Gathering of the Vibes & School of Rock Present: School of Rock Teen Vibes Stage -- Max Creek & Friends & More Added to Saturday Main Stage Line-Up

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“Way Advance” Ticket Combinations are Sold Out! -- Sonicbids Winner Announced; Submissions Open for 2012 -- “Gathering [of the Vibes] has grown into a multi-faceted fest that’s not just for hippies.” – Rolling Stone (Double Summer issue 2011)

“School of Rock is honored to be involved with one of the most amazing music festivals on the summer circuit,” said Mark Biondi, School of Rock director of product development and All-Stars.

Gathering of the Vibes, the Northeast’s premier camping and music arts festival, is proud to announce a unique partnership with School Of Rock, the nation’s leading performance-based music school, promising to be the “must see” musical event of the summer, July 21-24, at Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT.

School of Rock (http://www.schoolofrock.com) joins the Vibes Family at the “School of Rock Teen Vibes Stage.” Watch established Vibes artists from the Main and Green Vibes stages jam with the rock stars of the future, bringing the School of Rock’s unique teaching method alive for teen students from Boston to Virginia!

“School of Rock is honored to be involved with one of the most amazing music festivals on the summer circuit,” said Mark Biondi, School of Rock director of product development and All-Stars. “The opportunity to have our students watch, listen and learn from the masters while sharing the gift of music with the Vibes audience is something these kids will never forget. We can’t wait to see the magic they’ll be creating together.”

Gathering of the Vibes is proud to announce New England’s “Godfathers of Jam,” Max Creek, will celebrate 40 years together Saturday afternoon on the Main Stage. Reuniting four of the five former members of God Street Wine, Dan Pifer and Jon Bevo will now join Lo Faber and Aaron Maxwell on the Green Vibes Stage.

Also, the 2010 British Blues Awards Male Vocalist of the Year and Young Artist of the Year, Oli Brown, brings his band to Seaside Park on Thursday, (July 21) and Grammy Award winner Johnny Nicholas and his band Hell Bent join the Vibes on Friday, (July 22) featuring fellow Grammy winner Cindy Cashdollar.

Vibes proudly announces this year’s Sonicbids winner Darlingside, a string-rock quintet from Northampton, MA, known for creating a seamless, exhilarating sound, was selected from nearly 2,000 entries to appear on the Main Stage on the festival’s opening day, (1:45 p.m.) Submissions for the 2012 gathering of the Vibes/Sonicbids slot on the Main Stage are now open.

SEE HOW DARLINGSIDE WON OUR HEARTS

Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Jane’s Addiction and Furthur featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir headline this year’s “peaceful, jam-friendly event” (New York Times); check out the full line-up - more than 40 artists performing on alternating stages - at http://www.govibes.com.

Sunday is Family Day at Gathering of the Vibes, and begins by bringing the World Peace Prayer and Flag Ceremony (http://www.worldpeace.org) back to Seaside. Children who’ve created special puppets at the Vibes’ Kids Corner lead a parade to the Main Stage with their puppets as flags representing every country on Earth are raised, leading everyone in the group prayer, “May Peace Prevail on Earth.”

New this year and overlooking the Long Island Sound, kids of all ages can now view this majestic site atop the 85 foot high Ferris wheel. The Ferris wheel will be located close to the Kids Corner -- celebrating its 12th installment at the festival. Led by Gabrielle Fugere and Andy "The Music Man" Morse, Kids Corner is a clean, green, strategically located scene - the ideal compromise between children’s need to have fun and play, and their parents' desire to catch as much music as possible. More info on Kids Corner – and Teen Scene – can be found at http://gatheringofthevibes.com/kids. In 2010, Gathering of the Vibes had over 2000 kids under the age of 12 registered. With less than two weeks left until Gathering of the Vibes, Family ticket sales for 2011 have already surpassed last year.

Tickets for 2011 Gathering of the Vibes are selling at a record pace. All “Advance” ticket combinations, Friday VIP and Saturday VIP tickets, are sold out. Tickets for Gathering of the Vibes range from $40 single day to $225 all-inclusive with camping (the only way to catch Thursday’s acts, Dark Star Orchestra, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Mother Hips and more). VIP camping is available for $420, and for the first time, single-day VIP tickets are an option for both kids and adults. VIP single day ticket holders can keep grooving at the Late Night Stage, an event previously reserved for campers only. Kids 12 and under are FREE (15 and under on “Family Day” Sunday). Complete ticket details and information at http://tickets.gatheringofthevibes.com/events/135674.

Gathering of the Vibes is an all-ages, family-friendly event that caters to both weekend campers and single-day guests. For complete and up-to-the-minute Gathering of the Vibes information, including the entire artist lineup, check the website at http://www.GOVIBES.com, and follow Gathering of the Vibes on Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace, or check the message boards.

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