Sadly, the long-running and legendary ProgPower USA has been forced to cancel their 2020 weekend-long festival in September. Promoter Glenn Harveston took to social media to announce that ProgPower USA XXI, the annual Atlanta event is canceled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled for September 8 – 11, 2021. “We can’t social distance in the venue (Centerstage) which is sold out.” The festival has rebooked for 2021 and launched a GoFundMe campaign to try and recover the lost monies from their $14,000 lost to a one-time US Visa application. On the plus side 19 of this year’s anticipated 21 acts have reconfirmed for next year. Theyhavealreadyreceived 25K of the 14k goal.
“As you know, I am a one-man operation, says Harveston. “I hate to pass the hat and be a beggar, but this is not my primary job. I do this for the love of things. If I have to take a big hit, then the fest is over with. I’d rather just pass the money back, eat it and be done with it. The goal is to recover as much of that as possible. The money will not go anywhere but back into those visas.”