ProgDay Bands
Virtual ProgDay 2020 Performances

Once it was decided that the physical ProgDay event would not happen, the decision to try to have a virtual event was born from the desire to have ProgDay continue in some form this year and to provide our regular audience with an experience that would be fun, entertaining and worth their while. So we set out to present a series of performances that would be streamed live, as they were happening. The challenge we faced in doing this was the combination of the short time frame in which to contact bands and for them to arrange a concert, as well as the really tough job of each band not only finding a viable performance space, but also having the ability for all of the band members to gather and play at the particular time they were to perform over ProgDay weekend.

Ultimately, between the various situations created by the pandemic in various countries, the technical requirements of ensured streaming and the lack of time for producing the event, it was just not possible for many of the bands to pull off a live-in-the-moment broadcast.

The result is that Virtual ProgDay 2020 will offer truly live performances combined with pre-recorded shows done especially for ProgDay. In the case of pre-recorded shows, the concert you will see will be a performance that has been played and recorded especially for the ProgDay audience and has never been seen anywhere before. The prerecorded shows represent a huge amount of effort on the part of the participating bands to get their music in front of you. During prerecorded shows, we will speak live with band members that will be present during the broadcast.

Once again ProgDay has assembled a group of bands that we think are worthy of your attention. While we know that many of you are already familiar with some of these bands, we also know that few of you will know all of the bands. To encourage our audience to check out all of the performers over the weekend, we have set ticket prices at $6 for all shows (please note Mad Fellaz exception). We hope this economical price will allow everyone that is interested to experience all of the music. We also hope that those who are in a position to contribute more will show their appreciation to the artists by tipping additional money during the performances.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The start times shown for each performance are Eastern Daylight Time, the current time zone for the east coast of the US.


Stop Motion Orchestra band photo

Saturday 11am • Stop Motion Orchestra (US)

Seasoned musicians from Austin’s progressive and experimental music scenes mixing influences ranging from Henry Cow, Cardiacs, Haniwa-Chan and Picchio Dal Pozzo, to traditional music from Eastern Europe and South Asia.

This concert has been performed live and recorded especially for ProgDay.

To purchase a ticket for this show, use this link:
Stop Motion Orchestra ticket


Vespero band photo

Saturday 1:30pm • Vespero (Russia)

Elements of Space Rock, Psychedelia, Kosmisches Musik, Symphonic Rock and ethnic influences are morphed, mutated and blended into music that varies from one album to the next, but is always singularly Vespero.

This concert has been performed live and recorded especially for ProgDay.

To purchase a ticket for this show, use this link:
Vespero ticket


VAK band photo

Saturday 4:00pm • VAK (France)

Zeuhl is alive and well! VAK defines the state of the art, delivering complex, dramatic, emotional, grooving and melodic compositions.

This concert has been performed live and recorded especially for ProgDay.

To purchase a ticket for this show, use this link:
VAK ticket


Les Evades photo

Saturday 6:30pm • Les Évadés (Canada)

An instrumental five piece merging a rock-influenced rhythm section (guitar-bass-drums) with the lyrical and almost classical feel of a strings section (violin-cello) to create a unique combination of jazz, rock, world music and classical music.

This performance will be streamed live from Canada.

To purchase a ticket for this show, use this link:
Les Évadés ticket


Hooffoot band photo

Sunday 11am • Hooffoot (Sweden)

As the band says, “Santana loved Miles. Magma loved Coltrane. Soft Machine loved pop. Pink Floyd loved Soft Machine. Weather Report loved African grooves. The Italian progressive bands loved classical music. Return to Forever loved Brazilian stuff. Frank Zappa loved Black Sabbath. Hooffoot love them all. Forget about labels like rock, jazz, progressive and kraut…”

This concert has been performed live and recorded especially for ProgDay.

To purchase a ticket for this show, use this link:
Hooffoot ticket


Mad Fellaz band photo

Sunday 1:30pm • Mad Fellaz (Italy)

A cross-genre combination of Symphonic Rock, Fusion, RPI and more, cohesively combined into music that has evolved over the years into an eclectic mix that is uniquely MAD FELLAZ.

This performance will be streamed live from Italy.

NOTE: After originally pricing our shows, ProgDay became aware of a situation where this concert could be viewed for free. To align the cost of the ProgDay stream for our audience, we have changed the ticket price for the Mad Fellaz broadcast to pay-what-you-can. This means that you can get a ticket for as little as 1 note (10 cents). You may also pay more for the ticket if you wish to give more money to the show, but we felt the change was necessary to keep things fair and equitable for our audience.

To purchase a ticket for this show, use this link:
Mad Fellaz ticket


Ghost Rhythms band photo

Sunday 4pm • Ghost Rhythms (France)

A unique take on jazz fusion where the band explores what they call “ghost rhythm” - playing with pulsation, odd rhythms and illusory perception to create a very special musical experience.

This concert has been performed live and recorded especially for ProgDay.

To purchase a ticket for this show, use this link:
Ghost Rhythms ticket


Gnarbot band photo

Sunday 6:30pm • Gnarbot (US)

Inspired by the likes of Mahavishnu Orchestra, Soundgarden, and Flying Lotus, GNARBOT creates intricate, exploratory compositions with a unique blend of complex rhythms, heavy riffs, ethereal vocals, and textured improvisations.

This performance will be streamed live from Pennsylvania.

To purchase a ticket for this show, use this link:
Gnarbot ticket


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BANDS FOR 2020


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