Welcome back to the Vibes my friends! Has it really been 18 years? It seems only yesterday that we first gathered to celebrate the musical legacy and heritage of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be setting up camp again in Bridgeport’s majestic Seaside Park, and whether this is your first visit or you’re a returning member of our extended family, the VibeTribe, we’re elated that you’ve decided to join us. For those who may not be aware, in 1865, then Bridgeport Mayor, P.T. Barnum owned and subsequently donated this magnificent waterfront property to the City of Bridgeport. My understanding is that within the transfer of ownership agreement, it was made clear that Seaside Park always be preserved as open space and for recreational activities. I believe our annual gathering falls under recreational activities, and I’m certain Mr. Barnum looks upon us all with joy as we rejoice and celebrate with one another.
“Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile…” The music of the Grateful Dead inspired so many of us over the years. I’m ecstatic to welcome Phil Lesh & Friends for not one, but two stellar nights this year. It’s an honor to have Warren Haynes & Gov’t Mule with us once again. I’m pleased to welcome new bands to the family; be sure to check out electro-rockers Jimkata on Friday, who are tearing up the festival scene; or Road to the Vibes winners Consider The Source. I’m excited to have John Popper & Blues Traveler performing at the Vibes for the first time, and to be bringing in late night DJ sets from two of EDM’s creators, Rob Garza and James Murphy. Southern rockers The Black Crowes will bring the festival to a rocking close on Sunday night. Swing by the School of Rock on the Teen Vibes Stage and see the passion in these kids as they command the stage. Teaching our children well is what life’s all about. I want to thank the City of Bridgeport, its residents and all who have supported the Vibes since our return in 2007. My thanks also goes out to you, the VibeTribe; your kindness to one another and collective love of artistic endeavors is the reason this festival has endured and traveled down so many roads. While you’re listening to the stellar live music, or enjoying the fine array of food and drink, or simply strolling down vendor row with friends and family, look around at all the smiling faces & embrace the communal spirit – it’s a beautiful thing! We have an on-site, 24-hour hotline available should you have any questions or need a helping hand. Call the Hotline at 203.908.3030 anytime, day or night – we’re here for you! Again, with my most sincere gratitude, I thank everyone who has come together and worked so hard to bring the Vibes to life once again this year. Be safe, spread the love & ENJOY your weekend here at the Vibes,
- Ken Hays
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE RULES TO VIBE BY There aren’t many, but please respect the few rules that we do have. Mostly, please treat those around you with the same respect you’d like them to show you. RE-ENTRY - ON FOOT OR BY CAR You are welcome to leave site as you wish to get more supplies. (On foot is a great choice, we also recommend local taxi-cabs, as leaving and reentering via car is strongly discouraged). Please keep in mind, when reentering on foot, we do not allow outside food, coolers or alcohol of any kind into the general concert area, this is only permitted in the camping areas. Once you are done with your excursion, if you are camping on the East Side of the festival please enter at North Grove Box Office, near the Arches, and go directly into the campground with your cooler or alcohol. Likewise, if you are camping on the West Side, you have to enter on the West. You may either return to the Arches and take a shuttle over or have your taxi-cab driver to drop you off at the Mid-West Camping Entrance. There will be no way to leave the venue by car during the main ingress during Thursday/Thursday night. If you need to leave Thursday evening, please plan to leave your car outside of the venue in one of our Day Parking lots and take a shuttle. We Encourage These Alternatives to Re-Entry • Park in the Day Parking Lots and take the Shuttle. • Take a cab from the Arches area to and from your off site location. Don’t forget to leave your wristband on! You will not be allowed back in with a wristband that has been removed, cut, etc. WATER POLICY North Grove Ticketing Entrance: Day Ticket Holders 1-24 oz (or smaller) sealed water bottle per person may pass through the security checkpoint. No Coolers. Empty Hydration Packs, or empty water bottles up to 1 gallon may be brought into the festival and filled at our free filling stations. If you arrive with other than a single sealed 24 oz (or less) water bottle, you will have to empty it, however, there will be free filling stations located in the Food Court. Attendees walking from the Camping Areas into General Assembly areas may pass through security check points with: (1) 24 oz (or smaller) sealed or unsealed water per person. No Coolers. Any non-alcoholic beverage purchased from a food vendor may pass through security checkpoints. Per state law, you cannot bring alcohol into the concert or General Assembly areas. Any container larger than 24 oz needs to be emptied and can be refilled at our free water station (located at the Food Court). Empty Hydration Packs, or empty water bottles up to 1 gallon, may be brought into General Assembly and filled at our free filling stations.
COOLERS ARE ALLOWED in the Campgrounds but not in the Concert Areas. One non-alcoholic beverage per person may be brought into the Concert Areas. (see Water Policy) Those 21 years of age or older may bring canned beer/plastic booze containers into the Campgrounds when entering by car. Government issued ID is required to purchase or to bring alcohol into the Vibes. CHARCOAL AND PROPANE GRILLS (20 lbs and under) are okay but per the Fire Marshall, you must carry a charged fire extinguisher. GENERATORS can only be used by RV Pass holders in their RV space. TO VEND ANYTHING you must have a valid GOTV vending license. Unauthorized vendors risk ejection from the show. Alcohol vending is also illegal! BEACH CHAIRS will be allowed on the concert field, but only behind the soundboard. Tents and canopies will only be permitted behind the track at the very back of the concert field. Please! WRISTBANDS must be worn at all times. You can leave and re-enter as long as you have it on. Please do not remove your wristband until you leave for the final time.
Nitrous, balloons and all illegal substances Glass bottles or glass containers of any kind Fireworks, open fires, Tiki torches, and Chinese lanterns Weapons or any item that could be used as a weapon including; baseball bats, golf clubs, hatchets, blades over 3” • Dogs or any other pets • Kegs, mini kegs and beer balls • Amplified music • • • •
PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELVES Please help out by bringing your trash to the designated pick up spots throughout the venue. Please recycle and bring redeemable bottles & cans to the Clean Vibes Trading Post. Also, please toss your butts in the trash! THE FINAL RULE IS THE GOLDEN RULE When you arrive at Gathering of the Vibes, or any other festival for that matter, please respect each other, the staff and the local community. The City of Bridgeport has been kind enough to host Gathering of the Vibes at Seaside Park once again so let’s create a memorable, trouble-free weekend together!
MAIN STAGE BANDS Phil Lesh & Friends – Proudly representing the American musical tradition that is the Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends featuring John Scofield, John Medeski, Joe Russo, and John Kadlecik continue to inspire, introducing different influences into the heritage of this legendary band. All of the incarnations of Phil & Friends have followed a trend of “updating” the Grateful Dead’s massive body of work, and all have been extremely adept at the long, exploratory jams that were its trademark. We booked two nights of Phil to celebrate our 18th birthday, to keep the spirit and vibe alive, and remind all of us what a long, strange trip it’s been. Gov’t Mule – Led by guitarist/lead vocalist Warren Haynes, with drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis, and bass man Jorgen Carlsson - has defined themselves as one of the most rocking bands on the scene today. Releasing more than 16 studio and live recordings over the years, they’ve become a staple act at music festivals across North America. Frequent guest members from other notable bands add various funk and blues rock elements to the group’s sound. Truly one of the best bands in the land, we’re honored to welcome Gov’t Mule back to Vibes. The Black Crowes – At the time of their 1990 debut, the kind of rock ‘n’ roll that The Black Crowes specialized in, “a vintage Stones-style raunch,” was sorely underrepresented. The Black Crowes echoed classic rock without slavishly imitating their influences, and the band’s nostalgic sound helped launch a long, popular career. They return to the Vibes after a two year hiatus with guitarist Jackie Green replacing Luther Dickinson, and with the same powerhouse, southern rock ‘n’ soul sound we love. Tedeschi Trucks Band – This band is carving out a nice niche for themselves by becoming synonymous with their Rhythm & Blues & Gospel sound. Husband and wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi put their respective namesake bands on indefinite hiatus in 2010, and merged members of both bands to form TTB in effort to spend more time together as a family. Well known for soulful and inspirationally moving live performances, TTB will bring you to a different place, and we couldn’t be more excited to have the band returning to the Vibes. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – This Vermont based band have boldly pushed their own definition of “jam-blues-pop-rock ‘n’ country”. Grace Potter plays the Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, and acoustic guitar. The other members of the band are; Scott Tournet, on guitars (including slide guitar) and harmonica, drummer Matthew Burr, Benny Yurco on electric guitar, and Michael Libramento - bass guitar, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals. Together they put on one of the best live shows you’ll ever see. Welcome back to Vibes GPN!
MAIN STAGE BANDS cont The Roots – One of our favorite house bands ever, it’s astounding to think that this famed hip-hop band has yet to perform at Gathering of the Vibes. The instrumental, Philadelphia bred eight-piece band was formed in 1987 by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. Their festival sets are often show stealers, memorable for their energetic, eclectic approach to hip-hop and crowd encompassing performances. Join us as we welcome The Roots to Vibes. Don’t miss this set! funky METERS - Formed during an informal jam at the 1994 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the funky Meters combined Art Neville and George Porter Jr. of The Original Meters, with drummer Russell Batiste Jr., and guitarist Brian Stolz. Every member of this band has been inaugurated as VibeTribe - they’ve all performed on our stage one or many times, in one incarnation or another. That’s what makes these men true legends; they can play anything at any time. Laissez les bons temps rouler, VibeTribe! John Butler Trio – In 2011, this Australian based trio – John Butler (guitar), Nicky Bomba (drums and percussion), Byron Luiters (bass) - closed the Gathering of the Vibes festival with an inspirational, rocking set of blues and roots rock that drew one of the largest Sunday crowds we’ve ever had. You’ve been asking us to bring them back for a reprisal performance ever since. Show the love for the melodic, funky, phat and rockin’ sound of John Butler Trio. A perfect match for Gathering of the Vibes! Galactic - Continuing our celebration of all things funk, we proudly welcome Galactic back to Seaside. Galactic was formed eighteen years ago in New Orleans, and they cut their teeth playing the biggest party in America: Mardi Gras, when the entire town shuts down to celebrate. To make Carnivale Electricos, the members of Galactic (Ben Ellman, harps and horns; Robert Mercurio, bass; Stanton Moore, drums and percussion; Jeff Raines, guitar; Rich Vogel, keyboards) draw on the skills, stamina, and funk they deploy at the all-night party of their annual Lundi Gras show that goes till sunrise and leads sleeplessly into Mardi Gras day. Dark Star Orchestra – This band’s Thursday night tribute performances have become legends, and definitely one of the most talked about sets of the entire festival. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring. As campers and fans set up tents, finding friends old and new, “What set do you think DSO will perform tonight?” is certainly one of the most anticipated questions around the park. We’re proud to welcome back DSO for a performance dedicated to the forbearers of the jam scene and the inspiration for this festival.
MAIN STAGE BANDS cont Original Strangefolk – In 2012, Gathering of The Vibes was pleased to welcome the reunion of the original Strangefolk lineup; Jon Trafton, Reid Genauer, Erik Glockler and Luke Smith, back to Seaside Park. One of the bands to play at the first Vibes in 1996, we’re thrilled to have them here to celebrate our 18th year. In a nod to the Grateful Dead, the band performed “Touch Of Grey” last July, receiving a huge ovation for their lovely rendition of the song, everyone joining in on the infectious chorus, “We will survive!” Rock! Railroad Earth – This New Jersey based six-piece hasn’t performed at the Gathering of the Vibes since 2007, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have the band returning to Seaside Park this year. With a name linked to a Jack Kerouac short story, this folk rock band infuses elements of bluegrass, Celtic jazz, rock, and jam improvisation, to put on one of the most moving and inspirational sets of live music on the scene today. With a very large repertoire of songs to choose from, and the veteran talent of all six members of the band, Railroad Earth’s set at Vibes is not to be missed. Blues Traveler – This New Jersey based rock band has been rocking stages large and small since forming in 1987, and spearheading the revival of modern rock festivals in the early ‘90’s by establishing the H.O.R.D.E (Horizons Of Rock Developing Everywhere) touring music festival. Currently, the group is comprised of singer and harmonica player John Popper, guitarist Chan Kinchla, drummer Brendan Hill, bassist Tad Kinchla, and keyboardist Ben Wilson. They are touring following the release of a double-disk compilation entitled 25 on Hip-O Records commemorating the band’s silver anniversary, and their most recent studio album Suzie Cracks the Whip. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome this talented band into the Vibes family. Assembly Of Dust – A VibeTribe favorite, AOD is singersongwriter Reid Genauer, Adam Terrell, John Leccesse, and two newer members; Jason Crosby and Dave Diamond (Drums). Sun Shot is their recent release, an Alt-Country and rock ‘n’ roll hybrid, with beautifully written lyrics, raw chords, and heartfelt harmonies that have come to define Assembly of Dust. Welcome back guys! Max Creek – In those rare instances that a band reaches its fourth decade, it’s usually because each member has a jet and techs on retainer, and the world tour rolls around every few years. But that’s not how Max Creek has done it. In 40+ years Max Creek has swung the pendulum from small, big, regionally-huge, medium, and any other size one can think of. They’ve never graced the cover of Rolling Stone, but you’d be hard pressed to find a music fan worth their salt who hasn’t heard of them. Creek exudes confidence but lacks ego. Each member is an incredible musician but that’s never been what it was about. That’s why we love them, and keep bringing them back to Vibes.
MAIN STAGE BANDS cont Ryan Montbleau Band – The music of the Ryan Montbleau Band is as warm and invigorating as sunshine breaking through on a cloudy day. The quintet has been a Vibes mainstay for eight years and it’s soulful, acoustic roots rock and Americana is powered by the combination of singersongwriter Ryan Montbleau’s guitar and vocals; the driving rhythms of percussionist Yahuba Garcia-Torres, drummer James Cohen, and bassist Matt Giannaros; and keyboardist Jason Cohen and guitarist Lyle Brewer’s dynamic harmonies. RMB has certainly made a heartfelt connection with The Vibe Tribe and we’re happy to bring the band back again this year. Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R. –To say Lukas was born to play music is an understatement. The sixth child of one of the most acclaimed and beloved music stars of all time, Willie Nelson, Lukas inherited his father’s musicality, his penchant for penning his own music, and his love of the road. With Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, his own songwriting craft and performance skills are being honed. The band - which includes drummer Anthony LoGerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar, and bassist Corey McCormick – hit the road in 2009 and we’re happy to welcome them to the VibeTribe family. Wild Adriatic – These rockers won our Sonicbids contest for their spot on the Main Stage, and we are excited for you to hear why we chose them. Wild Adriatic carries forth the torch of timeless rock ‘n’ roll infused with soul, powerful vocals, and an impressively tight rhythm section. The Saratoga Springs, NY trio released their latest EP Lock & Key in April 2012, and has garnered attention from music lovers, press, and industry heads alike. An energetic, honest live show has garnered the band grass roots fan bases in cities throughout the United States. Marley’s Music Uprising Challenge Finalist - Marley’s Mellow Mood presents Marley’s Music Uprising, a competition looking for the next great band inspired by the musical icon Bob Marley. The bands in this competition were vetted by Cedella & Ky-mani Marley before being turned over to the fans for voting. The finalist will win a trip to Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston, Jamaica & have a chance to be produced by multiple grammy award winner Stephen Marley. Gathering of the Vibes is proud to showcase the third finalist in the Uprising challenge. Fans get to vote for the final winner on marley. sonicbids.com between Aug 5th - 25th 2013. Our beloved Master of Ceremonies,Wavy Gravy, is back for another year of cosmic cut-ups and geezerly good cheer. If you see Wavy Gravy walking his pet fish on the concert field, stop and say hello. He’s the real deal, and truly practices and lives the ‘60s idealism. Back when he was still known as Hugh Romney, he stood on the stage of the original Woodstock concert and announced, “What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000!” He was at Woodstock as a member of an entertainment/activist commune known as the Hog Farm. Today, Wavy and the Hog Farm still exist, and he is co-director of Camp Winnarainbow, a performing arts program for children that organizes all-star rock concerts to raise money for a variety of charitable causes, We are truly honored to have our brother Wavy Gravy with us once again as Emcee. Wavy, you are an inspiration to us all.
GREEN VIBES STAGE BANDS The Nigel Hall Band – A Washington D.C. native, Nigel soaked in the sounds of Go-Go, funk and soul. His musical influences reach far beyond his years; from James Brown to Donny Hathaway. Whether he is leading his own band, performing solo, or fronting bands like Soulive and Lettuce, he instantly commands the attention of the audience. 2013 is shaping up to be Nigel’s breakout year. If you haven’t heard of Nigel Hall, you soon will! Get your campsite set-up early so you don’t miss his Thursday night set. David Gans – A David Gans “solo electric” performance is likely to consist of several elements; country-blues-style finger picking, loop-based improvisations, and sweetly sung ballads, original or covers. Also, Grateful Dead covers reinterpreted to suit his voice and guitar, wry observations of the music festival subculture and the larger world, and soulful & passionate political-commentary favorites from the folk rock cannon of the last 50 years. Mix and match, it’s never the same show twice but always worth a listen. John Scofield Uberjam– The legendary jazz guitarist and Berklee School of Music grad, often referred to as “Sco,” returns to the Vibes stage for the first time since 2005. This time around, he’ll be reuniting with the group that pioneered his fusing of jazz, funk and electronic music, documented on the Überjam recording. Throughout his career Scofield has punctuated his traditional jazz offerings with funk-oriented electric music while keeping an open musical mind. The Revivalists – We’re excited to welcome this new band to the Green Vibes stage, and think you’ll be impressed with their live performance. Since forming in 2007, The Revivalists have rightfully earned their reputation as the next breakout band from the music capital of New Orleans. The group’s blend of soulful, syncopated rock and earnest songwriting come to life through a meticulously crafted and ever-evolving live performance. Lord Huron – Lord Huron began as a solo project by Michigan-born/Los Angeles-based musician Ben Schneider in the spring of 2010. On a trip home to Michigan, Schneider recorded three songs inspired by communing with nature. These songs were later released as the Into the Sun EP, and Lord Huron was born. At this point Schneider solidified his band lineup with childhood friends Mark Barry on drums, Brett Farkas on guitar, Miguel Briseno on bass, and Tom Renaud on guitar. This band brings an idyllic and blissful Cali-pop sound to the Vibes stage, and we’re proud to have them join us this year. Cosmic Jibaros – The Gathering of The Vibes is proud to present this talented, hometown latin rock band to the Green Vibes Stage. There’s an irresistible pull of traditional Afro-Caribbean beats, interplaying between the congas and timbales, mixed with urban elements in the deep drum and bass effects-laden guitar work. These songs are laced with social and political overtones, and are sung primarily in Spanish. Grab some coffee Saturday morning and start your day with Cosmic Jibaros.
GREEN VIBES STAGE SPEAKER SCHEDULE Friday
12:15 PM: Terrapin Foundation Update with Wendy Gniady (Terrapin Foundation President), Kyle Murphy (Food Drive Coordinator) & Harry Moran (Vibes Sustainability & Outreach Director) 1:50 PM: Kids & Teens World with Andy the Music Man 3:45 PM: Greening the Planet One Magic Show at a Time with C.J. May, Resourcerer, (Yale Univ.)
12:15 PM: LI Sound Conservation with Lou Burch (Citizens Campaign for the Environment) 2:00 PM: Global Climate Change: Bringing It All Back Home with David Downie (Fairfield Univ.), Bob Wall (Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority) & Harry Moran (Vibes Sustainability & Outreach Director) 3:45 PM: The Future of Green Transportation with Jim Motavalli (Author, New York Times Contributor, Radio Host)
1:00 PM: Local & Sustainable Food with Amie Guyette Hall (From Your Inside Out) 2:45 PM: Water: Our Precious, Threatened Resource with Bill Hall (Kaiser-Battistone) 4:15 PM: Big Brother is Watching: Privacy Update with Isa Mujahid (ACLU-CT)
GREEN VIBES STAGE BANDS cont tJason Crosby Band - As a young boy, Jason Crosby immersed himself in classical music, and was playing piano at a professional level at a very young age. He then took on the guitar, the viola, the French horn, and the trumpet, and pursued those instruments with equal vigor for many years. A multi-instrumentalist with extensive and varied musical pursuits, Crosby has previously been a member of such bands as Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Susan Tedeschi Band, and many others. We’re happy to bring Jason’s own project to the Green Vibes Stage. Twiddle - Twiddle, a Vermont based quartet, spins tall tales over an intricate soundscape of hi-def shred. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up jazz, classical, and bluegrass, but above all, masterfully blends reggae and funk. Obliterating laws of improvisation, their complex arrangements never fail to leave crowds lusting for more. With sage songwriting and unmatched variety, Twiddle’s thrilling infancy will surely exceed all expectation. von Grey - Gathering of the Vibes is excited to bring you the delightful sounds of von Grey. With their soulful four-part harmonies, poetic lyrics and indelible melodies, it’s easy to see why the Atlanta Journal Constitution would hail von Grey as “nothing short of stunning.” Working in a vein similar to that of such contemporaries as The Civil Wars and Mumford & Sons, von Grey masterfully melds folk, bluegrass and country influences, imbuing time-honored musical idioms with a distinctly modern sensibility. Band Together CT - Founded by Rob Fried and Jerry Vigorito, Band Together CT has a vision to create community-minded musical events that raise your spirits and are fun to attend. Band Together CT events have helped raise over $975,000 for local charities and families. They have worked with Paul Newman and Meryl Streep to raise millions to protect Connecticut farmland. Awards include Citations of Honor from the US Congress, the Connecticut State Assembly, and CT Governor Rell for commitment to helping Connecticut families. Jimkata - Jimkata is an electro-rock band blending heavy beats, synthy hooks, big guitars, and profound lyricism. Now touring to support their innovative, fan-funded record Die Digital, this Upstate New York based quartet has been tearing up the northeast club and theater circuit and playing to larger and larger crowds wherever it goes, based solely on word of mouth of its energetic live performances. The Kind Buds - The Kind Buds, New England’s Premier Jam Duo, entertain their audiences with inspiring covers & incendiary originals, trading fiery-sweet licks on a roller coaster of tension & release. A truly acoustic duo, Bud & Budd perform raucous, intuitive, and wide open jams with stunning guitar interplay. Tight vocal harmonies compliment and complete their sound. No effects of any kind are used in live performances. This August The Kind Buds celebrate nine years as a duo, and this Vibes performance may be their 600th show performed together. Awesome!
GREEN VIBES STAGE BANDS cont Borboletta: A Tribute to Santana - The idea for this Santana Tribute Group began to come together after a show in early October 2012 when percussionist Johnny Durkin (DBB/ Manchado), Cyrus Madan (Keys-DBB) and Tim Palmieri (Guitar-Kung Fu) had a warm up gig for a wedding. “At the last minute Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu) had to sub on drums so we picked a Santana song to start the 2nd set, and that was it,” says Durkin. Over the years, Durkin became good friends with Yahuba Garcia-Torres (Ryan Montbleau Band), a fellow percussionist and devotee to Afro Cuban Music. Rich Zurkowski (Bass-Manchado, The Durkins) rounds out the line-up. “As far as performing at this years GOTV,” adds Durkin, “I can’t think of a better place for this idea to come to light. It’s very difficult to get all tour schedules to align, and we are excited for the opportunity to all come together at such a beautiful place, with fans like the VibeTribe.” School of Rock All-stars - Check out these incredible young performers from the School of Rock AllStars. The School of Rock believes that the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. AllStars represent the best of the best students from School of Rock’s global network of schools. Each Summer, the AllStars embark on a tour complete with tour busses and multiple live shows throughout the country. We’re happy they are including a stop at the Vibes along the way. Musical guest Bill Evans: - Saxophonist Bill Evans first joined Miles Davis’ group in 1980 at the age of 22, and then went on to record six records and tour the world with Davis numerous times over a four-year period. He then toured and recorded three CDs with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and later played with Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Steps Ahead and Mick Jagger, among others, garnering a few Grammy Awards along the way. Is it obvious to you why we chose “the sax man” as our festival wide musical guest this year? Look for Bill during your favorite jams, and let us know where you want to see him next! Consider the Source - NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, it’d probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks. Did we tell you they’re one of the bands who won the Road to the Vibes contest?
LATE NIGHT RAGERS Papadosio – Melding progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica, and dance music with jam, Papadosio has amassed a dedicated following of thousands of likeminded individuals sowing the seeds of unity and spreading the sounds of exaltation. Singer-songwriter Anthony Thogmartin’s visionary lyrics, eclectic production, and signature guitar work are anchored by the rock solid battery of drummer Mike Healy and bassist Rob McConnell. The quintet is rounded out by brothers Billy and Sam Brouse, whose virtuosic two-headed keyboard, synth, and programming attack give the band its unmistakable complexity and intensity. Deep Banana Blackout – But of course, we’re thrilled bring you another funk throw down from our hometown heroes DBB. This eight piece musical outfit is notorious for performing compositions ranging from Tower of Power, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, and Parliament. Funkadelic. With a full horn section and a soulful, funky groove, DBB’s infectious sound is a combination of old school funk, Latin salsa, jazz , and rock music. Kung Fu – Proud to be firmly installed in the new-funk movement, KUNG FU is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electrofusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making fusion music “cool” again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters and Weather Report, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. Imagine 70’s funk-fusion meets a modern dance party! Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri (guitar), Robert Somerville (tenor sax), Todd Stoops (keyboards), Chris DeAngelis (bass guitar), and Adrian Tramontano (drums/percussion). The powerhouse quintet’s live show has been described by critics and fans alike as “lethal funk”, “explosive”, “jaw dropping”, and “musically mesmerizing”.
DJ SETS BY James Murphy (DFA/LCD Soundsystem) - There’s no denying the evolution of Electronic Dance Music (EDM), and its effect on a current generation of music fans. One of the bigger artists or bands with an influence on that generation is LCD SOUNDSYSTEM. Long a fixture of the downtown NYC music scene, James Murphy co-founded the DFA label, which released the LCD Soundsystem catalogue and whose current roster includes The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, YACHT, the Juan Maclean, Planningtorock and more. Come see what all the fuss is about. You won’t be disappointed. Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation) -His two-man band, Thievery Corporation, has been one of the most acclaimed indie bands over the last 10 years, mining elements of dub, acid jazz, reggae and bossa nova, among other styles. We’re thrilled to have Rob join us at the Vibes this year for what promises to be an enchanting performance for certain. As one half of electronic music pioneers/ producers Thievery Corporation, he has been at the forefront of music for over a decade and a half, traveling the globe performing, remixing, djing, recording and composing.
GREEN VIBES STAGE BANDS cont Tribal Seeds – From San Diego, California, award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe infused with the roots style of reggae music. Tribal Seeds’ musical talent and authentic sound has brought them to the forefront of the reggae rock genre, as their art form has reached people of all ages across the United States, and worldwide. This is their first time playing Vibes, and we hope the first of many more to come. Andy The Music Man - Andy “The Music Man” Morse is a Vibes favorite, and popular children’s musician renowned for the special way he connects with his audiences. A talented guitarist, mandolin player and songwriter, Andy mingles traditional and original songs and novelty, delighting and involving kids through sing-a-longs, dancing, play-acting and storytelling. McLovins – McLovins specialize in the creation of dynamic and improvised sound, influenced by the members’ disparate and eclectic musical influences. The band currently includes Jason Ott, Jake Huffman, Justin Berger and Atticus Kelly. These college students from Connecticut embrace simultaneous and intricate improvisation with a versatile front line in which all members are singing in four-part harmony, writing lyrics & music, as well as expounding on one another’s musical ideas. Set list segues and fiery improvisations are a staple of the band’s performances, keeping their audience always guessing what’s coming next and wanting more! Fishbone – Celebrating 25 groundbreaking years, Fishbone has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and “Black Rock” since starting their professional career in the Alt Rock Los Angeles scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated. The current line up includes original members Angelo Moore aka Dr. Madd Vibe (vocals/sax/theramin), Norwood Fisher (bass/vocals), Dirty Walt (trumpet, vocals), as well as Rocky George (guitar), Dre Gipson (keyboards/ vocals), John Steward (drums), and Jay Armant (trombone, vocals). Show the love, VibeTribe! Steve Kimock featuring Bernie Worell & Friends Combining Steve Kimock, one of the leading improvisational guitarists around, with Bernie Worrell, co-founding keyboardist of Parliament/Funkadelic (and a performer with Talking Heads) delivers synergistic funky music, along with inspiring soulful sounds. Steve Kimock (part of Marin County’s beloved band Zero, the first postGrateful Dead “Furthur Tour” with The Other Ones, and later Phil and Friends plus many more) and Bernie Worrell (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member) bring their musical chemistry to the Vibes this summer with new songs, a powerful rhythm section, and special guest vocalist.
Kid’s corner, teen scene & school of rocK staGe Kid’s Corner is a rockin’ good time! Kids and parents alike make this area their home at the Vibes. Led by Gabrielle Fugere, Andy “The Music Man” Morse, Trinity Madison, and School of Rock’s instructors and AllStars, 2013 marks the 14th anniversary of the kids area. Located only a few minutes walk from the main concert field, surrounded by beautiful trees and plenty of green space, it’s the ideal compromise between our children’s need to have fun & play and parents need to socialize with other families. Please see the schedule board at the Kids Tent, Teen Scene, and School of Rock for days and times of activities. At the Kids Tent, there’s never a shortage of activities (9am-sundown): • Arts and crafts, including painting on a community mural • Children’s entertainers • Field day games, splash pool, toys • Face painting, costume making, dancing with puppets • Relax on a comfy couch and read Teen Scene is a hit with both “tweens” and teens (1pm-11pm): • Learn to play a musical instrument and jam with friends • Duct tape wallet making, t-shirt designs, spa and nails, nutrition talks, yoga • Socialize, play games, get hair wraps • Hula hoop, teen’s choice movie night, puppet workshops Gathering of the Vibes is again proud to announce a unique partnership with School Of Rock, the nation’s leading performancebased music school. 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! On Sunday morning at 10:30am, take a field trip in costume over to the Green Vibes Stage for a special musical performance for families by the Andy “The Music Man” Band. Immediately following Andy’s set join in a large parade with One World Puppets, Ash Street Puppet Works, stilt walkers, musicians, and lots of merriment. We will parade to the Main Stage where we will partake in a World Peace Flag ceremony.
SAFETY FIRST Kids Safety Registration: Come register your kids in the Kids Tent from 9am-8pm. They will be given a bracelet with your contact info during the festival, and we will keep a list of all contact info in case of emergency. We will also be holding kids registration at the VIP tent for VIP Kids on Thursday and Friday. We encourage you to discuss with your children what to do if they get lost, how to ask for help, how to describe you, and any other information, including the Vibes Hotline number, 203.908.3030. FUN-FILLED FAMILY MUSIC www.andysings.com Full time children’s musician and originator of Kid’s Corner, Andy “The Music Man” will be celebrating the release of his third CD Sing and Dance with Andy and performing highly interactive musical sets for families with special guests on Thursday 5pm-5:30pm, Friday 1:45pm-2:15pm & Saturday 1:30pm-2:00pm at the Kids Tent and on Sunday at 11:00am on the Green Vibes Stage with the Andy Band. One World Puppetry Invites you to make a life sized puppet. Enter the world of make believe walking around with your puppet. One World Puppetry will be showcasing engaging performances each day. Ash Street Puppet Works Create large puppets from recycled material, puppet making demonstrations, origami flower making, and plenty of fun for everyone. Bio-Bus - biobus.org The Bio-Bus is a special bus that travels around educating kids & teens about science and the sea. There will be handson workshops at low tides including a walk down to the shore to study the marine life. Split Open and Melt Body Paint and Design! splitopenandmelt.vpweb.com “Because everything is better with glitter.”
Kids, Teens & Adults of all ages are encouraged to stop by for a visit!
The School of Rock Teen Vibes Stage performance-based approach to music lessons results in students who are more inspired to learn, more motivated to excel, and more confident to perform. Each year, School of Rock’s most talented students (approximately the top 2%) from their nationwide network of schools audition to become part of their highly coveted Allstars Program. Trust us when we say you HAVE TO SEE THESE KIDS. They are exceptional. We are also spotlighting area School of Rock programs each day. These are kids from Boston to Philly who make the trek to Vibes to perform. They are also amazing, and if you long for something that “feels like rock ’n’ roll,” look no further than these young musicians. In addition, we proudly host the following talented acts on the School of Rock Teen Vibes Stage. PAMALIBROuS - Pamalibros is a middle and high school band based in Redding and Westport, CT. Members include, Zach Schur on Bass, Drew Sennett on Keys, Andrew Schur on Guitar, Brennan Prusak on Drums and Ian Goodman on Vocals. BOBBY PALTAUF - Bobby Paltauf is a 13-year-old blues/rock guitarist and singer. His influences are The Allman Brothers Band, Duane Allman, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, SRV, Jimi Hendrix, and Anders Osborne. FRONT ROW - Front Row is Lydia on vocals and keyboard, Kevin on guitar, Eumir on Bass, and Robbie on Drums. They met in Riverside via Institute of Rock, and have been playing together now for 18 months, have produced a CD of covers, and are preparing to go back to the recording studio as Eumir, their songwriter, has written five originals. NICK DEPUY - Graduated senior from New Cannan High School who is already a seasoned performer. He says of songwriting, “I usually take an experience or insight that I’ve learned from life and put it into a fictional context. A lot of my songs have elements that are put in for poetic effect, but the emotions and observations are real. I had a lot of insecurities and poured those demons into my songs and that’s what it translated into.” RANFORD ALMOND - 11 Year-old Ranford Almond will capture your attention after the first note. This Greensboro, NC native is new to Gathering of the Vibes, but we’re confident this will be the first of many performances. ADJUSTING TO LIFE - Five piece, all-girl, teen band from Greenwich, CT. Each member of Adjusting To Life has a different style of music- punk, grunge, classic rock, pop punk, alternative and acoustic rock…all of these music genres blended into one as each person is Adjusting To Life! THE REMNANTS - The Remnants - Josh Lopez, Jeanine Pray, David Loturco, and Tim Andrew - have all come from different corners of the music industry, but that is what makes their music so unique. Although many of the band members are still young, they have found themselves performing at venues like the famous Municipal Stadium and the Webster Theater, and we welcome them back for their third year at Gathering of the Vibes.
Partners in Vibes RADIO VIBES ON WPKN 89.5 FM This is the seventh year of Radio Vibes on WPKN 89.5 FM, continuing a partnership with the independent, community supported radio station WPKN in Bridgeport (wpkn. org). Radio Vibes on WPKN 89.5 FM broadcasts music (from the stages and recorded), interviews, traffic, weather, schedule information and news headlines. While you chill at your camp site, we bring the stage to you! We start at 9 AM on Thursday, and 10 AM the rest of the weekend. In between bands, we go to the WPKN studio for a taste of WPKN’s local programming. We stay on until the main stage shuts down at 1 AM, when WPKN’s overnight and morning crew resume their regular irregular programming. Follow us at twitter.com/vibesradio, and let us know what you’re doing using the hashtag #vibetribe. Green Vibes Sustainability Village As part of our commitment to people and planet, Gathering of the Vibes continues to reach out to those non-profit organizations and green businesses whose activities contribute to a more peaceful, healthy, just and sustainable world. This year we will again play host to an awe inspiring group of social justice, healthy living, environmental and community groups who embrace their power and responsibility as agents for positive change. Working together, we can harness the tremendous power of our community to transform our world, for ourselves and future generations. Stop by the Sustainability Village and be a part of the solution! Clean Vibes- Help Us Keep The Scene Clean! Our long-standing partnership with our friends at Clean Vibes continues to help us to reduce our footprint through an extensive recycling program. As we enjoy this magical weekend of music, be sure to remember that we are guests on this land. We all need to work together to help Clean Vibes keep the campground and concert areas clean throughout the weekend. Every vehicle received two bags upon arrival - the clear one is for trash and the blue one is for recycling. Any glass, aluminum, and plastic containers, paper and cardboard can be recycled in the blue bag. We will have extra bags at Camping Headquarters locations if you need more. Take some time at the end of the weekend to clean up your campsite and make sure you’ve bagged up your trash and recyclables. As soon as properly sorted bags are full, tie them off and bring them to the edge
of any road in the campground for curbside pickup. Our waste diversion efforts will only work with your help so please take the time to separate out your recyclables. Please recycle and pick up your trash! Recycle and Win Prizes! The Clean Vibes Trading Post, located near the food court, across from the entrance to the concert field, will accept cans and bottles that can be redeemed for immediate rewards! Earn points from each bottle or can you collect. Stop by the Trading Post for further details. The person who turns in the most cans and bottles will receive 2 tickets to Gathering of the Vibes 2014! The Green Vibes Carbon Cutters a Vibe Tribe Community working together to reduce our energy consumption and our collective carbon footprint, continues to gather momentum as we gear up for our 4th Vibes. We’ve already saved close to 2 tons of carbon and we’re looking forward to dramatically increasingly our impact as the community grows, so please join us! Information and signup sheets will be available at the Green Vibes booth in the Sustainability Village, as well as the Merch Tent on the concert field and at Camping Headquarters. Terrapin Foundation’s GOTV Food Drive We’re excited to once again host the Terrapin Foundation’s annual GOTV non-perishable food and personal hygiene product drive. In addition to non-perishables and hygiene products, we will also be collecting used and new clothing this year. While the economy has begun to show signs of recovery, the upswing is not touching everyone in need. We’re still not back to where we were before the recession hit and we have a ways to go before we are. People are still hurting and they need our help! Items collected at this year’s drive are going to the Connecticut Food Bank to be distributed throughout the City of Bridgeport. Your generous donations will make an enormous difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters in need. Anyone that donates a minimum of 5lbs or $5 will receive a limited-edition poster designed specifically for this drive. Please stop by the main Food Drive tent for more information and to see this year’s winning food drive poster. The main Food Drive collection station is located in between the entrance to the main concert field and the Green Vibes stage, just east of the Food Court near the NPO Village. Remember, one pound of food per person will make a huge difference!! If you have anything non-perishable left at the end of the weekend, please consider donating it.
NoN-PROFIT PARTNERS American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut www.acluct.org The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. We staunchly support every person’s right to make personal decisions - without government interference - about religion, political ideals, reproductive choice, marriage, and other family and lifestyle matters. We are working to make sure that emerging technologies do not diminish our rights to privacy and that freedom of speech is protected in cyberspace. The ACLU’s mission remains realizing the promise of the Bill of Rights for all and expanding the reach of its guarantees to new areas. Bridgeport Community Gardens ctcommunitygardening.org Through the Connecticut Community Gardening Association, we create and maintain community gardens in Bridgeport on vacant lots to promote health, community and recreation across racial, ethnic, economic and generational lines with neighbors who each have their own plot. We support locally and organically grown food for better health, community and a better planet. Bridgeport Regional Business Council brbc.org Our mission is promoting the City of Bridgeport. Our booth will represent the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (local businesses), the Chamber of Commerce, and the various attractions here in the City of Bridgeport, such as the Barnum Museum, The Discovery Museum, Beardsley Zoo, Harbour Yard (our Bluefish Baseball team stadium), The Arena at Harbour Yard, The Klein Auditorium, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, and many restaurants and venues. We will be providing information and maps as it relates to Bridgeport and the surrounding area and basic information such as the closest pharmacy, Home Depot, places to obtain supplies, etc. We will serve as an informational resource to concert goers and represent the City of Bridgeport.
Cell Motion BioBus www.biobus.org Explore the inner lives of barnacles, star fish, snails, and single-celled sea creatures aboard the BioBus, the earth-friendliest mobile science lab. Say hello to the team of scientists, use research microscopes to meet tiny monsters from the ocean waters, and learn how wind, solar, and biofuels can fuel scientific discovery. Check out the BioBus green roof that demonstrates plants can grow anywhere, even on the roof of a bus. Teens join us for our special events where you will get an even deeper look at ocean life. More info and schedules at the Teen Scene. Citizens Campaign for the Environment www.citizenscampaign.org Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) is a bi-state not-for-profit organization advocating for policy solutions that protect air and water resources and public health. CCE focuses on Long Island Sound restoration, drinking water protection and energy policy, and has a grassroots membership base of over 80,000 members in NY & CT. FM World Charities www.fmworldcharities.org FM World Charities is a registered 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting public health and improving the quality of life in underserved communities throughout the world. FM aims to increase awareness of issues pertaining to public health and wellness while also providing basic primary care to those without access to healthcare. Having roots in an established record label with charity at its core, FM World enlists celebrities and media personalities to accomplish its goals and projects. HeadCount www.headcount.org HeadCount is a grassroots organization that uses the power of music to register voters and raise political consciousness. Since 2004 we’ve staged voter registration drives at over 2,000 concerts and signed up over 200,000 voters. We reach young people and music fans where they already are - at concerts and online - to inform and empower.
NoN-PROFIT PARTNERS cont New England Organ Bank www.neob.org The New England Organ Bank (NEOB) is the oldest independent organ procurement organization (OPO) in the country. It is the federally-designated OPO for all or part of the six New England states. In addition to this regional coverage, NEOB provides services to Bermuda. Through its nine regional offices, NEOB serves twelve transplant centers with the combined capacity to perform all types of organ transplantation. NEOB allocates organs for transplant regionally and nationally through the United Network for Organ Sharingâ€™s (UNOS) national network. Oxfam America www.oxfamamerica.org Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. Rex Foundation www.rexfoundation.org Furthering what the Grateful Dead started 26 years ago with its own benefit concerts and other fundraising initiatives, the Rex Foundation endeavors to fund grassroots programs that are often under the radar of larger funding entities, yet work in bold, innovative ways to carry out essential work toward a healthy environment, promotion of the arts, protection of indigenous cultures, assisting others less fortunate, building strong communities and educating children and adults everywhere. Rex Foundation has distributed $8.6 million in grants to over 1,000 programs across the U.S. and internationally, while also carrying out initiatives that foster creativity and positive community connections. The Rex Foundation website provides a complete list of grantees as well information about current initiatives.
Make the Promise www.sandyhookpromise.org I Promise to honor the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I Promise to do everything I can to encourage and support common sense solutions that make my community and our country safer from similar acts of violence. In response to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation continues to help the community of Sandy Hook heal and also provide aid to the family members who lost loved ones, to survivors, teachers, staff, and first responders. We strive to address the individual needs as they arise and to help the community as a whole. The Terrapin Foundation www.terrapinfoundation.org The Terrapin Foundation, Inc. is a grassroots, CT based, 501(c)(3) not-forprofit organization. The Foundation is dedicated to stimulating financial and inspirational support to encourage the Arts, enrich our communities, and preserve natural resources. In its efforts to achieve these goals, The Foundation raises funds through donations and the production of cultural, artistic and musical events. The Terrapin Foundation believes that through the Arts we can nurture the communities in which with live and thus change the world, one community at a time. Look for us at The Food Drive Booth. The Wharf Rats www.wharfrat.org The Wharf Rats are a group of concert goers who have chosen to live drug and alcohol free. Our primary purpose at shows is to make ourselves available to anyone who feels we may have something they want. We donâ€™t tell others how to attend their show. We offer clean and sober support, strength, fellowship and hope. We are not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or any other twelve-step group. We are a group of friends sharing a common bond. Look for the yellow balloons, signs and the Wharf Rats information table.
NoN-PROFIT PARTNERS cont The World Peace Sanctuary www.worldpeace.org The World Peace Sanctuary is the international HQ of the Peace Pole Project, Peace Pals International, and the World Peace Flag Ceremony. Through these programs we promote the universal message: “May Peace Prevail On Earth.” Please visit our booth to register your kids in the international Peace Pals Art Exhibition and to learn about free peace art projects! Join us Sunday morning at 11:40 to carry a flag in the World Peace Flag Ceremony on the main concert field! WPKN www.wpkn.org WPKN-FM is a listener-supported, noncommercial radio station broadcasting at 10,000 watts on 89.5 MHz FM in Bridgeport, CT. The station also broadcasts to the bulk of Fairfield and New Haven Counties in Connecticut, Suffolk County in New York (Long Island) as well as parts of Rhode Island. The station dates back to the early 1960’s when it was affiliated with the University of Bridgeport. For the past 15 or so years, WPKN has not been affiliated with UB, but broadcasts from facilities located on the campus. WPKN’s programming mix is a cornucopia of genres and styles.
Community & Unity RISE AND SHINE YOGA Sponsored by Yoga for Everybody Fairfield, CT. “Rise and Shine Yoga” will be at the back of the main concert field, Friday through Sunday mornings, beginning at 9:30am, taught by Kerri Gawreluk. In the event of rain, yoga will be held under the VIP tent. Attune with your inner rhythms and connect with spirit and all kindred hearts as you explore yoga. Feel inspired, motivated, and fulfilled during these sessions. Let your inspiration carry you through the entire Vibes experience. THE WORLD PEACE FLAG CEREMONY Sunday at 11:40am, celebrate the belief that peace on earth can only become a reality when all people rise above national boundaries, politics, religion, and ideologies. To present the World Peace Flag Ceremony, we’re very pleased to welcome back the World Peace Sanctuary, a non-sectarian, non-profit organization affiliated with the UN and dedicated to spreading the message: “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” ART GALLERY Located inside the Vibes Merchandise tent, our collection includes works by the premier Psychedelic Artists and Rock & Roll Photographers of our time. Take home one or more of these amazing works and keep the Vibe alive! Hours of Operation:
Thurs Fri & Sat Sun
11:00am-2:00am 10:00am-2:00am 10:00am-8:00pm
ARTISAN VILLAGE If you want a hands-on artistic experience or just want to check out some Art in Action, be sure to stop by the Artisan Village, located under the trees, across from the food court, near the back entrance to the concert field. There will be fun workshops and ongoing demonstrations by some very creative folks! We have craftspeople working in different mediums creating art as you watch or helping to bring out the artist in you as you participate in the fun. Hours will be posted in the Village so be sure to stop by and check out this very creative space.
SOLAR BUS www.solarbus.org Stop by the Solar Bus and step into the world of renewable energy! Recharge your cell phone with the Sun at our solar charging station! We’ll have all kinds of educational displays set up for you to interact with, including: a solar water fountain, hydrogen generator and fuel cell, toy car and model train, fans, psychedelic toys, and much more. At night we’ll be showing solar powered cartoons, movies, and who knows what else. We also give tours of the bus all day long and have a library and reading lounge, so stop by anytime to learn about solar energy! We’re here to answer all of your questions about renewable energy. The Solar Bus is also one of several places where you can sign up to join the Green Vibes Carbon Cutters - a group of Vibes folks collectively working to reduce our carbon footprint. See you at the Solar Bus! At 10am on Saturday and Sunday, we have ‘Solar 101’ classes where you can learn about solar energy and how to run a car on vegetable oil. Look for the Sustainability Village on your map. When coming from the main concert field, we’re on the way to the Green Vibes Stage so you can’t miss us. This year, the Solar Bus will also be providing solar-powered lights to the porta-potties near the Green Vibes stage. So if you have to “go” late at night and you don’t have a flashlight to take with you, you can thank the Sun for the little bit of light you’ll find when you enter. Terrapin Foundation Beach Cleanup Thank you VibeTribe volunteers, staff, and the Vibes Operations Crew for doing the dirty work with Terrapin Foundation on Saturday, July 6, and joining us to clean the coastline along Remington Beach. It was a major effort, and each of you who pitched in helped make it a huge success! Terrapin Foundation is grateful for caring people like you who help keep our environment, and Seaside Park, clean and safe!
HOT SHOWER TRUCK ($5) THURSDAY - 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM FRI & SAT - 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM SUNDAY - 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM Cold public showers are also available just past Mid West & West Beaches VIP HOT SHOWERS located at the Hubbell Gym, on the UB campus. VIP SHOWER HOURS: THURS 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM FRI 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM SAT 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM SUN 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ROCK ART GALLERY - at the Vibes Merch Tent THURSDAY 11AM - 2AM FRIDAY & SATURDAY 10AM - 2AM SUNDAY 10AM - 8PM RISE & SHINE YOGA - Main Concert Field taught by Kerri Gawreluk. FRIDAY - SUNDAY 9:30 AM WORLD PEACE FLAG CEREMONY - Join the parade from the Green Vibes Stage to the World Peace Flag Ceremony at the Main Stage on SUNDAY, 11:40AM SHUTTLES - Pick up and drop off is located at the Walk-In Box Office Entrance, just past The Arches.
Anyone may use the Hubbell Gym showers after 2PM for $5. CAMPING HQ Located at the P.T. Barnum Monument. OPEN 24 Hours a day. LOST & FOUND Located at Camping HQ or Vibes Merch Tent. ICE - Available at 3 store locations: Midwest Beach Store, Barnum Store, and Green Vibes Store. Also, the Depot building in the Food Court. See store hours times. MOBILE ICE SERVICE - Each morning and afternoon we send out a golf cart and a pick-up truck filled with bags of ice. These circulate throughout the campgrounds, East and West, so you can conveniently purchase ice right at your campsite for $4.00 per bag. ARTISAN VILLAGE - There will be fun workshops and ongoing demonstrations by some very creative folks! Check it out near the Food Court.
MASS TRANSIT SHUTTLES Port Jefferson Ferry & Metro North Station THURSDAY - SATURDAY - 9 AM - 11:30 PM SUNDAY - 9 AM - 10 PM The last Ferry leaves nightly at 10 PM The last Train leaves at 11:48 PM DAY PARKING SHUTTLES THURSDAY - SATURDAY - 9 AM - 6 AM SUNDAY - 9 AM - 10 PM HOTEL SHUTTLES $20 for the weekend for unlimited rides Shuttles will run 24 hours a day from 9:00 AM THURSDAY - 10 PM SUNDAY Shuttles leave hourly from participating hotels: • Holiday Inn Bridgeport • Hampton Inn Milford • Stratford Hotel & Conference Center • Red Roof Inn Milford Estimated time between Shuttles is 20 mins
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