Jerry Garcia Haiku Contest: Win Gathering of the Vibes Tickets

Just post your haiku in the comments thread below to enter, and help Patch determine winners: Vote up your favorite poem by hitting "Reply" on it and saying you love it!


On Thursday, July 19, more than 20,000 music lovers will travel to Bridgeport's Seaside Park to attend. The festival was founded in 1995 by Weston resident Ken Hays to celebrate the life of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. 

Patch is pleased to announce a partnership with the Vibes, and we're giving away ticket packages to six lucky winners who yearn to put on their dancing shoes.

To enter, just (full rules in PDF attached):

  1. Write a Jerry Garcia-inspired haiku (structure outlined below)
  2. Post it in the comments thread below

To vote up the winners, just:

  1. Find your favorite haiku in the comments
  2. Hit "Reply" just below that haiku and let us know you're voting for it

Haiku-posting and voting close at midnight Wednesday.

Five winners will receive four tickets to Friday, Saturday and Sunday's festivities, while the grand prize winner will receive two camping passes to the event which includes admittance Thursday night as well. Patch will meet the winners in Fairfield on Wednesday, July 18 to hand off the tickets.

Good luck, and we hope to see you boogying on the beach! 

A haiku is an unrhymed, three-line poem with this structure:

  • Line 1: 5 syllables
  • Line 2: 7 syllables
  • Line 3: 5 syllables

Here's the concert's official site. Headliners this summer include:

  • Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby with special guest Branford Marsalis
  • Primus
  • Phil Lesh & Friends
Gi Zp July 17, 2012 at 08:38 PM
"The Facade" In the morning sun, all I see is the dark truth, my eyes and lighthearted lies.
Jaimie Barrow July 18, 2012 at 03:07 PM
jerry is a man four fingers on his right hand still a guitar god
Christian M. July 18, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Spread peace vibes to all Vibes tribe knows how to get down love for everyone
Matthew Culbertson July 18, 2012 at 09:16 PM
An electric vibe. There is lightening in the air, and Jerry is there.
Jennifer Cooley July 09, 2013 at 09:50 AM
Rolling in the dew Thoughts of grooving times with you Light our hearts always


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