The Vibe for Philo is an annual commemoration event dedicated to Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott and it is staged in Dublin on 4th January each year on the anniversary of his death.

The show owes its origin to a personal request by Lynott to old friend Smiley Bolger in the aftermath of the 1981 Alternative Song Contest at McGonagles Nightclub in Dublin to “Do a Vibe for me sometime.” Following Lynott’s death Bolger set out to fulfil that promise, staging the first “Ode to a Blackman” show at the Northumberland Arms on Goodge Street, London, in 1987 featuring among others original Thin Lizzy Guitarist Eric Bell and Pogue Philip Chevron.

After this it reverted to Dublin, Lynott’s hometown, where it has been staged ever since.