Gathering of the Vibes, the Northeast’s premier summer music festival, announces initial lineup including: Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Jane’s Addiction, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, moe., The Levon Helm Band, John Butler Trio, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dr. John and the Lower 911, Taj Mahal Trio, The Rhythm Devils with Keller Williams, Steve Kimockand Reed Mathis, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Toots & The Maytals, Dark Star Orchestra, Ryan Montbleau Band, David Gans, Assembly of Dust, The McLovins, King for a Day and Bridgeport’s own Deep Banana Blackout. The New Mastersounds, Big Gigantic, and others to headline the Late Night Stage.
The second round of artist announcements will be made within the next two weeks. Vibes continues its tradition of embracing new, undiscovered artists, alongside legendary performers by reviewing 2,400 submissions via the Vibes website and Sonicbids, for an opportunity to perform in front of 20,000-plus music enthusiasts. Over 40 bands will perform on multiple alternating stages at Seaside Park’s 370-acre beachfront venue.
“Gathering of the Vibes continues its musical evolution and remains true to our roots with this year’s lineup,” says festival founder Ken Hays.
The Vibes is an all ages, family friendly event, offering an exclusive Family Camping area, Kids Corner, and a Teen Scene that includes interactive workshops and a “Teen Vibes Stage” offering musical instruction and jam sessions with main stage artists. Learn more at gatheringofthevibes.com.