Widespread Panic, John Fogerty, Umphrey’s McGee and More to Play Gathering of the Vibes
Widespread Panic, John Fogerty, moe. and Umphreyâ€™s McGee are among the acts slated to appear at the 2014 Gathering of the Vibes. The veteran summer music festival will return to Bridgeport, CTâ€™s Seaside Park from July 31-August 3. In an unexpected turn of events, the Disco Biscuits will play a special set with Grateful Dead drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. The festival announced its lineup during the Kung Fu and Deep Banana Blackout show at Port Chester, NYâ€™s Capitol Theatre last night.
This yearâ€™s festivities will boast both Widespread Panic and John Fogertyâ€™s first performances at Gathering of the Vibes. Since Fogerty performed with Panic at the inaugural Locknâ€™ Festival this past September, some collaboration seems possible. The Disco Biscuitsâ€”who announced earlier this week that their annual Camp Bisco festival will take a hiatus this summerâ€”have not performed at Vibes since 2001. This is the first time since 2004 that neither Bob Weir nor Phil Lesh is on the festivalâ€™s lineup. However, in addition to Hart and Kreutzmannâ€™s set with the Disco Biscuits, Vibes will maintain its focus on Grateful Dead-related projects through performances by Dark Star Orchestra. Joe Russoâ€™s Almost Dead and Keller Williams Grateful Grass.
Other acts of note include: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, White Denim, Maceo Parker, Slightly Stoopid, Dumpstaphunk, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Leftover Salmon featuring Little Featâ€™s Bill Payne, Ryan Montbleau & Friends, Kung Fu and American Babies, among others. EOTO, Deep Banana Blackout, Dopapod and Digital Tape Machine will perform â€ślate night ranger sets.â€ť Wavy Gravy will serve as the eventâ€™s MC.
Tickets are available now on GOTVâ€™s website. Check out the full lineup below.
Gathering of the Vibes 2014 Lineup:
The Disco Biscuits Featuring Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Dark Star Orchestra
Joe Russoâ€™s Almost Dead
Keller Williams Grateful Grass
Ryan Montbleau & Friends
Donna the Buffalo
Nahko and Medicine for the People
Langhorne Slim & The Law
The Main Squeeze
Bronze Radio Return
Andy The Music Man
School of Rock All Stars
EOTO (late night)
Deep Banana Blackout (late night)
Dopapod (late night)
Digital Tape Machine (late night)