Bridgeport, CT (CelebrityAccess) — The initial lineup for this year's Gathering of the Vibes festival has been revealed, with John Fogerty, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, Maceo Parker, moe., and Ziggy Marley among the acts confirmed to appear.
“John Fogerty is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a living legend, and he’s been on our dream list for years,” said Ken Hays, festival founder. “Widespread Panic is another band that we’ve long sought to play at the Vibes. I’m psyched to have them as a headliner, and I know the VibeTribe feels the same way!”
The initial lineup was announced live from the stage of the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester for the first time in the festival's 19-year-history. Set to take place from July 31 through August 3rd at Bridgeport CT’s Seaside Park, the festival will host more than 50 bands over the four days.
Other artists on the bill for this year include returning champions such as Dark Star Orchestra, Strangefolk, Dumpstaphunk, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Ryan Montbleau, Deep Banana Blackout, Kung Fu, and beloved Master of Ceremonies Wavy Gravy. Bands confirmed for their first Vibes experience include Rodrigo y Gabriela, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Slightly Stoopid, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Donna the Buffalo, Leftover Salmon, and White Denim.
2014 will also see Vibes favorites Keller Williams, Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band, and Reed Mathis of Tea Leaf Green teaming up as “Grateful Grass,” while Grateful Dead percussionists and world music favorite Rhythm Devils, Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead, join forces with The Disco Biscuits for a genre-stretching set.
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. Located stage left on the concert field, the massive VIP hospitality tent and viewing platforms offer exceptional stage sightlines and the opportunity to mix and mingle.
For more information, or to buy tickets, check them out online at: gatheringofthevibes.com. – Staff Writers