July 30th – August 2nd, 2015
Gathering of the Vibes Music and Arts Festival:
Once again this year The World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) had a huge presence at the 4-day Gathering of the Vibes Music and Arts Festival. The Vibes kindly gifted The WPPS a booth space in a prime location on the main concert field right at the entrance where every attendee walks by each time they enter or leave the concert field.
The Gathering of the Vibes is one of the most highly recognized music festivals in the nation and is now in their twentieth year. Some of the internationally renowned performers at this year’s event were Wilco, Weezer, Ben Harper, The String Cheese Incident, Gregg Allman and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Once again on the main stage on Sunday morning of this 4- day extravaganza was the World Peace Flag Ceremony. The Flag Ceremony has now become a tradition at the Gathering of the Vibes. This year thousands of concert goers gathered to carry flags of all the world’s countries to send their thoughts and wishes to each of these nations and shout “May Peace Prevail on Earth.”
The World Peace Flag Ceremony was lead by Jim Dugan of The World Peace Sanctuary, headquarters of The World Peace Prayer Society. Peace Activist Wavy Gravy joined Jim on stage again, as he has done for many years now. Among many other accolades, Wavy was the Master of Ceremonies at the original Woodstock Festival.
On the Saturday of the Festival, Jim was interviewed on WPKN, the Connecticut Public Radio station, to talk about the work of of the WPPS, its history and all our current programs. This was broadcasted over the air waves to the hundreds of thousands of people in the listening range.
All of us at The World Peace Prayer Society greatly thank Ken Hays, the founder of the Vibes, for his unending support to share the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” with “the Vibe Tribe” through our great booth location, the Flag Ceremony held on the Main Stage and for adding the universal peace message “ May Peace Prevail On Earth” to every email sent throughout the year to over 100,000 people included in the “Vibe Tribe.”
In addition to all this wonderful exposure, Jim and his team planted numerous Peace Poles throughout the concert site as well as installing a Peace Pole on every stage at the Festival.
To learn more about The Gathering of the Vibes please check out:
For info on Wavy Gravy please see: