Phil Lesh and The Black Crowes to perform at 2013 Vibes festival


The initial musical line-up for the 2013 Gathering of the Vibes music, arts and camping festival have been released. This year’s Vibes will take place July 25 to 28 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport.

Among the more than 40 performers will be Phil Lesh & Friends (Lesh is Grateful Dead bassist); The Black Crowes; the Grammy-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band with Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks; and the house band from TV’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

Other musicians

Also appearing will be:

—The Roots

—Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

—John Butler Trio (from Australia)

—Funky Meters (New Orleans funk)

—Railroad Earth (Americana new-grass rockers)

—John Scofield (jazz)

—Fishbone (punk/ska)

—Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real (Lukas is Willie Nelson’s son)

—Ryan Montbleau Band

—Deep Banana Blackout (funk)

—Cosmic Jibaros (Latin rock)

Keeping it ‘diverse and current’

“Our 2013 lineup is a result of sorting through thousands of comments and surveys responses; we hope to deliver an experience that keeps our core fans happy while remaining diverse and current,” commented Ken Hays, festival founder. “It’s a model and approach that works for us.”

Musicians will perform on multiple stages. Additional artist announcements are still to come.

Family-friendly event

Organizers said the Gathering of the Vibes is “an all-ages, family-friendly event” that offers a family-only camping area, Kids Corner, Teen Scene programming, and a School of Rock teen stage with musical instruction and jam sessions with some performing musicians.

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