02 July 2009

NEARfest 2010 dates announced

"Where to begin? With the first of many NEARfests under our wings, one thing is apparent: It ain't easy puttin' this thing together!!! A Salud to Chad and Rob for all the wonderful years of hard work and great festivals. A gargantuan thanks to you, the audience, the music fan, the beer lover for helping bring such a fine festival to fruition once again, we do it for you, for anyone who is passionate about their music. All the bands deserve a big hug for making the first NEARfest under the new guys, a rousing success. So many performances not soon forgotten, yet it's time to look to next year, which brings me to part two of this prose; NEARfest 2010 will be held on June 18th, 19th and 20th, 2010 - same great venue, same great people. Keep an eye out for more information, there's even a band announcement imminent. Jim, Kevin and I look forward to seeing you all back with us next year. It wouldn't be the same without you.

Ray Loboda, Festival Co-Director, NEARfest '0"

1 comment:

MattGross said...

Holy Crap! My first NEARfest and what an opening night. Although the sound wasn't mixed properly for the first 3 Riverside numbers, they got it straightend out and played very well. One of my favorites. Hackett was unbelievable!!! Many Genesis favorites including "Blood on the Rooftops" How cool was that!