Gathering of the Vibes is July 31-Aug. 3 at waterfront park

The Gathering of the Vibes music, arts and camping festival will be July 31 to Aug. 3 at Bridgeport’s Seaside Park.

This will be the 19th year for the Vibes, which in recent years has taken place at the waterfront park along Long Island Sound.

The latest round of band additions includes a tribute to the Talking Heads by Lotus, and the New Orleans-based Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue.

Lotus, an electronic music band, will explore “the intersections between the music of Lotus and Talking Heads, rock and dance, and old and new,” according to publicity material.

John Fogerty is a headliner

Some of the already announced performers include John Fogerty (formerly of Creedence Clearwater Revival), Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, moe, Ziggy Marley, and Disco Biscuits featuring the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann.

Other new additions to the roster include Assembly of Wine (featuring members of Assembly of Dust and God Street Wine), Orgone, Crash, Barefoot Truth, David Gans, The Primate Fiasco, The Funky Dawgz Brass Band, and Cosmic Dust Bunnies (winner of the Road to the Vibes contest).

Daily schedule now available

The festival’s daily schedule is available at

Single day passes now are on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for the full weekend also are available, including VIP passes with a hospitality tent and an opportunity to mix and mingle with performers.

Master of ceremonies will be Wavy Gravy.

List of performers

Full lineup of performers to date:

Widespread Panic

John Fogerty

Lotus, performing “Talking Heads Deconstructed” tribute

Ziggy Marley

The Disco Biscuits, featuring Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann

Umphrey’s McGee


Maceo Parker

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Deep Banana Blackout

Dark Star Orchestra


Ryan Montbleau and Friends

Grateful Grass, featuring Keller Williams, Reid Genauer and Jeff Austin

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Slightly Stoopid

Kung Fu

Rodrigo y Gabriela


Digital Tape Machine

Assembly of Wine, featuring members of Assembly of Dust and God Street Wine



David Gans

Barefoot Truth

The Primate Fiasco

Funky Dawgz Brass Band




Rusted Root

The McLovins

Leftover Salmon

Donna the Buffalo

Love Canon

White Denim

American Babies

Bronze Radio Return

Nahko & Medicine for the People

The Main Squeeze

Langhorne Slim and The Law


Andy the Music Man

Band Together

Cosmic Dust Bunnies