Gathering of the Vibes announced their 2014 initial lineup at the Capitol Theatre during a show by Kung Fu and Deep Banana Blackout. I was at home and caught wind of the new as various news outlets posted the lineup. Gathering of the Vibes quickly became a must-see festival for myself and many others.
Widespread Panic and John Fogerty are the first-round headliners, and while I can’t help but to think the two will perform together like they did at Lockn’ last year, nothing is mentioned on the flier. Moe. and Umphrey’s will bring their prog-jam vibes to Seaside Park, while the Disco Biscuits w/ Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann sent the jam world in to a frenzy because, well, WTF?
And can we just talk about how well-rounded this joint is?
Leftover Salmon and Keller Williams Grateful Grass are our bluegrass offerings.
Donna the Buffalo and Rusted Root are our rootsy-rock offerings.
Slightly Stoopid and Ziggy Marley are our reggae offerings.
Joe Russo and Dark Star Orchestra will keep the songs of the Grateful Dead alive.
And Kung Fu, Dumpstaphunk and Dopapod will be sure to funk you up.
Sounds like a plan to me. We will see you in Bridgeport amigos!