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Wilco, Warren Haynes Take Center Stage As Crowds Invade Bridgeport's Vibes

Warren Haynes, with Railroad Earth, on the main stage at Saturday's Gathering of the Vibes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The largest crowds of the weekend turn out Saturday to see Warren Haynes and Wilco. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The full moon behind the ferris wheel at Seaside Park. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Wilco is the featured act on the main stage Saturday night at the Gathering of the Vibes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Wilco is the featured act on the main stage Saturday night at the Gathering of the Vibes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Fans dress cool for the Vibes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The largest crowds of the weekend come out Saturday to the Gathering of the Vibes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Fans settle in for Saturday night's menu of music. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The largest crowds of the weekend come out Saturday to the Gathering of the Vibes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Wilco rocks the main stage Saturday night. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Wilco guitarist Nels Cline. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Wilco rocks the main stage Saturday night. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Massive crowds turn out to see Saturday's lineups at Bridgeport's gathering of the Vibes festival. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Warren Haynes, featuring Railroad Earth, on the main stage. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Inside the colorful VIP tent at Gathering of the Vibes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Warren Haynes, featuring Railroad Earth, on the main stage. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Warren Haynes, featuring Railroad Earth, on the main stage. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Warren Haynes, featuring Railroad Earth, on the main stage. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Warren Haynes, with Railroad Earth. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Warren Haynes, featuring Railroad Earth, on the main stage. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The largest crowds of the weekend come out Saturday to the Gathering of the Vibes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A girl on stilts roams the crowd at Seaside Park. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Brooklyn group Turkuoz rocks the Green Vibes Stage. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Billy & the Kids on the main stage. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Billy & the Kids on the main stage. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The largest crowds of the weekend come out Saturday to the Gathering of the Vibes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Festival-goers flock to the Green Vibes area of the festival. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The largest crowds of the weekend come out Saturday to the Gathering of the Vibes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The largest crowds of the weekend come out Saturday to the Gathering of the Vibes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The largest crowds of the weekend come out Saturday to the Gathering of the Vibes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The largest crowds of the weekend come out Saturday to the Gathering of the Vibes. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The full moon over Seaside Park Saturday night. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Some of the biggest crowds of the weekend showed up at Seaside Park on Saturday afternoon and evening for Bridgeport's massive, four-day music festival dubbed the Gathering of the Vibes.

Billy & the Kids ushered in the evening on the main stage, then the crowd swelled considerably for Warren Haynes, featuring Railroad Earth, followed by the evening's main attraction, Wilco.

After Wilco's set, Haynes came back for an all-star jam session, with guests George Porter Jr., Branford Marsalis, Jackie Greene, Joe Russo, and Marco Benevento & Friends.

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Moon Hooch, Trevor Hall and Turkuaz also were among the highlights on the Green Vibes Stage on Saturday.

Read more about the festival on the Daily Voice. The child-friendly scene attracted families. Nonprofits found support among the concert-goers for their many good causes. The Tedeschi Trucks Band and Greg Allman were among the musical highlights on Friday. Seaside Park was the place to be as huge crowds turned out all weekend.

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