Ohio's premiere progressive rock festival, OhioProg 2012 is thrilled to announce the location for its inaugural year. OhioProg 2012, taking place September 7th through the 9th of 2012, will be held at the Canton Palace Theatre located at 605 Market Avenue North in Downtown Canton, Ohio. This 1509 seat theatre originally opened in 1926 and each seat provides a glorious view of the stage and scenery.
OhioProg is proud to begin its history in Canton, and feels it will be right at home in the heart of the Downtown Canton Arts District. There are many great amenities in the area for visitors. Over 30 restaurants, bars and coffee shops within walking distance of the venue. Attendees will find 100 shopping destinations including the Westfield Belden-Village Shopping Mall and many one-of-a-kind shops unique to Canton. There are plenty of attractions, parks and
recreational choices, including the McKinley National Monument and The Pro Football Hall of Fame. Dedicated sections can be found on the OhioProg website highlighting each of these amenities. Canton is also conveniently located within an hour of the major cities of Akron and
Fans traveling from abroad and will be happy to see several host hotels to choose from, including the McKinley Grand Hotel, OhioProg 2012's main host hotel. The hotel is located just 4 blocks
from the venue and is within walking distance to the OhioProg festivities. A generous group rate is being offered by the McKinley Grand Hotel, including garage parking and free shuttle service from the Akron-Canton airport. Thorpe's Market Avenue Grill and Thorpe's Pub are among the 30 dining options downtown and both are located inside the hotel for guests' convenience. Rooms are expected to fill up fast, and guests are encouraged to make reservations early by calling and asking for the OhioProg 2012 group rate. A list of additional area hotels can be found on the OhioProg website.
Additionally, based on Kickstarter's updated time-frame model, the "Pledge Your Ticket" program has been pushed back to begin November 4, 2011 and the funding goal date has been set to January 2, 2012. Through "Pledge Your Ticket" supporters can pledge at various tiers and secure a ticket of their choice to either the Pre-Show, Main Event or both. A number of rewards
will be given for specialized pledges, and patron tickets are available for those who wish to have first choice of seats. This is a great opportunity to help put together a festival for the fans, funded by the fans, and enjoyed by the fans of progressive rock. More information on
the "Pledge Your Ticket" program and the festival can be found on the
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We are also pleased to announce Gende's Giant will complete the inaugural
OhioProg line-up. This Illinois group, led by Mike Gende, come together
to perform the complex, intricate and classic music of Gentle Giant.
They will perform alongside Going for the One and Script for a Jester's
Tour on Friday, September 7, 2012 as part of the "A Tribute to the
There is plenty more in the works for the
festival and we will make those announcements as they come along. We
hope to add everything to the plate in time for the start of the "Pledge
Your Ticket" program on November 4, 2011.