Need something fun to do this coming weekend? Relive your youth and rock it out with musicians like Primus or Bruce Hornsby. Or how about some music industry icons like The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh and Bob Weir? Want to see the music greats “and all that jazz?” Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is on tap! Check out these bands and plenty of others at the 17th Annual Gathering of the Vibes. From Thursday, July 19th to the 22nd, they’ll be crankin' it up at Seaside Park.
“Gathering of the Vibes celebrates the way music allows us to share that which goes beyond words,” explained festival founder Ken Hays. “Right now there’s a convergence of jam bands, electronica, and rock and roll – bridging the generations and truly making this a festival with something for everyone.”
Continuing its tradition of embracing new, undiscovered artists, Vibes is letting its 130,000 Facebook fans select one up-and-coming band to perform in front of 20,000+ music enthusiasts. Fans are encouraged to vote by June 1st using the Road to the Vibes App and the winner will be announced in early June.
Gathering of the Vibes is an all ages, family friendly event, offering an exclusive Family Camping area, Kids Corner, Teen Scene including interactive programing and a “School of Rock Teen Vibes Stage,” featuring musical instruction and jam sessions with Main Stage artists.
Single day and Weekend VIP ticket holders enjoy added perks: expedited entry and rock-star parking with easy in/out access, shaded camping areas along with catered meals, snacks and beverages, air conditioned bathroom trailers, and hot showers. Located stage left on the concert field, the massive VIP hospitality tent and viewing platforms offer exceptional stage sightlines and the opportunity to mix and mingle with artists. Single Day, Weekend, and VIP tickets are on sale online at www.gatheringofthevibes.com.
Seaside Park is easily accessible by public transportation and just 50 miles from Manhattan. Fans traveling from NYC can take Metro North or the Port Jefferson Ferry. Shuttle bus service will transport festival attendees to and from the venue, local area hotels, the ferry, train and bus stations. Discounted hotel accommodations at Vibes preferred hotels are available here.
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