OhioProg 2012 Canceled

The OhioProg 2012 three-day progressive rock festival — which was scheduled to take place September 7-9, 2012 at the Canton Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio — has been canceled.

Commented the organizers: “OhioProg 2012 turned to crowd funding platform to make tickets available for the three-day progressive rock festival in an attempt to ensure enough people would attend to cover the costs and expenses of holding such a grand event. The Kickstarter campaign ended on January 2, 2012 with only 60 tickets pledged. A total of around 400-450 tickets pledged at the various levels would have reached the funding goal.

“The festival adopted Kickstarter‘s project criteria in that, it is all-or-nothing funding. So, since the goal was not reached OhioProg 2012 has been canceled. Also, because funding on Kickstarter is all or nothing, all pledges have been automatically canceled.

“We thank the many that did pledge and committed to attending the festival. The support meant a lot. We’d also like to thank those at the Canton Palace Theatre and those in the Canton area who have been very gracious to our staff and efforts. And, of course, all of the bands who were invited to perform at OhioProg 2012, we thank you for believing in our event!

“To join the OhioProg mailing list to be notified of future related events, please visit the OhioProg web site at www.ohioprog.com.”

OhioProg 2012 was slated to include a Friday pre-show, “A Tribute To The Classics,” and a Saturday and Sunday full-day main event featuring eleven bands spanning five countries. Scheduled performers included FM, GLASS HAMMER, NIGHTINGALE, ARENA, PERSEPHONE’S DREAM, ORPHAN PROJECT, AFTER THE FALL, CRYPTIC VISION and KINETIC ELEMENT.