Gathering of the Vibes 2014 Adds Final Artists: Dispatch, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Allen Stone, & More
As if the Gathering of the Vibes 2014 lineup couldn’t get any better, they’ve now added Dispatch, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Allen Stone, Banooba, and Artist at Large: Stanley Jordan. You also might have guessed that you won’t want to miss any of these sets!
The American rock roots/jam band, Dispatch, has been a household name for almost twenty years – they really need no introduction. Dispatch might be a dirty word to some, but this band knows how to rock a set. They truly defy the albatross of the genre, and it’s their inventiveness that has kept them alive and well! You can catch them Sunday at 6pm on the Main Stage.
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will play at 3:45am on Saturday night/Sunday morning for a late night rager! Looks like we might be lucky enough to catch the sunrise with this six-piece, funky soul outfit. Unwavering touring for the past 15 years has brought Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe a rousing following and a reputation for powerful live performances. Critically acclaimed in his own right, Denson (who provides vocals, flute, and sax) brings in his Tiny Universe with guitar, trumpet, drums, bass, and keyboards sure to deliver an electrifying set at Vibes.
Singer/songwriter, Allen Stone, describes himself as “a hippie with soul,” and his music reveals this intersection. Combining R&B and soul of the 1960s with lyrical concepts as well as folk music influence from the 1970s, Stone blesses us with enchanting soul music. He is truly an artist on the rise. Listen below, and feel that soul on Sunday at 4:45pm on the Green Vibes Stage to welcome in the sunset.
Compared to an array of artists, including Steely Dan and Umphrey’s McGee, Banooba successfully infuses rock with reggae, jazz, and funk to serve up sounds too irresistible to stand still to. Be sure to set up camp in the morning Thursday and get yourselves to the Green Vibes Stage for Banooba’s 12pm set. No matter what type of music you’re into, this band will keep you moving and loving every moment.
Artist at Large, Stanley Jordan, is an chameleon straddling many genres, and “…can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected” (GOTV). This jazz/jazz-fusion guitar virtuoso and pianist began his music career at age 6, and has been captivating audiences for decades. If you want to be wowed, don’t miss Jordan! While guitarists usually use two hands to play each note, Jordan is known for his advanced two-hand tapping technique, using only one finger to quickly tap down behind the appropriate fret to produce a note; the result allows him to play melody and chords simultaneously – hypnotizing! Catch the visionary Artist at Large, Stanley Jordan, all weekend long.
Nestled on the Long Island Sound, and surrounded by trees and the historic neighborhoods of Bridgeport, CT, Seaside Park was one of the US’s first major “rural” parks and provides a quiet oasis from its bustling industrial surroundings – the perfect place to host a festival as remarkable as Gathering of the Vibes. Don’t sleep! See the now complete lineup and schedule, and purchase tickets here.