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Gathering of the Vibes 2015: Relative Souls

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Since he first started coming to the Gathering of the Vibes in 2007, Mike “Mac” McNamara has swelled up with pride at the sight of his fellow Connecticut musicians performing on the state’s biggest festival stage. “I’m friends with a lot of other Connecticut bands”—Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout—“who are much further along on the […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2015: Your Favorite Moment

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  It’s been 20 years since Ken Hays, a Grateful Dead fan and businessman, and local promoter Bob Kennedy, launched a festival to celebrate the music of The Grateful Dead. Today, the Gathering of The Vibes—the four-day music and arts festival at Bridgeport’s Seaside Park—is bigger and better than ever, boasting a diverse mix of […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2015: Walking On Water

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Kesha Michaels and Melissa Sbrega picked the flip-flops off their feet, sauntered down to the shore and waded into the sun-dappled waters of the Long Island Sound. They made there way further and further into the dark blue expanse, assuming that, somewhere along the way, the water would become deep enough so they could swim. But the […] [Read More]
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Scenes from day two of the 20th annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival Friday, July 31, 2015 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn.

Gathering of the Vibes 2015: Fashion Forward

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Call it Project Runway on acid. At the Vibes, concert-goers don creative, whimsical and outright bizarre fashions, creating one of the most spectacular people watching opportunities this side of Barnum & Bailey. Check out a few of the fashion forward members of the Vibe Tribe: [Read More]
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Coast Guard to celebrate 225th with New London party

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When: 1:30 p.m.,Tuesday Aug. 4 Where: City Pier, New London What & Why: 225th Birthday celebration for the U.S. Coast Guard. Free. Who & What: Navy and Coast Guard officials and personnel, local dignitaries, a 13-gun salute from the Navy, vessels in parade on the Thames River, and a special 225th birthday cake from Foxwoods […] [Read More]
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Norwalk’s Edisun releases second album, “Collision,” today

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Even as the area welcomes a slate of musical performers from around the world, a homegrown band is enjoying the release of a new album today. “Collision” is the second album by the Norwalk-based band Edisun, which has spent the last several years working on this sophomore effort and touring internationally. “It’s been great to […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2015: Funky Dawgz Brass Band and Bobby Paltauf

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When Funky Dawgz Brass Band and Bobby Paltauf made their debuts at the Gathering of the Vibes three years ago, they were very much the new kids on the block. The members of FDBB, a 10-piece big band jazz collective from the University of Connecticut, were barely out of college; Paltauf, a teen guitar prodigy from […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2015: Get Your Yoga On

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Kat Card, Sara Thompson and Nick Lenz spent the night crammed inside a tent, sleeping on the ground. Now, with the music on the Gathering of the Vibes Main Stage filtering through Seaside Park, it was time for the Vibe Tribe members to get up and dance. And, what better way to loosen and limber up than […] [Read More]
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