Bridgeport's favorite yearly celebration of improvisational rock announced its 2015 lineup this morning, which includes Wilco, the String Cheese Incident, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals and Gregg Allman.
The festival takes place (as always) at Seaside Park in Bridgeport between July 30-Aug. 2. A three-day camping pass will run you between $225 (no-frills) and $495 (VIP).
Other confirmed acts include Weezer, Billy and the Kids (Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead), Dark Star Orchestra (w/Melvin Seals), Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, the Word (Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Luther and Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew), the Gaslight Anthem, Greensky Bluegrass, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Deep Banana Blackout, Kung Fu, Twiddle, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Strangefolk, Turkuaz, the Nth Power, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Moon Hooch, the Primate Fiasco, David Gans and more.
It being the 20th anniversary of the Vibes, and also the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead, expect some extra-fun celebratory behavior.
Visit gatheringofthevibes.com for more information.
Other Upcoming Concerts
Santana ($39.50-$59.50) returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville in support of "Corazón," a new studio album, on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. Head to ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
Hip-hop artists J. Cole and Big Sean perform at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m., with special guests YG, Jeremih, Bas, Cozz and Omen. Tickets (price TBA) go on sale this Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Opening weekend at the new College Street Music Hall in New Haven includes shows by the Machine with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra ($30-$40), performing Pink Floyd's entire "Dark Side of the Moon" album, on Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m.; and an acoustic evening with singer-songwriters Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt ($55-$75) on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. Both shows go on sale this Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. at collegestreetmusichall.com or by calling 877-987-6487.
Polaris and Mates of State ($20) team up at College Street Music Hall on Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m. The Feelies ($20-$22) play a string of shows, including one at the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden on Friday, May 15 at 9 p.m. The Relationship (Brian Bell of Weezer) plays the Ballroom on Thursday, April 30 at 9 p.m., with Gringo Starr opening; tickets are $12-$15. Yung Lean and Sad Boys ($17) play a last-minute show at the Space in Hamden on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8:30 p.m. If Jesus Had Machine Guns plays a free show at BAR in New Haven on Wednesday, March 18 at 9:30 p.m., with TOYZ opening, followed by Landlady on Wednesday, April 8 at 9:30 p.m. and Low Cut Connie on Wednesday, May 6 at 9:30 p.m., with the Silks. Visit manicproductions.org for more information.
The Radio Revival Tour ($18-$23) featuring Secondhand Serenade, Ryan Cabrera, Nick Thomas, Wind In Sails and Runaway Saints comes to the Palace Theater in Stafford on Friday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. Todd Rundgren ($45-$55) follows on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. Head to the staffordpalacetheater.com for tickets and more info.
Todd Snider ($29-$39) will be at Infinity Hall in Hartford on Sunday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. Sierra Hull ($24-$39) performs at Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Howie Day ($24-$34) plays in Hartford on Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m., with Will Evans and the DuPont Brothers, followed by reggae band Mighty Mystic ($24-$34) on Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m.; and Clapton tribute act the Bell Bottom Blue Band ($24-$34) on Saturday, April 25 at 8 p.m. Samantha Fish ($20-$30) performs in Norfolk on Sunday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m., followed by country star Ty Herndon ($44-$59) on Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m. The Allman Neville Pitchell Band ($34-$49) heads to Hartford on Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m. Got to infinityhall.com for tickets and more information.
Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman ($70) performs at Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield on Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m., followed by Irish music group the Waterboys ($50) on Monday, April 27 at 8 p.m. Visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org for tickets.
Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb ($40-$45) performs at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook on Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m. Head to thekate.org for more information.
After a three-year hiatus, Black-eyed Sally's in Hartford welcomes Mambo Sons on Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m. More information at blackeyedsallys.com.