Even before two lectures delivered on the cultural changes that accompanied America’s Great Depression, I had the great privilege of talking with Tom Palmieri, manager of Circuline and fountainhead behind Progstock 2017.
Though we only had about 30 minutes to talk, I found Tom quite engaging and incredibly entrepreneurial.
Progstock 2017–hopefully the first of many more to come–will be held October 13-15, this year, in Rahway, New Jersey, a part of larger New York City, just to the west of Staten Island.
The lineup is simply astounding, featuring Glass Hammer, Echolyn, The Tangent, Karmakanic, 3RDegree, Simon Godfrey, and even our own Jason Rubenstein.
The full list of acts:
- Glass Hammer
- The Tangent
- Randy McStine Presents a Kevin Gilbert Retrospective featuring Nick D’Virgilio, Don Carr and Lloyd Landesman
- Francis Dunnery
- Rachel Flowers
- Peter Jones (of Tiger Moth Tales)
- The Tea Club
- Simon Godfrey
- Rani Chatoorgoon
- Jason Rubenstein
Understandably, such a festival will require an immense amount of organizational skill as well as capital. The powers that be behind Progstock have, wisely, established a funding campaign through Pledgemusic.
Here’s the trailer for the show. Enjoy!