NedFest 2012, Saturday Aug. 25th
Saturday NedFest was a real spectacular lineup. In the memory of Michigan Mike, promoters brought back Nedfest mainstay acts such as New Monsoon, and Hot Buttered Rum, while welcoming up-and-comings such as Fruition, the days scorching opening act. The headliners were beasts. Jimmy Herring Band featuring Jeff Sipe and Neal Fountain in the lineup absolutely wowed the crowd followed by Mexican-American Rock 'n' Roll band Los Lobos gave the Nedfest crowd a taste of their traditional acoustic side followed by a hard hitting electric set. What a day! Michigan Mike would be proud the festival continued with such great acts and continuing good vibes.
Ned Fest 2012! Friday, Aug 25th
The 14th Annual NedFest kicked off Friday August 24th with performances from Kort McCumber, Yarn, The Fox Street Allstars, and headlining act the JGB Band (pictured here). JGB Band's longtime mission has been to preserve and expand upon the music of Jerry Garcia since his passing. Organist/Pianist Melvin Seals, Garcia's keyman for fifteen years, is the keeper of the flame.
Phish - 8/17/2012 - San Francisco
Pictures from 8/17 (night one) and there are some shots from 8/18 and 8/19 towards the end! Photos by @[1064473857:2048:Aaron Dietrich]
Fruition & Friends Jam NWSS 8/11/12
Late Night (or early morning we saw the sun rise) Jam - Photos by Chris Clark
Jeff Austin & Friends NWSS 8/9/12
Acoustic Jerry Set - Danny Barnes, Larry & Jenny Keel - photos by Chris Clark
Rocktin Grove @ the Fox Theater | Boulder, CO
Rocktin Grove @ the Fox Theater | photos by Sara Reifman
Jet Edison @ The Fox Theater with Matt Flaherty
Jet Edison live at the Fox Theater | photos by Sara Reifman
Gathering of the Vibes 2012, Sunday 7-22
Sunday Vibes is locals day. This meant Bridgeport residents got a substantial discount and were encouraged to show up and support the festival. Acts today include legendary Jam Band Max Creek celebrating their 40+ years together (another founding Vibes band), British Reggae Band Steel Pulse, and popular Indie Rock outfit The Avett Brothers. Day four of the festival was no let down!
Gathering of the Vibes 2012, Saturday July 21st
Saturday's Vibes lineup was a mixed group of artists ranging from Dweezil Zappa's "Zappa Plays Zappa" project kicking things off. They never fail to interpret Frank Zappa's extremely complex and involved brand of musicality with sincere adherence to authenticity and nuance. Mickey Hart Band got the afternoon going with new vocalists that fit the project well. Headliners Primus and Sound Tribe Sector Nine are undeniably the strongest headliners as far as high energy goes. Killer day, good times.
Gathering of the Vibes 2012, July 20th
Today is the throwdown day at Vibes. Three original Grateful Dead members playing today and two jazz legends. Meaning Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and Bill Kreutzmann. Not to mention the legendary Greyboy Allstars. What a festival day. All MC'ed by all our favorite, Wavy Gravy!
17th Gathering of the Vibes!! Thursday!
As locals and tourheads kick into gear with the 5th consecutive and final year at Seaside Park, the vibes are high and so is anticipation for a long long crazy crazy night.