Gathering of the Vibes, its 18th year, returns to the water’s edge at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. Weekend camping passes are currently priced at $225. Single day tickets and single day VIPs can also be purchased. All tickets are available online at govibes.com. Connecticut residents, Bridgeport city employees and active members of the military are eligible for ticket discounts.

“Although many Vibes veterans are local, we’re seeing our fan base expand beyond the tri-state area more and more each year. People are traveling from DC, LA, Philadelphia and even other countries,” commented Gathering of the Vibes founder, Ken Hays.

The artist line-up features two nights of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and Friends, with John Scofield and John Medeski, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Black Crowes, Grace Potter and more. Late night performances with members of LCD Soundsystem, Thievery Corporation, Papadosio, Kung Fu and the Silent Disco will keep fans going until the early morning.

In addition to live music from over 40 bands, there are food and craft vendors, and even a Kid’s Corner and Teen Scene, featuring everything from arts and crafts, to dancing with life-sized puppets and a photo booth. Kids can jam on professional equipment with Vibes musicians over at the School of Rock Stage, or check out the 85-foot ferris wheel. Vibes is for the entire family. There is also a ‘Non-profit Village’ that highlights local and national non-profit organizations from throughout the country.

For complete details on weekend camping, single day tickets, discounts for residents or active members of the military, visit govibes.com. Stay in touch with Gathering of the Vibes on Facebook, Twitter through the Vibes message boards.