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ProgStock Virtual Series: The Switched On Pro Rock Fest

Festival, the Progressive Rock music fest is the latest music even that’s going virtual. The ProgStock Virtual Series features shows from artists performing live in their homes or home studios. The series will be presented every Saturday night, 5PM – 11PM US Eastern/2 pm-8 pm US Pacific Time, starting on August 1, 2020. Each night will feature a plethora of acts and you can purchase tickets for individual acts. 

Artists on the roster for August include: 

  • Rachel Flowers
  • Julie Slick
  • Jean Pageau of Mystery
  • Frogbelly & Symphony
  • Bob Richardson (Cell15)
  • Jane Getter & Adam Holzman
  • Mile Marker Zero
  • Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella
  • Potter’s Daughter
  • Joe Deninzon
  • Harry Waters & Larry McNally (McNally Waters)
  • Mark ‘Truey’ Trueack & Sean Timms (Unitopia)

With more acts and performance schedule to be announced.

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Starts August 1, 2020

Montreux Jazz Festival Brings "The Summer of Music" to YouTube


Running since 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has been a venue for jazz legends. Now audiences can enjoy the show without traveling to Switzerland. The Montreux Jazz Festival is going virtual July 3 to July 18, streamed exclusively on YouTube ( as part of the festival’s Summer of Music, which will showcase iconic Montreux Jazz Festival performances from the past.

The Summer of Music line up features:

  • John Lee Hooker (1983) — world premiere — Friday July 3
  • Charles Bradley (2016) — world premiere — Saturday July 4
  • Dimeh, Slimka, Makala et Varnish la Piscine (2016) — Sunday July 5
  • Suzanne Vega (2004) — Monday July 6
  • Rory Gallagher (1979) — Tuesday July 7
  • Charles Mingus (1975) — Wednesday July 8
  • Carlos Santana Plays the Blues (2004) — Thursday July 9
  • Bang Bang Romeo (2019) — world premiere — Friday July 10
  • Angelique Kidjo and Friends (2016) — world premiere— Saturday July 11
  • Nina Simone (1976) — Sunday July 12
  • Deep Purple Live with Orchestra (2011) — Monday July 13
  • Etta James (1993) — Tuesday July 14
  • BB King (1993) — Wednesday July 15
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd (2019) — world premiere — Thursday July 16
  • Tom Misch (2019) — world premiere — Friday July 17
  • Marvin Gaye (1980) — Saturday July 18

The festival has been renowned in jazz circles for decades, with Quincy Jones proclaiming “You can’t describe it, words don’t do it justice. You just have to come and experience it.” and now you can experience it from the comfort of your home.

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Montreux Jazz Festival
July 3 - July 18, 2020

New York Guitar Festival Celebrates Greats Online


As for music music, The New York Guitar Festival (NYGF) provides a unique curation series online based on this year’s theme of “Reverend Gary Davis: In Search of the Harlem Street Singer.” Presented live on YouTube beginning May 4, the 12-song daily event pesents a diverse group of internationally recognized artists including Bill Frisell, Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, Fantastic Negrito, Jorma Kaukonen, Amythyst Kiah, Warren Haynes and others to explore the blind blues musician Rev. Gary Davis’s legacy. The performances debut on WNYC and on YouTube.

A Harlem street performer from the late ‘40s until his death in 1972, Davis was one of those figures in music history who never became famous, but was a legend to many superstar players. Overcoming poverty, discrimination and blindness, Davis made many recordings and festival appearances; he also taught students including David Bromberg and Bob Weir. Having been covered by The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Bob Dylan, Davis had a greater impact than anyone ever expected.

Performances include:

  • Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal - Monday, May 4th
  • Amythyst Kiah - Tuesday, May 5th
  • Fantastic Negrito  -Wednesday, May 6th
  • Bill Frisell - Thursday, May 7th
  • Dom Flemons - Friday, May 8th
  • Sonia de los Santos - Saturday, May 9th
  • Jorma Kaukonen - Sunday, May 10th
  • Kaia Kater - Monday, May 11th
  • Brandon Ross - Tuesday, May 12th
  • Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams -Wednesday, May 13th
  • Warren Haynes - Thursday, May 14th
  •  Larkin Poe - Friday, May 15th

In partnership with the New York Guitar Festival, WNYC’s “New Sounds — hosted by John Schaefer —will debut audio recordings of the full collection on May 4. Tune in nightly at 11pm - on the radio dial at 93.9FM or at or



Electric Forest Fest Cancels 2020 Installment

The outdoor music and dance festival, Electric Forest, has announced cancelled its 2020 event in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.. The music and camping festival was scheduled to celebrate its 10th anniversary June 25-28, 2020 in Rothbury, Michigan

Electric Forest has announced ticket holders will be offered the option to receive a refund or to retain their tickets, which will be honored at the 2021 Decade One celebration.

The festival began in 2008 as the Rothbury Festival, and has grown over the years, with acts including Snoop Dogg, Gryffin, Flogging Molly, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Galantis, and many more.

To see their full statement, go to:

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