Night of the Prog, also known as NOTP, is a progressive rock and metal festival that takes place annually at the Loreley open-air theater in Germany.
It was first held in 2006, at that time it was only one day. The following year the festival became a two-day festival, but in 2008 on three days, then again on two days. Since its tenth anniversary in 2015, the NOTP is a three-day festival.  The focus of the festival is Progressive Rock and Progressive Metal with their various sub-genres as well as styles with points of contact to the prog. There are both bands from the wedding of the classic prog in the 1970s and from the neo-prog scene of the 1980s, as well more up-to-date bands. These include not only established greats such as Asia, Jethro Tull, Marillion, Dream Theater or Opeth, but also newcomers. The NOTP festival is currently one of the largest progressive and progressive metal events in the world
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 @ 12:00pm (noon) US Eastern time
Due to popular demand single-day passes will be available two full months earlier than planned!
Starting Tuesday, July 2, 2019, you will be able to purchase a ProgStock 2019 Regular 3-Day Pass at the ProgStock Box Office by selecting any available seat within the areas set-aside for three-day pass holders. This three-day pass to the festival also provides you with these additional perks:
Access to all artist meet-and-greet sessions on each day
Access to all late-night events on each day (as capacity allows)
The price of a ProgStock 2019 Regular 3-Day Pass is $195 USD. These passes will only be available at this special low price until Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
Also starting Tuesday, July 2, 2019, you will be able to purchase a ProgStock 2019 Single-Day Pass for any day of the festival at the ProgStock Box Office by selecting any available seat within the areas set-aside for single-day pass holders. This single-day pass to the festival provides you with access to the artist meet-and-greet sessions on that day only, and access to the late-night events that occur after the mainstage performances on that day only(with priority given to three-day pass-holders when capacity is limited).
The prices of ProgStock 2019 Single-Day Passes are as follows: $75 USD for Friday, $105 USD for Saturday, and $115 USD for Sunday.
Now for the moment many of you have been waiting for… Here is the daily schedule for ProgStock 2019!
Friday, October 11th 2019 3.2 featuring Robert Berry Salem Hill Phideaux Special set by Rachel Flowers and Chris Clark of Brand X Late-night: Progressive Coffeehouse at The Waiting Room Restaurant featuring Melanie Mau and Martin Schnella
Saturday, October12th, 2019 Brand X IO Earth Discipline Rocket Scientists Jane Getter Premonition Special set by Rachel Flowers and Robert Berry Late-night: Randy McStine and Last Call Live on the Mainstage at UCPAC
Sunday, October13th, 2019 SAGA Nektar Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius The Cyberiam Special set by Rachel Flowers and Michael Sadler of SAGA Late-Night: Kinetic Element at The Waiting Room Restaurant
Dear Friends! In the summer of 2020, there will be a World Festival “Folkloriada” going on. It’s like a musical “Olympiads”, which also takes place every 4 years. This is the world’s largest international festival, where each country shows the beauty of its national culture.
It will be an incredible ethnic show with performers from different parts of the world. Deep Forest is also ready to take part in this festival.
Last folklore festivals had already been held in the Netherlands, Japan, Hungary, South Korea, and Mexico and will be held for the first time in Russia, the Republic of Bashkiria. It’s a hinterland in the heart of Russia, located in a unique place close to Ural Mountains, right in the middle of Europe and Asia. It has a boundless sea of forests, beautiful mountain and steppe landscapes.
The capital of the Bashkiria is Ufa, the city with more than a 1 mln inhabitants. All of them are people of more than a 100 nationalities and religions, bearers of various ancient cultures, a small Babylon! So, it is logical that the Folklore Festival will be held in such a place. I was there a year ago at the international festival “Heart of Eurasia”, and these places inspired me to create the track “Brassy Sunrise”, where the voice of the young Bashkir singer Zilya Bakhtiyeva sounds so naturally.
I invite you to come there as a tourist or a participant of the festival! Where else can you see the whole colorful world at once? In the attached video you will find the coordinates of this place and a short info about Bashkiria.
In related news
Deep Forest’s has announced the upcoming album called “Symphonic”. It’s slated for a 2019 release however no official release date has been set.
Starting Tuesday, June 11, 2019, you will be able to purchase a ProgStock 2019 Regular 3-Day Pass at the ProgStock Box Office, and select any available seat remaining in our theater within any section. This three-day pass to the festival also provides you with these additional perks:
Access to all artist meet-and-greet sessions on each day Access to all late-night events on each day (as capacity allows)
The price of a ProgStock 2019 Regular 3-Day Pass is $195 USD. These passes will be available until Tuesday, September 10, 2019, when single-day passes will be sold.
ProgStock will be held on Columbus Day Weekend (October 11-13, 2019) at the beautiful Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) in Rahway, New Jersey. The ProgStock Team has taken the time to “take stock” (pardon the pun) and reflect on your feedback, and we are excited to say that we plan on bringing you the best ProgStock ever in 2019!
Summary of ticket options and dates (details on Tickets & Donations page) Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 12:00pm (noon) US Eastern time 5-Year Patron Pass: $2,500 USD Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 12:00pm (noon) US Eastern time Prog-Ducer 3-Day Pass: $345 USD (Orchestra, Loge, and front row of Mezzanine) Regular 3-Day Pass: $195 USD (Mezzanine section except front row) Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 12:00pm (noon) US Eastern time Regular 3-Day Pass: $195 USD for all remaining available seats Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 12:00pm (noon) US Eastern time Single-Day Passes: pricing to be announced on June 11, 2019
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I am more than happy to strongly recommend this great festival of adventurous progressive music – SEAPROG. The Festival’s 6th edition will be held in the great city of Seattle on June 7-9, 2019. If You are local in the state of Washington, or in neighboring Oregon or British Columbia, You should consider coming, and if You are more adventurous and live anywhere in the USA, Canada, or elsewhere in the world, please consider coming to the great city of Seattle for great food, celebrated microbreweries, world-famous coffee roasters, the great company of similarly minded old and new friends in music, and above all, for some excellent new music.
And two moonjunista artists will be taking the stage at the festival: MARBIN(from Chicago)and Stick Men’s MARKUS REUTER (from Berlin, Germany who is performing in the avant prog duo with former King Crimson member, TREY GUNN. Not to miss the 70’s Swedish prog legends TRETTIOARIGA KRIGET, the very talented JULIE SLICK of Adrian Belew Trio and her band ECHOTEST, another Chicago’s heavy weight DISTRICT 97, FARMHOUSE from Northern California, as well local Washington state bands THE SHEEN, DUST MICE, TROOT, MOON LETTERS, YESOD and IMMENSITY CRUMB.
SEAPROG is run by twomoonjunistas from Seattle, Dennis ReaandJon Davis, as well as John Reagan, Joe Fischer, Dave McLelland, and Tom Prather, all longtime enthusiasts and ambassadors of the local progressive music cause. My old friend Dennis Rea has appeared on 6 albums on MoonJune Records: 3 albums with his band Moraine – Manifest Density, Metamorphic Rock, and Groundswell; the self-titled album from collective improv combo Iron Kim Style; and Dennis‘ solo album Views From Chicheng Precipice. He also guested on Seattle-based Zhongyu‘s self-titled album, and MJR is planning two other releases featuring Dennis: Moraine‘s next album, as well as Dennis‘ sophomore solo release on MoonJune, Giant Steppes. Jon Davis‘ band Zhongyu’s self-titled album was also released on MoonJune Records.
SEAPROG provides a public showcase for adventurous progressive musicians from the Pacific Northwest and beyond that honors the seriousness of their art. As the region’s only annual festival devoted to progressive rock music, SEAPROG serves an audience of keen enthusiasts whose tastes have been largely ignored by both the mainstream and alternative music industries and media alike.
SEAPROG tilts decidedly toward the more adventurous reaches of the genre rather than long-established historical precedents – a bracing contrast to the ‘Golden Age’ nostalgia that’s overtaken the music in some quarters. This is not a value judgment; SEAPROG‘s organizers revere many of the ‘old school’ progressive bands as much as anyone, it’s just that there are already plenty of festivals devoted to that sort of thing, but very few focusing on exploratory progressive music of the here and now. SEAPROG is also unusual in its inclusivity, both musical (in terms of freely mingling influences) and social (in terms of gender and cultural representation among Seaprog performers). Operated as a nonprofit organization, Seaprog is and will remain a labor of love rather than a typical business venture.
June 7, 2019 7:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: THE SHEEN 8:00pm – Columbia City Theater Front Room: DUST MICE 9:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: TROOT 11:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: TRETTIOARIGA KRIGET
June 8, 2019 7:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: MOON LETTERS 8:00pm – Columbia City Theater Front Room: YESOD 9:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: MARKUS REUTER & TREY GUNN 11:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: MARBIN
June 9, 2019 6:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: FARMHOUSE ODYSSEY 8:00pm- Columbia City Theater Front Room: ECHOTEST 9:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: IMMENSITY CRUMB 11:00pm – Columbia City Theater Main Stage: DISTRICT 97
If You are unable to attend, your donations are more than welcome, any donation no matter how small, helps.
SEAPROG has never been a for-profit enterprise, and our fiscal sponsorship with Shunpike cements our commitment to present the best music possible without consideration of commercial appeal. SEAPROG provides a prominent showcase for musicians working in a non-mainstream musical genre that has long been underrepresented in the Pacific Northwest. The festival’s focus is on the resurgent Northwest progressive-music community, augmented by some of the more adventurous national and international artists active in the genre today. Over five annual editions, Seaprog has presented more than 75 acts (comprising roughly 290 musicians) whose diverse approaches illustrate just how far progressive rock has evolved since its origins in the 1960s.
SEAPROG is supported by a core committee of roughly a dozen organizers and volunteers and achieved a significant milestone in 2018 when the festival gaining federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit status under the aegis of Shunpike. This allows us to accept tax-exempt donations from individuals, matching grants from area employers, and grants from arts-funding organizations, and to synergize with other regional arts entities.
SEAPROG benefits a regional audience of enthusiasts at an affordable price. The festival also benefits numerous regional musicians. SEAPROG is especially proud of the fact that SEAPROG’s roster of artists has shown significant representation from gender and ethnic communities; for example, fully 70% of main-stage acts presented by SEAPROG to date have been led by or featured female performers, in a genre that’s long been heavily tilted toward men.
SEAPROG has no paid employees; 90% of our income from ticket and merchandise sales and donations goes directly to the festival, including paying for the bands and the venue, travel expenses, refreshments, and advertising and promotion. The other 10% goes to SEAPROG’s financial partner Shunpike.
In 2018, 61% of SEAPROG’s operating funds came from ticket and merchandise sales, and 39% from tax-deductible donations. No donation is too small! Use the link below to make a donation of any amount – even $5, $10 or $25 will make a big difference in keeping the festival going for years to come. SEAPROG thanks you!