Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival canceled for 2016 - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival canceled for 2016

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

The Gathering of the Vibes Musical Festival has been canceled for the 2016 year. 

Vibes has grown to be a four-day festival which features talent such as members from the Grateful Dead, Elvis Costello, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and more. 

In 2014, the festival marked it's tenth return to Seaside Park in Bridgeport. 

The festival has been going on for the past 20 years. 

The company put out a statement on Friday stating that the festival would not be happening during the 2016 year. The statement put out by Founder Ken Hays said in part, "As you know, we pour out hearts and souls into producing this 'rare and different' festival, but after a seemingly never-ending amount of thought and deliberation between myself and those closest to me, I've made the decision not to move forward with Gathering of the Vibes in 2016. Producing the Vibes as an independent promoter is a challenging endeavor, and honestly, after 20 amazing years, we need a time out." 

Hays did put in the press release that they are planning a "triumphant return in 2017." 

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