Thursday, August 4, 2011

Radio Vibes 2011 Archived Audio

I didn't get much blogging done this year, but thanks to the WPKN archives we have some recorded audio from our 2011 broadcast.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday night Vibes

The end of a long, hot day at Seaside park. We have experienced all sorts of technical difficulties today, but things are rolling along smoothly now. Dark Star Orchestra will play another set, which we will broadcast on 89.5 FM. Over on the WPKN web stream, you'll hear That 1 Guy and Roots of Creation.

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Thursday Vibes

We're here, we're live. We are experiencing technical difficulties, so you may hear the music in mono for a while.

Today's schedule:
2:00 pm - Darlingside
3:30 pm - Mother Hips
5:20 pm - Infamous String Dusters
7:10 pm - Dumpstaphunk
9 pm - Dark Star Orchestra

Monday, July 11, 2011

Terrapin Foundation Food Drive

Terrapin Foundation's annual Gathering of the Vibes non-perishable food and personal hygiene product drive. Collections throughout the festival grounds at at the Day Entrance.

Drop-Off Locations
To make it easier than ever to donate this year, we are planning on having several donation stations throughout the festival grounds. The primary donation station will be the Terrapin Foundation booth located in between the main concert field entrance and Green Vibes stage entrance, near Howe Monument. This location will be open daily Thursday through Sunday. Assistance via golf cart will be available for those that have large donations.
In addition to the primary donation station, on Thursday and Friday we will be collecting items near the location that vehicles are searched prior to entering the festival. We will also be collecting items at the VIP and Day Entrance and Camping Headquarters. There will be a roaming food drive golf cart collecting donations throughout the weekend.

Donations Being Accepted

We are accepting clean, un-opened, retail or wholesale purchased non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products. If possible, we ask that donations be packed in cardboard boxes and easily accessible in your vehicle to be easily handed over to food drive volunteers.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept perishable food or personally produced and packaged foods. Also, please NO GLASS. If you have a donation glass container, you can drop it off at the collection stations near the vehicle search point or at the VIP/day entrance.
This year we will also be accepting used and new clothing. We ask that all donations are cleaned, folded, and in a box or plastic bag. Here are examples of acceptable items to donate:

Monday, June 20, 2011

Beach Clean-up on July 9th

From the Terrapin Foundation:

The Terrapin Foundation, along with Save The Sound and City of Bridgeport Park and Rec, are doing a beach clean up July 9th at Seaside Park. Plan on meeting at the Soldier and Sailor's Memorial statue.
Our Gathering of The Vibes Operations Crew will also be there to help. We're reaching out to anyone who wishes to come give a hand.
We will begin at 10:00 am and go till 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided, as well as beverages.
We have gloves for everyone, however, you may wish to bring your own. We strongly suggest boots or heavier shoes.

Thanks in advance!
Hope to see you on the 9th!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

WPKN Benefit Concert June 30th with WPKN Programmers

Hey now! Two WPKN programmers will be bringing their bands to the Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport on Thursday, June 30th for an evening of bluegrass and Americana. We have some surprise guests lined up as well.

Admission is $10 and the proceeds support WPKN's broadcast of Radio Vibes from the Gathering of the Vibes.

Wednesday night bluegrass DJ Chris Teskey will be appearing with Hoe.
Drawing on an array of diverse influences, this string band (3-part vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass) ignores barriers and boundaries to create a sound that is at once timeless and timely. It is as adept at picking a traditional fiddle tune, a Bill Monroe classic, as it is interpreting a Beatles number or one of its own original compositions.

Cinnamon Sky

Sunday morning jazz and jam band host David Golden will be appearing with Cinnamon Sky.
People tend to think of us as a country band, something that I strongly disagree with. If we have to be put into a class I'd rather it be Americana. Kinda folk, bluegrass, southern rock, cowboy, country and rockabilly all rolled in together.

I hope to see you at the Acoustic Cafe for a night of good friends and great music.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Interview with Ken Hays

Ken Hays, Executive Director of the Gathering of the Vibes festival, talks about this year's lineup, some Vibes history, and the late Michael Potashnick.

Audio from the WPKN Archives 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


We're coming out of hibernation and thinking about warm weather festies.

Look for us on Sunday, May 15th at Soupstock in Shelton, CT. We'll be broadcasting live, and we'll have a booth for WPKN-type shenanigans.