Live updates from the festival

The Gathering of the Vibes opens Thursday for its 18th edition. Can’t be at the festival? Follow this live blog for updates all weekend.

Vibes Vignettes: Day 4


A homecoming for Blues Traveler at the Vibes

For John Popper, The Gathering of the Vibes is something of a homecoming. The Blues Traveler frontman lived in Stamford — not far from Bridgeport’s Seaside Park, the site of the festival — until he

Bill Evans sits in

Noted jazz saxophonist Bill Evans was the artist-in-residence at the Vibes this year, and took the stage with acts such as Phil Lesh and Friends, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Warren Haynes’ Gov’t

McLovins back for more

The McLovins were back at the Vibes for the fifth year, which is pretty amazing when you consider the band members are still just college students. The jam band is for real, as any attention they

Vibes Vignettes: Day 3

Paying tribute

After Grace Potter and the Nocturnals honored the late J.J. Cale by playing his song “Cocaine,” Gov’t Mule paid tribute at the end of his set. Warren Haynes’ band was joined by George Porter Jr. of

Stamp out corruption

Michelle Esrick, who directed and produced the Wavy Gravy documentary, “Saint Misbehavin,’ ” was on hand with Wavy to talk about another of the causes he endorses. It’s a booth that travels the

Tatted up at the Vibes

It wouldn’t be the Gathering of the Vibes without ink — lots and lots of ink. The Vibe Tribe is a veritable tapestry of tattoos, from tenderfoots (body art newbies) to meat (someone who frequents