Summer Music Festivals in the U.S.

By Jennifer M. Wood - 2013-07-02T16:42:05Z

Photograph courtesy of Gathering of the Vibes

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Gathering of the Vibes

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Dates: July 25–28

Lineup: Phil Lesh & Friends, The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Roots, Funky Meters, John Butler Trio, Galactic, Dark Star Orchestra, John Scofield, Blues Traveler, Fishbone, Wavy Gravy, DJ set by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem

Founded in the wake of Jerry Garcia’s passing, Gathering of the Vibes aims to resurrect the spiritual subculture that existed within the Deadhead community. Which is to say that it’s about as close to Woodstock as you’re going to get. Now in its eighteenth year, the festival—which will take place in Connecticut’s Seaside Park—is an all-ages affair and offers a designated family camping area where mini music lovers can partake in a full schedule of activities, from face painting to puppet shows.

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