Since 2017, Proglodytes has been an active supporter of ProgStock. This year, due to COVID 19, ProgStock will not be held in-person, but will instead be brought to you digitally, and in a way that puts artists first. Read the press release below, and click on links to buy tickets!
“ProgStock Festival, the American Northeast’s Only International Progressive Rock Festival, is proud to bring you the ProgStock Presents Virtual Series.
New shows added to the roster since the last newsletter:
Peter Jones of Tiger Moth Tales
Markus Reuter of Stick Men
Paul Bielatowicz of Carl Palmer Band
Dennis Atlas of Initiator and now Arch Allies
Gabriel (aka Gabriel Agudo)
André Cholomondeley of Project/Object
The pandemic has closed music venues and brought in-person live music performances to a screeching halt. We don’t know how long we will have to wait before it will be truly safe to stage a festival, but we will be back! Meanwhile, we will be bringing music right to you with some great shows from artists performing live in their homes or home studios. The series will be presented every Saturday night, 5PM – 10PM US Eastern, starting on August 1, 2020, followed by Gagliarchives Radio Philadelphia on the HOUSE of PROG. Some Saturdays will start one hour earlier at 4PM US Eastern to accommodate artists streaming live from Europe.
RSVP on Facebook to make sure you are notified about updates to the event. All confirmed shows for August have been posted, but there are a few more to be announced shortly!
Current Confirmed Shows with more TBA (all times are in US Eastern):
Saturday, August 1:
5PM: Peter Jones of Tiger Moth Tales (45 minutes)
6PM: Julie Slick – Bassfest (90 minutes)
8PM: Rachel Flowers (90 minutes)
Saturday, August 8:
4PM: Markus Reuter of Stick Men (45 minutes)
5PM: Jean Pageau of Mystery (45 minutes)
6PM: Jimmy Keegan of Pattern-Seeking Animals (45 minutes)
7PM: Paul Bielatowicz of Carl Palmer Band (45 minutes)
8PM: Dennis Atlas of Initiator and Arch Allies (90 minutes)
Saturday, August 15:
5PM: Frogbelly and Symphony (45 minutes)
6PM: Gabriel (45 minutes)
7PM: André Cholmondeley of Project/Object (45 minutes)
8PM: Bob Richardson of Cell15 (90 minutes)
Saturday, August 22:
5PM: The Holzman/Getter Collective (45 minutes)
6PM: Beledo (45 minutes)
7PM: Mile Marker Zero (45 minutes)
8PM: McNally Waters (90 minutes)
Saturday, August 29:
5PM: Melanie Mau and Martin Schnella (90 minutes)
7PM: Potter’s Daughter (45 minutes)
8PM: Stay Tuned!
Please note that the StageIt website will default to Pacific time until you have logged in. Once you are logged in, show times will be displayed in your local time.
Shows will be presented on StageIt. To participate, you must have a StageIt account. If you don’t yet have an account, here’s what to do:
- Go to stageit.com (on your laptop or desktop, the site is not mobile-friendly for accounting, but works on mobile for viewing/tipping)
- Click Sign Up (upper right corner)
- Create a username and password
- Click “Buy Notes” (10 notes = $1) – The StageIt system sells Notes in minimum intervals of $5 (50 Notes).
- After choosing how many Notes you want to purchase, choose your payment type – it’ll be credit card or PayPal (with PayPal, you do not need to have an account, you can use a credit/debit card as a guest).
- Go to the direct ticket link for ProgStock Presents to “follow” the ProgStock StageIt channel and to purchase tickets to the shows you want to watch. Feel free to contact us, if you have any issues.
- You will also be able to tip the artists before, during and after the shows with Notes. Consider loading up your account in advance, so you can have some fun with tipping while supporting your favorite artists. Many artists view tipping as applause from the audience, since they can see the colored bands appearing on their screen during the show – let them see you cheering!
Pricing: 45-minute shows will have a minimum ticket price of $2.50 (25 Notes) and 90-minutes shows will have a minimum ticket price of $5.00 (50 Notes), with prices in US Dollars. You can pay more, if you have the means, and you will also be able to tip during the show with your StageIt Notes. We encourage you to support the artists at this difficult time.
The individual performances on StageIt are separate shows. Audience members will purchase a ticket to each performance individually, not the whole night as a block. Some shows will be 45 minutes and others will be 90, so we may have as few as 3 shows or as many as 6 on each Saturday night.
StageIt is all about experiencing music in the moment, duplicating the live music experience as closely as possible. You have to be there to see it, just like you would in a venue, so shows are only available on their site during the performance window. Some of our artists may choose to capture their shows and make them available later on some other service (YouTube, Facebook) and we (ProgStock) may even capture some of the shows, with artist permission, of course, but the shows will not be available on StageIt outside the show window.
Our 5-year Patrons get free tickets to all of the shows in the ProgStock Presents Virtual Series. If you are a 5-year Patron and you wish to take advantage of this free ticket offer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the guest list for the shows. To find out more about becoming a 5-year Patron of ProgStock, click here.
Direct Ticket Link for ProgStock Presents: https://www.stageit.com/ProgStock
We want to thank Ed Unitsky Official for our beautiful artwork, Austin Kokel for providing us with awesome radio spots and Marty Dorfman and Rob Rutz of The Waiting Room with The Prog Doctor on The House of Prog, Rick Henry, Mary Pat Henry, Steve Swayne of House of Prog Radio, Phil Merkel of Captain Phil’s Planet on WUSB, Tom Gagliardi of Gagliarchives Radio Philadelphia, Mark Monforti of Progrock.com, Alan Baillargeon of NewEARS Prog Show, Alex Cruzeta of Deep Nuggets Radio, Rick Dashiell of Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio, Nick Katona and Melodic Revolution Records and Melodic Revolution Radio and the fabulous Anne Leighton for your continued support and promotion of ProgStock Festival! THANK YOU!“