- I recevied this today from Dr Rob.
NP- Toy Matinee, Toy Matinee
From: "Dr. Robert L. La Duca" <rlladuca@...>
Subject: NEARFest update
Announcing the inaugural North East Art Rock Festival (NEARFest)
June 26 & 27, 1999, Moravian Arts Pavillion, Bethlehem PA
organizers: Dr. Robert LaDuca (rlladuca@...)
Chad Hutchinson (qghost@...)
Due to the increasing size of the progressive/art rock fan base in the
Northeastern USA, we have decided to begin a progressive rock festival
tradition in this part of the nation. Bethlehem is centrally located,
within relatively easy driving distance of New England (4-5 hours), New
York metro area (1.5-2 hours), Philadelphia (45 mins), Baltimore (2.5
hours), Washington (3.5 hours) etc. Even the aberrantly large
concentration of Quebecois prog fans would be able to drive down (~9
The Moravian Arts Pavilion is a large tree-surrounded field on the
Colonial-architectured campus of Moravian College in historic downtown
Bethlehem, close to the Lehigh River. There is a permanent concrete
bandshell at one end, with sound baffles and ample power supply, as well
as private backstage room for bands and crew. Many restaurants,
pizzerias, delis, and bars are within easy walking distance (5-10
minutes), in downtown Bethlehem, though we will have food and beverages on
site. There is ample free public parking nearby.
We are presently in the process of obtaining sponsorships from both
corporate and private investors, as well as filing for not-for-profit
status as a cultural organization. A local bank, record label, and several
private investors have already committed seed money for the festival.
We hope to begin announcing the headlining and support bands soon.
If you would like to be removed from this list, please drop a note to that
Hope you see you all next June at the first NEARFest!
co-chair, NEARFest '99
Dr. Robert L. La Duca
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
tel: 717-208-5900 x5733