Gathering of the Vibes
Gathering of the Vibes 2010 marks the third installment of a five-year contract with the city of Bridgeport to host the annual music, arts and camping festival at Seaside Park through summer 2012. After drawing 20,000 revelers per day to the 370-acre venue last year, the city and festival organizers look to spread more positive Vibes in 2010. This all-ages, family-friendly event will be held from July 29 to August 1.
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.
In keeping with the event's continued effort to balance renowned national touring acts with local artists, Norwalk, CT-based singer, songwriter and musician PJ Pacifico has earned the final slot on the 2009 Gathering of the Vibes Main Stage. Pacifico will be the festival's opening bookend to one of his earliest musical influences Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN), who will close the festival on Sunday, July 26.
The City of Bridgeport and Gathering of the Vibes have finalized an agreement to hold the annual music, camping and arts festival at Seaside Park for the next five years, through summer 2012. This year's 13th annual event, scheduled for July 31–Aug. 3, 2008, features New Orleans legends The Neville Brothers, southern rockers The Black Crowes, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and Friends and Bridgeport's own Deep Banana Blackout.
Featuring: Phil Lesh & Friends • The Black Crowes • The Neville Brothers • Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival • Bill Kreutzmann Trio • Mike Gordon • Zappa Plays Zappa • Jackie Greene Band • Taj Mahal Trio • Dark Star Orchestra • Sam Bush Band • Assembly of Dust • Ryan Montbleau Band • New Riders of the Purple Sage • Deep Banana Blackout • Porter Batiste & Stoltz • David Gans • King For A Day • Donna Jean & The Tricksters • Strangefolk • Alternate Routes • American Babies • Master of Ceremonies Wavy Gravy a
Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and Friends and New Orleans legends The Neville Brothers, who celebrate 30 years of performing together, highlight the initial lineup for this summer's Gathering of the Vibes.
The thirteenth annual music, camping and arts festival is set for July 31–Aug. 3, 2008 at Bridgeport's Seaside Park. The event has again endeavored to support a number of local and national charitable and not-for-profit organizations.
By all accounts, Gathering of the Vibes 2007 was a huge success on every level. The four-day festival, August 9-12, brought together musical artists, staff and an estimated 20,000 attendees from all across the nation to celebrate music, camping and camaraderie, and all agreed that the Vibes return to Bridgeport, CT, was triumphant.