Found out about something called Ohio Prog 2012, an attempt to set up an annual prog rock festival in Canton Ohio. I think this is a fantastic idea, and the line-up, which includes Arena, Nightingale, and the resurrected FM, looks stellar.
Although the show takes place next Sept., the organizers have partnered with Kickstarter to raise the funds necessary to stage the event. The way it works is thus: you make a pledge to purchase a ticket for the show, if enough pledges are received before Jan 1, the organizers get the funding they need and the show goes on. Unfortunately, if there aren't enough pledges, there will be no funding and sadly, no festival.
From what I understand, you can also pledge any amount of cash in order to help them reach their threshold. Not exactly a donation, since if the threshold is not met, you keep your money, but if you believe, as I do, that this festival represents a way to spread to word of real music in an age of pap, I would urge you to check out their homepage for more details.
The nice folks from Ohio Prog 2012 have promised to send me a press package this week, so that next week I can talk about it more during the show (excellent timing since we will be spotlighting the awesome new album by Arena). Tune in for more info.
1 year ago