In 1994, Create A Vibe was started as a loose group of friends setting out to bring shows to Northwest NJ. We started out with two very successful shows at the Community Theatre in Morristown, NJ with Stanley Jordan and Gov’t Mule respectively. Soon we took our shows to the legendary Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ where a successful 8 year run started bringing some memorable shows out to the old roadhouse. During the years, we kept our home base at the Stanhope House, but soon started putting larger shows out and around Northwest, NJ. A string of shows were put at Waterloo Village, Baker Ballroom, and the Darress Theater.
In 2003, CAV made two of it’s most important moves that would change our course for years to come. The first one was producing The Festival With No Name at Waterloo Village with moe. , The New Deal, Umphrey’s McGee, & Assembly Of Dust. Soon after that festival, CAV teamed with Eli Wells as he was about to reopen Mexicali Blues (now named Mexicali Live) in Teaneck, NJ.
Over the next 5 years CAV and Mexicali Blues built a great venue with a reputation for putting on some of the finest shows in NJ. Working closely with acts such as Dark Star Orchestra, Steve Kimock, and Railroad Earth to name a few, we quickly became known for putting together unique shows in the jam scene. In 2008, Eli Wells sold Mexicali Blues to work on The First Annual Mighty High Music Festival. CAV still does much of the booking at Mexicali but the plans to expand The Mighty High and other outdoor Festivals are in the works.