Gathering of the Vibes Fest: Gov’t Mule, Bill Evans, Meters, tons more

Gov't Mule ©Anna Webber 2013

Celebrated event takes place July 25-28 at Seaside Park I Bridgeport, CT.

 By Blurt Staff

 It’s gonna be a Gov’t Mule weekend at this year’s Gathering of the Vibes festival – the group, comprising guitarist and vocalist Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis, and bassist Jorgen Carlsson will rock the Vibes Main Stage Saturday, July 27th, rounding out a line-up stacked with music legends and rising stars.

 “I love playing the Vibes,” says Haynes. “Vibes is one of the early festivals built around the jamband community. As we are half jamband and half rock and roll band, it’s important to us to stay connected with all the roots as they grow.”


Saturday’s line-up includes: Lukas Nelson and the P.O.T.R., Tribal Seeds; Steve Kimock with Bernie Worrell; funky METERS; The Roots; Grace Potter & The Nocturnals; headliner Phil Lesh & Friends. Late night DJ sets from Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation) and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem); Papadosio; and the Vibes late, late Silent Disco party on the beach will keep the energy flowing until sunrise.

Bill Evans

 Also new to the Vibes 2013 line-up is legendary saxophonist Bill Evans, performing as a featured guest with bands throughout the weekend. At 22, Bill joined Miles Davis’ group, and from there toured the world playing with John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Mick Jagger, and since 1990, his own band.

 Keep your eyes peeled for BLURT’s coverage of this year’s Vibes bash. Complete Band Line-up Schedule is available at: http://gatheringofthevibes.com/schedule.

Gathering of the Vibes is an all ages, family friendly event, offering an exclusive Family Camping area, Kids Corner, Teen Scene including interactive programming, and a School of Rock Teen Vibes Stage, featuring musical instruction and jam sessions with Main Stage artists.

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