The Rites of Spring Festival, better known as RoSFest is one of North America’s longest running and most beloved art rock music festivals, featuring 166 bands from around the globe in its 16-year tenure. After the long year without live music, we couldn’t be happier to head into 2022 with a new Board of Directors, a fresh vision, and most importantly, three days of groundbreaking, mind-melting live shows to remind us why RoSFest rocks!
MUSIC. CULTURE. COMMUNITY.
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THE RITES OF SPRING FESTIVAL NEWS
Over the last seven or so months, the RoSFest Board of Directors has been faced with the arduous task of making a multitude of decisions; some relatively easy, some not so! That said, selecting the festival’s official photographer was definitely one of the easiest! Florida-based, Joel Barrios, is a familiar face to many of you, and not just our RoSFest regulars, others will have seen him in action at ProgStock, Prog-Power USA, Cruise to the Edge… But his concert photography and talents don’t stop there, as a highly recommended visit to his website will tell you. Joel doesn’t just photograph what happens on stage, he captures the energy and the essence of the live performance, and in so doing every image echoes his own passion for the live experience. His offstage photography and graphic design are equally inspired as can be seen from his many projects (Joel has worked with the likes of Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Flying Colors, Spock's Beard and many more besides). His warm and...
The Platinum Membership gives you admittance to three days of the RoSFest music festival with exclusive access to the best seats in the theater, (membership seating will not be available via our online ticketing channels). Special RoSFest VIP lanyard & pass granting early admittance to the theater with access to select meet and greets and pre-show sound checks (some limitations apply). Exclusive RoSFest T-shirt plus your name will be added to a designated thank you page here on the website. Once you have purchased your Platinum Membership, we will be calling you to thank you for becoming a Platinum Membership and to assign seating with you. Thank you for your support. Limited Platinum Membership select premium seats are available at $550.00 each for the three-day pass. $200.00 of every Platinum Membership ticket ($550.00) price is gifted as a donation. Note* The gift donation component of the ticket sale is tax-deductible in the USA. Music. Culture. Community. The organizers have...
Will you be in Sarasota, Florida April 15-17. We are accepting submissions from musicians who would like to be a “Minstrel in the Garden” and perform a 1-hour acoustic set in the Sarasota Opera House Beer Garden in between scheduled RoSFest sets. We’ll provide the sound and even a space to sell your merch and add a tip jar. Interested? Please send us a short bio, photograph, and a link to your music to email@example.com. In the subject space type “Minstrel” Please note, this is a volunteer position. You must already be in the Sarasota area, or willing to travel at your own expense. *The Beer Garden is open to the general public, not just festival patrons.
COUNTDOWN TO ROSFEST 2022
WHO’S GONNA BE THERE?
California-based, Pattern Seeking Animals, featuring Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan, Dave Meros, and John Boegehold, and art-pop trio, Arc Iris, are the latest additions to the festival’s 2022 Easter line-up. Both acts had originally been billed to play at the canceled...
After already announcing three bands for their 2022 line-up (King’s X, Lobate Scarp and Ten Jinn, for any of you who may have missed previous announcements), RoSFest has added another name to the bill: Robert Berry’s 3.2. This new addition seems to suggest that the...
Melodic Revolution Records (MRR) outfit, Ten Jinn, are confirmed to play RoSFest 2022. Formed in 1991 by John Paul Strauss, this neoclassical-progressive rock band has a vast array of sounds and nuances in its musical palette; expertly blended they create wide...
When RoSFest 2020 was canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic and festival founder, George Roldan, went on to announce that he would no longer be organizing the festival, many bands and musicians thought they had seen the curtain come down on their dreams of playing at...
Limited Blue Diamond select premium seats are available for $1000 for the three-day pass.
Limited Platinum select premium seats are available for $550.00 for the three-day pass.
Limited gold select member premium seats are available for $350.00 for the three-day pass.
RESEARVED SEATING TICKETS
Ticket price of $250.00 each + $2 processing fee.
All packages must be paid in full before delivery of tickets
Reserved Seating Tickets seating is on a first come first serve basis
There may be addition items with packages