Now in its 18th year, Gathering Of the Vibes has announced its 2013 lineup, set to take place July 25th-28th.

Held in six different venues over its eighteen years, Vibes 2013 marks the festival’s ninth return to Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT, making Seaside Park home to the Vibes more than any other venue.

GOTV has become the Northeast’s preeminent music festival — springing from traditions born in the Grateful Dead community.

In 1996, Ken Hays, a local businessman and Grateful Dead aficionado, got some of his friends together to throw a memorial party for Garcia on the campus of SUNY Purchase. Aptly named “Deadhead Heaven – A Gathering of the Tribe, the event provided a forum for music lovers to celebrate the life of Garcia and to reunite for a weekend of spiritual renewal. In 1997, the festival relocated to Croton Point Park, NY and was re-named “Gathering of the Vibes.

Check out the initial lineup and then scroll down to enjoy our 2013 Gathering Of The Vibes Artist Sampler.