Last Night of Shows on UCPAC Virtual Stage

Tuesday, April 21 is the last night of shows on the UCPAC Virtual Stage for the UnCancelled Music Festival. Join us for sets by:
Dave Bainbridge (IONA, Celestial Fire, Lifesigns, The Strawbs) doing back-to-back sets at 5PM & 6PM US Eastern
Ted Wulfers at 7PM Eastern
Kiki Ebsen at 8PM Eastern
Sky Nicholas with Dan Rothchild at 9PM Eastern
Unitopia (Mark Truey Trueack and Sean Timms) are reuniting on our stage at 10PM Eastern and coming to us live from Adelaide, Australia!

Tickets available at

UCPAC Is Hosting a Virtual Stage for UnCancelled Music Festival

Union County Performing Arts Center ( will be participating in the UnCancelled Music Festival. This is the venue in Rahway, New Jersey, that brings you the ProgStock Festival every October.

Now UCPAC is bringing music right into your home, during this crazy time of isolation, by way of the UnCancelled Music Festival. UCPAC is hosting a virtual stage for the festival and bringing you some great shows from artists performing live in their homes or home studios. Ann Rinaldi (ACR Management) from ProgStock Festival is curating the talent for the stage.

Ticket Link:

The artists and venues will receive a portion of the proceeds to help keep them going during this unprecedented crisis. And a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Recording Academy’s emergency financial assistance program, MusiCares – which provides critical funds to music people struggling with financial, medical or personal crises. Any affected music professional who has lost work during this crisis can apply to receive emergency funding. It is important to all of us during this challenging time that no musician or music venue goes bankrupt.

The first night of shows on the UCPAC virtual stage is this Saturday, April 4 starting at 5PM Eastern US time, which will be topped off at 8PM Eastern US time by Harry Waters, son of Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.

Facebook Event:

Steve Hackett of Genesis has sent a video promotion. View it on the ACR Management Facebook page:

Read more about this festival in the latest issue of the ProgStock Newsletter!

UCPAC Virtual Stage for UnCancelled Music Festival
UCPAC Virtual Stage for UnCancelled Music Festival


Please Vote for ProgStock Festival in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest!

Hey ProgStockers! We have a very important daily task for you until (and including) March 8, 2020. Please mark your calendars, or whatever you use to remind you to do something every day, to vote for ProgStock Festival (aka NicJoy Enterprises) in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, by clicking on the image below:

Click Here to Vote for ProgStock to Receive a FedEx Small Business Grant
Click Here to Vote for ProgStock to Receive a FedEx Small Business Grant

Vote! Share with others! Vote again! Share again! 😎

As it says in our profile at FedEx:

This valuable arts experience is created by a dedicated team of mostly volunteers and ticket sales only cover a portion of the costs required to bring this festival to life each year. The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest money and the free printing services would go a long way toward bridging the gap and provide us with printing services for our marketing materials. This is the only Progressive Rock Festival in the Northeast US and brings both arts and business to the Rahway community each year.

Time to Get Your 5-Year Patron Pass!

A ProgStock 5-Year Patron may select any available seat within our theater and reserve it for 5 years, starting with ProgStock 2020. Patrons receive a three-day pass to the festival and are also entitled to early access to the lobby on each day of the festival (about 30 minutes before others), first-in-line access to all artist meet-and-greet sessions, top-priority access to all late-night events, highly-valuable merchandise packages (unique to each festival, with loads of cool freebies from our festival merchandise and our artists), and an exclusive ProgStock 5-Year Patron badge.

Here’s what members of the first group of 5-Year Patrons have to say about their experiences:

I fell in love with ProgStock the first time I attended, in 2018. This year, I decided to participate in the Patron level program in order to lend some help with funding future iterations, as it’s important to me that the festival continue at the high-quality level it has been thus far. Every year, the experience gets better as I meet or re-meet friends I’ve made at festivals/CTTE over the last five years – they’re like another set of family. The music experience at ProgStock is first-rate, with a great theater and surrounding community. It’s been a great way to keep progging in-between CTTEs.” –CK

First, it was just incredible, in every way!! wow…Wow…WOW!! What a thrill to be there and see those incredible bands. I almost do not have sufficient words to describe how fantastic the entire experience was. What you do for us is beyond the pale, just amazing, and all the perks, are so awesome, and are just a small amazing part of being able to see those wonderful bands performing in person. Both last year and this year, combined, make for the best festivals I could ever have wished for!” –RH

Now, it’s your turn to join…

The price of a ProgStock 5-Year Patron Pass is $2,500 USD, and these passes are available by private arrangement only. Patron passes are available right now…so take advantage of having a head-start on everyone else and lock-in your favorite seat in our luxurious theater for 5 years! Fill out our contact form here, and we will immediately contact you to help you select your seat.

ProgStock Store Sale!

Click Here to Visit the ProgStock Store
Click Here to Visit the ProgStock Store

ProgStock Merchandise is now on-sale in the ProgStock Store!
Shop Now!

  • ProgStock 2019 Logo T-shirt was $25, now on sale for $20!
  • ProgStock 2019 Logo Glass Beer Mug was $25, now on sale for $20!
  • Get the whole ProgStock Glass Collection: the 2017 pint beer glass, the 2018 stemless wine glass and the 2019 glass beer mug, all for only $40!
  • ProgStock Embroidered Hat (Black, no year) was $30, now on sale for $20!
  • ProgStock 17oz Vacuum Bottle (Red, no year) was $25, now on sale for $20!
  • ProgStock 2018 Logo T-shirt was $25, now on sale for $15!
  • ProgStock 2017 Logo T-shirts (Blue Logo or Black Shirley) were $25, now on sale for $10!
  • All ProgStock Posters (2017, 2018, 2019) and Programs (2018, 2019) now reduced to $2.50 each!

ProgStock is Returning to UCPAC, October 9-11, 2020

ProgStock Festival, the American Northeast’s Only Progressive Rock Music Festival, will return for its fourth year in 2020, and will once again be held on Columbus Day Weekend, October 9-11, 2020, at the beautiful Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, New Jersey 07065.

ProgStock Festival was founded to give artists and fans in the genre of progressive rock a place to play and experience their favorite music in a great environment. ProgStock’s main stage will feature music that most radio hosts would find to be too long and too complex to play on-the-air. Dancing in 7/8, indeed, is left to fans who are accustomed to calculating high math in their heads. However, the festival presents a variety of rock that can be enjoyed by any music lover.

ProgStock Festival provides the artists, attendees and their families with a great place to share their talents and love for music in a family-friendly environment. Artists mingle with the fans and share experiences as well as music and art. The venue, a renovated vaudeville-era theater, provides everyone with a comfortable place to listen to the music with phenomenal sound. The City of Rahway provides everyone with a hub where they can enjoy the festival, enjoy great food and beverages, shop, relax and recover in a beautiful hotel room, and easily hop on a train from and to Newark International Airport or New York City.