WHEN: July 19th-22nd
WHERE: Bridgeport, Connecticut
TOP ACTS: Primus, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby with Branford Marsalis, 7 Walkers Featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart Band, Avett Brothers
Started by Deadheads after Jerry Garcia's death in 1995, the Connecticut festival's vibes are still strong. Now in its 16th year, the Gathering will feature several Grateful Dead alums perform with their own projects this summer.
WHO IT'S FOR: Deadheads who need a bigger Shakedown Street.