Given the way progressive music festivals have come and gone, it's hard to believe ProgDay has been going for 21 years now. This year's roster includes a number of great bands from all around the world. Deus Ex Machina, Bent Knee, Discipline, and more will be on hand, and the pre-show will get you in the mood with tributes to Pink Floyd and Genesis.
by Jon Davis, Published 2016-08-03
The newest announcement includes information about the warm-up show:
ABACAB - The Music Of Genesis
Formed in July 2015 by five well-seasoned musicians in the Charlotte NC metro area, ABACAB comprised of vocalist/multi instrumentalist Pete Lents, bassist/rhythm guitarist Cliff Stankiewicz, keyboardist Patrick Raymaker, lead guitarist/bassist Ryan Richard and drummer Jefferson Nunnery came together with a common goal...Pay loving tribute to one of the most iconic bands of the 20th century, and bring their music back to the stage where it belongs... From progressive rock pioneers of the 70's, to pop stadium rock icons of the 80's, to the multi platinum solo careers...This is the music of GENESIS.
ECLIPSE - The Pink Floyd Experience
Eclipse - The Pink Floyd Experience is a band presenting the music and visual atmosphere of PINK FLOYD spanning the band's most successful and iconic material. Based out of Charlotte, N.C., members include Ryan Richard (Guitar and Vocals), Barry Hannibal (Drums, Percussion, Electronic Percussion and Odd Electronic Sounds), Jeff Stone (Bass Guitar and Vocals), and Robert Geiger (Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Synthesizers).
The main stage is already booked with (in order of appearance) Luz de Riada, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Eye, Deus Ex Machina, In the Presence of Wolves, Ad Astra, Discipline, and Bent Knee, so this is sure to be a weekend of exceptional music.
The festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 3 - 4th, 2016 at Storybook Farm, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
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