The Rites Of Spring Festival Since 2004

The Rites of Spring Festival, better known as RoSFest is one of North America’s longest-running and most renowned art-rock music festivals. During its 16-year tenure, RoSFest featured 166 bands from around the world. Returning after 2 long years 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.



The Band Wagon USA has a simple mission – to help you, the musician and the music fan. Our primary goal is to support musicians by getting their merch to fans. We perform this task so that musicians can spend their time doing what they do best – making and performing music.

In the current music industry environment, it is more important than ever to help independent artists. The best way to do that is actually purchase their music and other merch. This is the only way to ensure that the music we love will continue to be played by talented and dedicated musicians.

We have been involved with merchandising, band management, and tour logistics for more than a decade. We have transported musicians and merch across North America, handled pre-order campaigns, acted as a fulfillment center, been festival organizers, and sold merch at individual shows, on tours and at festivals. This website is another way to assist the musicians that we love.

As our name would suggest, we are located in the USA. But, we do not want to limit ourselves to American musicians. In fact, we want to help promote bands and artists from around the world. For North American fans, it can often be incredibly expensive to purchase from overseas due to increasingly high shipping costs. The Band Wagon USA can step in and serve as a distribution center for international acts who want to get their music in the hands of North American fans. We want fans to spend their money on music and merchandise, not shipping.



Melodic Revolution Records founder Nick Katona has been promoting music for over 40 years beginning in music retail in his teens, stagehand, live music promoter venue owner, internet DJ, and runs two, online music news publications a internet based live stream internet radio, and continues his tradition of exploring new avenues of bringing quality music to the willing music supporter.

Melodic Revolution Records evolved from a brick-and-mortar record store to an up-and-coming independent promotion driven record label and and distribution outlit that would give a voice to those that needed to be heard. We discovered Echoes Landing on an old social network and fell in love with their self-titled debut, this album is one that set it all in motion and got the ball rolling; to morph from record store to a promotion record label. Echoes Landing would evolve and become Scarlet Hollow who have so far released two full-length albums and a 4-track EP.

October 1st Melodic Revolution Records begins its 15th anniversary celebration as an independent record label developed to help release and promote veteran musicians and some of the finest up-and-coming bands in the world as while offering a personal touch.

We are a family of music fanatics and musicians that work together “bringing the listener music that is inspirational and thoughtful while cultivating memories – music that will stand the test of time”. It’s through this family atmosphere that new collaborations have evolved to create rich and dynamic new music.

“Music you didn’t know you, would love!”

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PROGROCK.COM’S ESSENTIALS’s Essentials is a boutique rock label and distributer from Chicago whose first two releases were, 71319: Val Gracious / Phideaux / Steve Unruh – Live at Monforti Manor and Discipline’s Unfolded Like Staircase – The Terry Brown Mix.’s Essentials recently announced Unitopia as the first band to sign onto the label.



“Rocketstar Records is a retail music store that sells, buys and trades vintage vinyl records, turntables, CDs, cassette tapes and stereo equipment. Rocketstar Records has been in business for over two years. Anthony is one of the leading repair specialists in the Sarasota and Southwest Florida area for repairing vintage record players and stereo equipment with over 10 years of experience. We look forward to welcoming new and old customers. We appreciate your business. Stop by and see us soon.”