Dave KerZner All Star Prog Band, Steps Up To Round Out RoSFest as Sunday Headliner

Dave KerZner All Star Prog Band, Steps Up To Round Out RoSFest as Sunday Headliner

Music. Culture. Community. The festival’s motto. And never could it have proved to be more appropriate than now.

When King’s X found themselves forced to cancel, after realizing that even daily physio was not going to suffice to get Ty Tybor’s fret finger back into good enough shape to prepare properly for their performance at this year’s RoSFest, the festival organizers found themselves in a bit of a fix.

But ‘community’ is a keyword for the annual Rites Of Spring Festival, and a group of musicians, captained by Dave Kerzner stepped up to ensure that the weekend’s entertainment would not be marred by a gaping hole in the line-up.

Sunday night’s headliner spot will now feature Dave KerZner and his newly formed All Star Prog Band featuring world-famous session man, Fernando Perdomo (Carmine Appice, Out to Sea, Echo in the Canyon…), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd, Steve Hackett, Blue Pearl…), Billy Sherwood (Yes, Arc of Life, Circa, Asia…), Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spock’s Beard, The Fringe, Genesis…). Dave also promises to surprise the audience with a magnificent set-list and a few surprises, and special guests.

RoSFest is set to end with a fantastic party atmosphere for musicians, fans and organizers!

Head With Wings replace Arc Iris on the 2022 line-up

Head With Wings replace Arc Iris on the 2022 line-up

When Arc Iris found themselves forced to pull out of this year’s RoSFest, the Board of Directors went immediately to work on selecting a replacement act that wouldn’t leave attendees disappointed.

Described by Progradar as “storytellers of sound”, Connecticut band, Head With Wings, skillfully combine the ambitious progressive rock of the ‘70s with the alternative rock of the ‘90s/early 2000s, creating soundscapes which capture and envelope the listener. Stunning vocals flow over clever arrangements which will have you closing your eyes as you fly away on a musical journey.

Head With Wings represents a fantastic addition to a line-up of superb acts put together by six stalwart supporters of live music who fearlessly undertook to save RoSFest from the jaws of oblivion in a world plagued by uncertainty. 
The show must go on!

Website: https://linktr.ee/HEADWITHWINGSMUSIC

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadWithWingsband/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/headwithwingsmusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HWWMusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/headwithwingsmusic

RoSFest 2022 Reserved Seating Tickets now on Sale!

RoSFest 2022 Reserved Seating Tickets now on Sale!

We are thrilled to announce that the reserved three-day tickets are now available for RoSFest 2022, April 15-17. Tickets cost $250 and offer exceptional value for this mind-blowing festival.

How to order Reserved Seating tickets?

Step 1. https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/rosfest/6590
Step 2. Select your seat(s).
Step 3. Select your payment option.

That’s it, you’re done!

Performers & Schedule
Friday, April 15th
09:00 PM – 10:30 PM – Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew REMAIN IN LIGHT

Saturday, April 16th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Lobate Scarp
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM – Ten Jinn
05:00 PM – 06:30 PM – Robert Berry’s 3.2
08:30 PM – 10:00 PM – Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy

Sunday, April 17th
11: 00 AM –12:00 PM – Head With Wings
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM – The Tea Club
05:00 PM – 06:30 PM – Pattern-Seeking Animals
08:30 PM – 10:00 PM –  Dave KerZner All Star Prog Band

Thank you for supporting RoSFest.

Music. Culture. Community.

Video and Photography Policy: Video and sound recording not permitted. Individual bands may also limit still photography, which will be announced prior to performance.
Refund Policy: All sales are final. We are unable to offer refunds or exchanges.

Mor info can be found at https://rosfest.org/tickets.


The health and safety of attendees is a priority for RoSFest. For the safety of our patrons, staff, and artists participating in RoSFest 2022, this event may require additional screening for entry. Regardless of our own beliefs on appropriate mitigation, we are legally obligated to follow the rules of the venue, the Sarasota Opera House. Current policy can be found at https://www.sarasotaopera.org/health-and-safety. We note that the situation with COVID-19 is very fluid and requirements can change at any time. Therefore, please check the venue’s website for updated policies related to COVID-19.
Attendees to RoSFest voluntarily assume all risks and danger incidental to the event whether occurring prior to, during, or after same, including, but not limited to, contracting, and/or spreading the COVID-19 virus, and agree that the organization, venue, presenter, agents, participants, or players are not responsible or liable for any injuries, sickness, or death resulting from such causes. Attendees also acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to individual and public health. COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease transmitted through human contact and respiratory droplets and it is possible that attendees may contract COVID-19 while at the event.

The Gold Membership Tickets Now On Sale!

The Gold Membership Tickets Now On Sale!

The Gold 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). + 1) 11” x 17” RoSFest poster, perfect for autographs and
your name on the “Thank You” page of the RoSFest website.

Gold Membership tickets are $350.00 for a three-day pass.
$100.00 of every Gold Membership ticket price 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 announced the following acts to perform at the
Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy, Kings X, Robert Berry’s
3.2, Ten Jinn, Pattern-Seeking Animals, Lobate Scarp, Arc Iris, and The
Tea Club.

More announcements to follow.
Festival Dates: April 15th, 16th, & 17th, 2022
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Address: 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

RoSFest appoints the festival’s official photographer

RoSFest appoints the festival’s official photographer

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 generous nature, his professional attitude, and the way he interacts with his fellow human beings make him one of the finest people anyone could wish to know, and we are proud to have him as a member of our team.

Joel’s portrait was captured in a single shot by his daughter, Gabriela. No Photoshop wizardry, just Joel’s meticulous attention to detail in staging the sitting.

Joel Barrios Online
Website: norrsken.photography
Instagram: instagram.com/norrskenphotography