30 August 2010

Marprog reminder (new lower ticket price)

An update/reminder about Marprog, coming up in about a month. Please note the new ticket prices below. So many great bands here (3RDegree, Edensong, Holding Pattern, and more!)...if you're in the area, there's no reason not to go!

Marred Productions is once again proud to present Connecticut's only progressive rock and art music festival MARPROG 010 Saturday October 2, 2010. Doors open at 12:00 and music starts 12:30. This year's event has been shifted to the newly renovated and much more pleasurable venue Nomads Adventure Quest located at 100 Bidwell Rd., South Windsor, Connecticut. Nomads is a full service family entertainment facility that features 16,000 square feet of fun as well as a full service cafe and bar. It is very easily accessed from I-91 and parking is not an issue at all. Our audience will have plenty to keep themselves occupied between sets as the day goes by. It is a beautiful facility and the staff immediately embraced the idea of presenting the show. Hampton Inns has agreed to give us group rates so decent accomodations are available at a reasonable price. Simply mention Marprog when making reservations.

This year the lineup includes the return of Holding Pattern as well as Toy Masheen. Both bands put on impressive displays last year and are very enthusiastic about their return engagements. I'm excited to see what they have been up to since we've last seen them. Newcomers consist of very local South Windsor band The Enemy Concept who I find to have an excellent edge with their clever fusion of psychedelic rock and hip hop. It's an interesting concept and feels very fresh. Opening the show will be New Jersey based band 3RDegree. I found their CD Narrow-Caster to be one of the shining stars amongst the many submissions I have received for consideration over the past year and I thought I'd like to see the live version. Another local performer we'll be featuring is Frank Varela. Frank is considered by many to be one of the finest guitarists in Connecticut. He will be joined by Bob Laramie, equally considered by many to be among the best bass players in Connecticut. With a combination like that, you can't lose. Rounding out our musical montage this year will be none other than Edensong riding the wave of their new release Echoes of Edensong into the midst of the Marprog. I must admit to having not reviewed the it as of yet but if it's anything like The Fruit Fallen I seriously doubt any of us will be disappointed.

So there you have it, a full day of the finest prog rock to be found anywhere near Connecticut at any time and you are all invited to join us. Please see the website at www.marprog.com for further details, schedule, directions and contact information. Advance tickets this year are $40. They are available directly through the website and payable by Paypal. Tickets are $45 at the door.

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