Yet another major festival announcement today; this one coming via one of the longest running festivals around: The Gathering of the Vibes. In its 18th year, the festival returns to Seaside Park in Bridgeport Connecticut, on July 25th-28th. With over 40 bands already set to perform on multiple stages, the festival will showcase many heavy hitter as well as up and coming bands and local musicians.

Headlining in 2013 will be Phil Lesh and Friends (featuring John Scofield, John Medeski, Joe Russo and John Kadlecik), The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, and The Roots. Festival founder Ken Hays said of the lineup: Our 2013 lineup is a result of sorting through thousands of comments and survey responses; we hope to deliver an experience that keeps our core fans happy while remaining diverse and current.”

Also performing this year will be Galactic, Dark Star Orchestra, The John Butler Trio,  The Funky Meters, Railroad Earth, Fishbone, Original Strangefolk, The Nigel Hall Band, and many more (listed below). The Vibes will also have an impressive list of late night acts to keep you busy till the sun rises. The late night scene will include DJ sets by James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation) as well performances from Papadosio and Kung Fu and a return of the ever popular Silent Disco.

Early bird passes for the 2013 Gathering of The Vibes are already sold out. However, fans can still purchase tickets in the “Way Advance” price range. VIP ticket options are also available and will include many killer perks.  For complete ticket buying options, please visit:

2013 Gathering of the Vibes Lineup

Phil Lesh & Friends

The Black Crowes

Tedeschi Trucks Band

The Roots

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Funky Meters

John Butler Trio

Railroad Earth


John Scofield Uberjam

Dark Star Orchestra

Original Strangefolk


Assembly of Dust

Max Creek

Lord Huron

The Revivalists

Tribal Seeds

The Nigel Hall band

David Gans


Band Together

Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real

Cosmic Jibaros

Ryan Montbleau Band

Borboletta: A Tribute to Santana


Andy The Music Man

Late Night Lineup

James Murphy (DJ Set)

Rob Garza (DJ Set)


Kung Fu & The Dojo Allstars

Deep Banana Blackout

Silent Disco