ProgDay Bands

Schedule: Saturday, September 1st

Ovrfwrd photo

Ovrfwrd (US) • 10:15am

The band's stated goal describes them well: ...powerful, colorful, interesting and sonically descriptive music, engaging and pushing forward on the musical journey.

Par Lindh photo

Pär Lindh (Sweden) • 11:30am

A special solo performance paying tribute to the late Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, including music from ELP, the Pär Lindh Project, and more.

Pixie Ninja photo

Pixie Ninja (Norway) • 1:45pm

For the first time in the United States, Pixie Ninja performs its eclectic mix of heavy ambient, electronica and symphonic rock, rendered with a strong cinematic feel.

Karmic Juggernaut photo

Karmic Juggernaut (US) • 3:30pm

Progressive Freakout Fusion Rock - That's how the band describes itself, and we couldn't agree more...

Soften The Glare photo

Soften The Glare (US) • 5:45pm

An instrumental trio with elements of metal, jazz, funk, symphonic progressive and a touch of chaos, featuring former members of Pierre Moerlen's Gong and Mudvayne.

Romantic Warriors 4 cover

Romantic Warriors IV - Krautrock • 9:30pm

We are pleased to announce as part of the 2018 ProgDay Program, the screening of a 30-minute segment of the upcoming feature documentary Romantic Warriors 4 – Krautrock (Part 1) by Adele Schmidt and José Zegarra Holder. The screening is part of an IndieGoGo Fundraising Campaign that the filmmakers will launch in late August to raise finishing funds for the film. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

When: Saturday, September 1, 9:30pm.
Where: Hotel Comfort Inn University Durham,
3508 Mt. Moriah Rd., Durham, NC 27707

Schedule: Sunday, September 2nd

King Llama photo

King Llama (US) • 10:15am

The instrumental fusion trio from California will be playing their mix of jazzcore, mathrock, and symphonic rock.

Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores photo

Alec K. Redfearn and
The Eyesores (US)
• 12:00pm

An uncategorizable stew of psychedelic folk, symphonic rock, old-time music, acid cabaret, dark circus music, and sinister dream fragments.

Geph photo

Geph (US) • 1:45pm

Incorporating elements of fusion, metal and symphonic rock, the instrumental progressive jazz metal trio will be performing their new release, Apophenia.

Fernando Perdomo & The Out To Sea Band photo

Fernando Perdomo and
The Out To Sea Band (US)
• 3:15pm

The producer, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist performs music from his latest instrumental symphonic rock solo album and more
with The Out To Sea Band.

Edensong photo

Edensong with
Special Guest Stefan Paolini (US)
• 5:30pm

Edensong returns to ProgDay performing new arrangements of old favorites as well as new music from their next album, featuring a special guest appearance by keyboardist Stefan Paolini.


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