Here's all the information you'll need for Progoween On The Ranch
DATE / ADDRESS: "Progoween On The Ranch" will take place over Halloween weekend (Friday October 29th, Saturday October 30th, and Sunday October 31st.) Our address is: The Crimson Sky Ranch, 18733 Phillips Rd, Masaryktown, FL 34604. Gates will open each day at 8am.
NOTE: We strongly suggest that all musicians who are performing on The Grid arrive on Friday or plan to be here very early on Saturday morning as the Music will begin at approximately 9:00am. Friday is our load-in day for tent campers and those with RV's to set up. All are welcome to join us as we set up the stages, do sound checks for each featured band, and get everything ready to go for the weekend. For this 1st get-together of the weekend, we will be serving up a huge barbeque dinner for whoever is here, and plan on lots of live music around the fire-pit on Friday night. Everyone is welcome!!
MUSIC SCHEDULE (all times are approximate):
Saturday October 30th: 9:00am to 9:30am - Special Introduction by Potter's Daughter Band 9:30am to 1:15pm - THE GRID LIVE (session-1) 1:30pm to 3:00pm - FEATURED BAND - KINETIC ELEMENT 3:00pm to 6:15pm - THE GRID LIVE (session-2) 6:30pm to 8:00pm - FEATURED BAND - DISTRICT 97 8:00pm to 10:30pm - THE GRID LIVE (session-3)
Sunday October 31st: 9:00am to 9:15am - Early Morning Set by The Dave Bond Band 9:30am to 12:30pm - THE GRID LIVE (session-4) 12:45pm to 1:45pm - FEATURED BAND - GONE FISSION 1:45pm to 4:15pm - THE GRID LIVE (session-5) 4:30pm to 6:00pm - FEATURED BAND - NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED 6:00pm to 8:45pm - THE GRID LIVE (session-6) 9:00pm to 10:30pm - FEATURED BAND - WALL OF ECHOES
The music will begin on Saturday & Sunday around 9:00am (weather permitting), and will continue until sometime between 9pm & 11pm. This is a one-of-a-kind event, the main genre being progressive rock (which is how this whole thing began), but many different genre's of music will be performed by dozens of musicians from from all over the USA and beyond!!
We will have two stages, fully equipped with pro sound & lighting. A team of Stage Coordinators as well as excellent Sound & Lighting Engineers, will all work together to keep the music flowing efficiently, and sounding great! Since we have TWO FULL DAYS of performances here at the ranch, we should be able to perform approximately 100 songs on The Grid (depending on the average song length). This would be at an approximate 5 to 7 song per hour pace, which should ensure that all songs will get played. This is dependent on the weather being favorable of course.
FOOD, ETC: A full country breakfast/brunch buffet will be served from 8:30am until 10:30am on Saturday & Sunday morning. We will also have three excellent food vendors on the property with a great selection of food and beverages from Noon until 9pm. We will not be serving alcoholic drinks but you're welcome to bring your own. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you. Bottled water, coffee & tea will be available at no cost all day and evening.
COST: There is one single gate fee of just $45 per person ($39 advance purchase) for the entire event (including breakfast both days). This will help us recover a percentage of the costs involved (ongoing stage construction, food, drinks, band fees, equipment rental, sound, lighting, seating, power, sanitary facilities, clean-up & septic services, and much more).
TRANSPORTATION & HOTEL: The best way to get here from Tampa Airport is to take Uber, a taxi, or another car service. If you are renting a car, we're really easy to find, just be sure you have GPS, or call us for the best directions. We're around 35 miles north of the Tampa Airport via the Suncoast Parkway. Lots of people are flying into Tampa the night before the event. It may be easier than you think to arrange a carpool with some of the other attendees. Post some messages on the "Prog On The Ranch Facebook Page" to help facilitate that.
For those of you who have inquired about camping.... you are very welcome to stay with us at the ranch at no additional charge! We have 20 acres to stake out your own campsite, and we will actively help you procure tents and RV's, sleeping bags, and equipment. Please check the Prog On The Ranch Facebook Discussion page for more info. If you're looking for more traditional accommodations, we recommend the Hampton Inn on Commercial Blvd in Spring Hill which is very reasonable and also includes breakfast.
"Prog On The Ranch" is a private event, which takes place on private property, and is by INVITATION ONLY. However, we want to see YOU here, so please contact us directly if you would like to attend :-)