rusted Root
  • Keller Williams Grateful Grass
  • Ryan Montbleau & Friends
  • Stangefolk
  • Kung Fu
  • American Babies
  • Twiddle
  • Donna The Buffalo
  • McLovins
  • Nahko and Medince for the People
  • White Denim
  • Langhorne Slim & The Law
  • Love Cannon
  • and more…


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Practical Info:

Venue until 1217:
  • Seaside Park
    7 Trumbull Road
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
Charitable initiatives:
  • Fan support is not limited to ticket sales; it extends out to the Vibes’ many charitable causes. Last year’s charitable efforts raised $75,000 for an inner-city splash pad, and $25,000 for the families of fallen Bridgeport firefighters. The Vibes is a steward for the environment, demonstrating how to reduce carbon emissions, showcasing alternative energies, and returning the park to pristine condition in days after the event through progressive recycling initiatives. The Vibes continues to give back to the community by creating employment opportunities and offering reduced ticket prices for Bridgeport residents.


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