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Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh Leads Gathering Of The Vibes Lineup

Grateful Dead co-founder Phil Lesh will be one of the lead performers at Bridgeport's Gathering of the Vibes festival this July.
Grateful Dead co-founder Phil Lesh will be one of the lead performers at Bridgeport's Gathering of the Vibes festival this July. Photo Credit: Tony via Flickr

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Phil Lesh and Friends will headline the 2013 Gathering of the Vibes Festival in Bridgeport this July, the festival announced Tuesday.

The annual music festival released its 2013 lineup Tuesday. Lesh, the founding bass player for the Grateful Dead, will headline two of the festival’s four nights with members of his rotating touring group. Joining him in Bridgeport will be jazz guitarist and former Wilton resident John Scofield, keyboardist John Medeski, and his Furthur bandmates Joe Russo and John Kadlecik.

Other headliners include The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and The Roots. The Grateful Dead’s “official clown,” Wavy Gravy, will be the festival’s master of ceremonies. You can see the full lineup so far here , with more to be announced in the future. The 2013 Gathering of the Vibes is scheduled for July 25-28 in Bridgeport’s Seaside Park.  This summer will mark the 18th Gathering of the Vibes, and the ninth time the festival has been held in Seaside Park. Full festival passes are available now via the concert’s website.

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