The Gathering of the Vibes music and camping festival will return to Bridgeport’s 370-acre Seaside Park in 2010 to celebrate its fifteenth anniversary. The four-day event is slated to run July 29 through August 1. This marks the sixth time the festival will be held at Seaside Park – and the fourth consecutive year here – making Seaside Park the venue hosting more Vibes than any other location. “Seaside Park really is home for us,” Hays said. “The park is magnificent, and the city has always welcomed us here. And with the beachfront and plentiful camping areas – this is just a great place to hold a festival.” Gathering of the Vibes caters to weekend attendees, campers, and single-day guests alike; while featuring nationally renowned performers, and talented up-and-coming bands to the 15-25,000 people who attend. This venue also allows access to Seaside Park’s shaded groves, manicured fields and over a mile of Long Island Sound beachfront. A very limited number of Early-bird weekend passes are set for sale on “Tie-Dye Friday” (Black Friday) November 27th, for $135. Tickets will be available at www.GoVibes.com, in time for a distinctive Holiday gift.
REDUCED HOTEL RATES: The Gathering of the Vibes also teams up in 2010 with the Ramada Inn of Stratford to offer rooms with one king-sized bed or two double beds for $60 per night. Regular shuttle bus service will be provided between the hotel and the festival all weekend. This offer is exclusively for festival attendees. “People who’ve come to Vibes for years are telling me they just can’t camp any more,” Hays said. “They love Gathering of the Vibes – but face it, we were younger when we thought sleeping in the lots at Grateful Dead shows was a good idea.” Gathering of the Vibes 2010 returns to Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The four-day music and camping festival will take place July 29, 30, 31 and August 1. A limited number of $135 Early Bird Tickets go on sale November 27, exclusively through www.goVibes.com or at 203.908.3030. All rooms at the Ramada Inn of Stratford are available to Vibes’ attendees for $60 per night. Includes shuttles to and from the festival Indoor Heated Pool at the hotel Free Wi-Fi Internet connection Free Continental Breakfast Exercise Room and Facilities Free Parking.
HISTORY: Gathering of the Vibes began in 1996 as a celebration of the life of Jerry Garcia, who died the previous summer. Initially named Deadhead Heaven, the festival provides an annual forum for fans from across the country to remember the counterculture icon. In each of its past fourteen years, Gathering of the Vibes has paired legendary artists with emerging acts to appeal to a wide cross-section of live music fans.