“Over the years, I’ve always enjoyed helping to plant a musical seed, a concept, and then watch it develop onstage into a unique and inspired artistic creation," says Ken Hays, founder of the Gathering of the Vibes festival.
Bridgeport, CT (PRWEB) May 20, 2015
Two decades after a few Grateful Dead fanatics gathered to commemorate the life & music of Jerry Garcia, this community of like-minded souls prepare to celebrate their 20th summer together. “I’m thrilled to welcome 20,000+ family and friends to party down by the sea side on our 20th anniversary,” says Ken Hays, self-proclaimed Deadhead and founder of the Gathering of the Vibes festival.
Added to the already impressive Vibes 2015 line-up is VibeTribe favorite, Warren Haynes, playing two sets. Warren joins forces with an extraordinary ensemble of musicians for a super jam aptly named the “Vibes 20th Anniversary Spectacular”. Members of the “Seaside All-Stars include: the versatile classical and jazz saxophonist, Branford Marsalis; Legendary bassist and founding member of progenitors of funk, The Meters, George Porter, Jr.; Joe Russo, nicknamed “The Madness” for his fierce and complex drumming style; Marco Benevento – the keyboard half of the Benevento Russo Duo – will bring his instrumental rock/experimental jazz sound; and exceptionally gifted guitarist, and former member of the Black Crowes, Jackie Greene rounds out the session.
“Over the years, I’ve always enjoyed helping to plant a musical seed, a concept, and then watch it develop onstage into a unique and inspired artistic creation. Something that happens only once by joining musical legends with extraordinary talents can ignite a spark that so rarely is seen,” says Hays.
In total, Gathering of the Vibes will host nearly fifty bands over four days on multiple stages located throughout the beautiful 370-acre historic Seaside Park along the Long Island Sound.
“We’ll be hosting four members of the much-loved & respected Allman Brothers Band this summer…Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Jaimoe Johanson, and now Warren Haynes,” beams Hays. “We’re going to have a whole lot of fun down by the sea side!”
Music is just a part of the fun at Gathering of the Vibes. Attendees can shop for one-of-a-kind crafts, learn about ways to make a positive difference in the Non-Profit Village, get a bird’s eye view from atop the Ferris Wheel, or simply stroll along the beach enjoying the warm summer breeze.
Gathering of the Vibes is a family friendly event, offering an exclusive Family Camping area, Kids Corner and Teen Scene, Peace Parade, and a "School of Rock Teen Vibes Stage," featuring musical instruction and jam sessions with Main Stage artists.
Tickets are available for the full weekend with onsite camping, and VIP ticket holders enjoy added perks: expedited entry, “Rock-star” parking with easy in/out access, prime camping areas, snacks and beverages, catered meals, air conditioned bathroom trailers, and hot showers. Adjoining the concert field, the massive VIP hospitality tent and viewing platforms offer exceptional stage sightlines and the opportunity to mix and mingle. Single Day Tickets will go on-sale within the next few weeks.
For tickets and information, visit: http://gatheringofthevibes.com/.
2015 GATHERING OF THE VIBES LINE UP
Vibes 20th Anniversary Spectacular - The String Cheese Incident with Special Guests David Grisman & Peter Rowan - Wilco - Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals - Weezer - Gregg Allman - Tedeschi Trucks Band - Billy & The Kids - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - The Gaslight Anthem - The Word - Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe - Zappa Plays Zappa - Dark Star Orchestra - Lettuce - Electron - Greensky Bluegrass - Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Tea Leaf Green -John Brown’s Body - Deep Banana Blackout - John Brown’s Body - Kung Fu - Twiddle - Max Creek - Jaimoe's Jasssz Band - Strangefolk - Turkuaz - Bombino - Doyle Bramhall II - New Riders of the Purple Sage - Ryan Montbleau - The Nth Power - Cabinet - Trevor Hall - Moon Hooch - Earphunk - The Primate Fiasco - Banooba - Nattali Rize & Notis - Band Together CT - Fly Golden Eagle - David Gans - Andy the Music Man