16 June 2008

John Ford To Headline Day 2 of Power of Prog Festival

Friday, 27th June 2008, marks the inaugural year and date for the Progressive Rock Hall of Fame Award Ceremony and Concert. This very special event is being hosted by Melodic Revolution Records and the Power of Prog Festival.

John Ford will headline Day 2 on Sat., 28th June 2008 - 9:00-10:30PM, of the three day Power of Prog Festival - June 27-28-29, 2008, at the historic Kirkland Arts Center on the Village Green in Clinton, NY, located near the beautiful Mohawk Valley in upstate New York. The Kirkland Arts Center, a former church cathedral lends itself to some fantastic acoustics, as a performance venue. John Ford's setlist will feature songs off his forthcoming album, 'Big Hit In India' and other favourites from his extensive catalogue, including 'Part of the Union,' penned during his early days with the Strawbs band which also included Rick Wakeman - keyboard extraordinaire, who later went on to join the group, YES. John Ford will be performing with some members of his backing band. There may be a Special Guest appearance by Strawbs' keyboardist, John Hawken - awaiting final confirmation on that.

On Sunday, 29th June 2008, as of the Power of Prog Festival draws to a close, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM there will be the Inaugural 2008 Progressive Rock Hall of Fame Inductee Awards Ceremony. John Ford will be amongst the presenters, bestowing a 2008 Inductee Award to the band, KANSAS, at the 2008 PRHOF Presentation Awards Ceremony, to be followed by additional performances from other artists to end the final day of the Power of Prog Festival.

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Power of Prog Festival - Full 3 Day Schedule:

Friday 06/27/08:

04:30 - 05:30 The Watch [Progressive Classic Rock - New York]

06:00 - 07:00 SOULJOURNERS [Progressive Metal - California]

07.30 - 08.30 FLUTTR EFFECT [Experimental Progressive Rock - Massachusetts]

09:00 - 10:30 FATHOM [Progressive Folk Rock - New York]

$20 in advance $25 day of the show.

Saturday 06/28/08:

02:00 - 03:00 STORMS APPROACH [Progressive Metal - Massachusetts]

03:30 - 04:30 EGO [Instrumental Progressive Rock - Ohio]

05:30 - 06:30 ROB METZ [Instrumental Progressive Hard Rock - Ohio]

07:00 - 08.30 QUEEN AUGUST [Classic Progressive Rock - New York]

09:00 - 10:30 John Ford of the Strawbs [Classic Progressive Rock - UK]

$25 in advance $30 day of the show.

Sunday 06/29/08:

12:30 - 01.30 LAURIE LARSON [Classic Progressive Rock - Arizona]

02:00 - 03:00 TIM LOWLY ENSEMBLE [Alternative Progressive Folk - Illinois]

03:30 - 04:30 ACOUSTIC TRAUMA [Alternative Progressive Rock -New York]

05:30 - 06:30 Progressive Rock Hall of Fame - Awards Ceremony
[Honoring King Crimson, Yes, Kansas, UK, Gentle Giant Special performances by Neil Alexander and Greg Bendian of the Mahavishnu Project, also Tribe of Eden
07:00 - 08.30 Rocket Scientists with special guest Lana Lane [Progressive Rock - California]

09:00 - 10:30 CATHEDRAL [Classic Progressive Rock - New York]

$30 in advance $35 day of the show.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

12:30 - 01.30 LAURIE LARSON [Classic Progressive Rock - Arizona]"
This made me think of Laurie Anderson- When you get back from Nearfest, if you can, could you post on what Laurie Anderson has been up to, and Kate Bush and Enya? Thanks, and enjoy NearFest!