First – Change in the Festival Lineup
First a statement from McStine & Minnemann & Keneally & D’Virgilio…”
After much deliberation, we’ve realized that we are unable to assemble for a performance at ProgStock this year. We want to thank Ann Rinaldi, Tom Palmieri and the entire ProgStock team for the opportunity to be a part of their wonderful festival. We feel badly that we’re unable to play, but we hope that all attendees continue to look forward to an inspiring weekend of music. Be well and we will see you soon.”
– Randy McStine, Marco Minnemann, Mike Keneally, Nick D’Virgilio
And, while we are sad to not have MMKD in our lineup for ProgStock 2021, we are happy to announce the addition of MMZ…”Mile Marker Zero is thrilled to be a part of Progstock 2021!
We had so much fun performing for Virtual ProgStock 2020 and our ProgStock Virtual Series show, which we recorded for our latest album, Live & Confined. We are even more pumped to perform again for the ProgStock Festival with a live audience alongside so many great progressive acts! We are humbled to be asked to step in for those who couldn’t make it and are very excited to meet and perform for everyone in Rahway on October 2. This is going to RAWK!”- Dave Alley, Doug Alley, Mark Focarile, Jaco Lindito, and John Tuohy
Second – Change in the Festival Venue
As you may have heard, the remnants of Hurricane Ida barreled through the northeast US and did a great deal of damage with torrential rain, wind, tornados, and overwhelming floods. The City of Rahway and, more specifically, the Hamilton Stage Building, were among its many victims. The flooding has rendered our beautiful venue uninhabitable, and it will be closed for reconstruction for several months. Fortunately, the City of Rahway, Union County and UCPAC have come together and offered us the UCPAC Mainstage Theater, the regular home of ProgStock. So, we’re back in the big house!Please stay tuned for upcoming announcements about fundraising efforts we will be launching for the rebuilding efforts for the Hamilton Stage Building, as well as for the people of the City of Rahway who are struggling through the after-effects of the flooding. Many homes and businesses were damaged or lost to the flood waters and we want to help this great community that supports us and our festival every year.The night before ProgStock, on Thursday, September 30, a show by McNally Waters and Bob Malone
is also being moved into the UCPAC Mainstage Theater. We look to a song that Bob Malone wrote in 2016 for the flood victims in West Virginia for inspiration at this time.
We present “The River Gives,” by Bob Malonehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSPYG93V3DI
McNally Waters and Bob Malone will also be holding a fundraiser for the Ida flood victims. We encourage you to come to town on Thursday to join us for this show.
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