[News] First three bands announced for Virtual ProgDay 2020!

Info taken from the ProgDay Official Website:

Virtual ProgDay 2020 Update 
and 501(c)(3) Status.

(August 5, 2020)

ProgDay is happy to announce that we are currently pulling together a virtual event for this year. The idea is to present streaming performances from 4 artists a day over the Saturday and Sunday of the originally scheduled ProgDay weekend (September 5 and 6). Once the lineup and scheduling are worked out, details and instructions will be posted on the ProgDay website.

Virtual ProgDay 2020 is being greatly facilitated by Tom Palmieri and Ann Rinaldi of ProgStock (http://www.progstock.com/2020/). On Saturday, August 1, ProgStock kicked off the ProgStock Presents Virtual Series, a series of weekly shows streamed online through StageIt.com. After reading of ProgDay’s cancellation, Tom and Ann reached out to ProgDay and invited us to partner with them for our virtual event. The result is that Virtual ProgDay 2020 will be presented on Labor Day weekend as part of the ProgStock Presents Virtual Series.

Please note that ProgStock is not getting anything for this. All funds that are raised will go to ProgDay and the artists that perform.

ProgDay is a two-day annual outdoor festival of progressive music featuring artists from all over the world. Some bands have come from as near as North Carolina, and others from as far as Sweden, Italy, Venezuela and Indonesia. ProgDay has been held every year since it’s birth in 1995, making it the longest running progressive rock event in the world.

The ProgDay organization is a grassroots collective of fans and volunteers who labor for the love of the music. They receive no compensation, yet every year they put in a tremendous amount of work to make ProgDay the best it can be.

Of particular importance are our day-of-event volunteers. The people that direct you to parking, take your ticket at the gate, empty the garbage, and do the scores of other things that keep ProgDay moving, are all volunteers. They’ve bought a ticket to the festival just like you, but they are donating part of their ProgDay experience to helping out.

Virtual ProgDay 2020 Bands

In our on-going effort to present the ProgDay audience with new music,we have tried to use our virtual response to the pandemic as a path to showcasing bands that we would normally not be able to engage for the physical event at Storybook Farm.

Below are the bands that are currently confirmed for Virtual ProgDay 2020. When the details of each show are determined, the schedule for the broadcasts will be posted here along with the band descriptions.

Mad Fellaz (Italy)

An cross-genre combination of Symphonic Rock, Fusion, Rock Progressivo Italiano and more, cohesively combined into music that has evolved over the years into an eclectic mix that is uniquely MAD FELLAZ.

VAK (France)

Zeuhl is alive and well! VAK defines the state of the art, delivering complex, dramatic, emotional, grooving and melodic compositions.

Vespero (Russia)

Elements of Space Rock, Psychedelia, Kosmisches Musik, Symphonic Rock and ethnic influences are morphed, mutated and blended into music that varies from one album to the next, but is always singularly Vespero.

Official Press Release from Virtual ProgDay 2020:

Due to the pandemic and the necessary cancellation of the physical ProgDay event at Storybook Farm, this year the festival has moved online to present two days of virtual streaming performances.

Virtual ProgDay 2020 is being presented over Labor Day weekend as part of the ProgStock Presents Virtual Series. This is a weekly musical showcase put together by Thomas Palmieri and Ann Rinaldi of ProgStock. The shows stream online through StageIt.com.

Please note that ProgStock is not getting anything for this. With their prior experience streaming events, they are doing it to help out. All funds raised will go to the artists and ProgDay. Thank you Tom and Ann!

Below is information about how StageIt.com works, and how to attend Virtual ProgDay 2020.

For complete info on how to participate in the virtual event visit the venue page of the ProgDay official website here: http://www.progday.net/ProgDay-Venue.html

Also below are all the links to the official ProgDay web and social pages:

Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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