Latest News / Updates for CalProg Site
11/20/2017 - CalProg Presents The Musical Box performing Selling England "Black Show" plus (NEW!) 25+ minute set of music from The Lamb on Monday Feb 12, 2018 at the La Mirada Theater. Tickets on sale HERE only, not at the theater box office.
01/14/2017 - The Musical Box will be showing an un-released documentary of Genesis making of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Our show will be the only showing on the west coast.
01/01/2017 - Happy new year! CalProg begins it's 15th year of promoting prog shows in the LA area!
11/18/2016 - The Neal Morse Band show of 2017 is SOLD OUT!
10/13/2016 - CalProg presents The Musical Box performing SEBTP at La Mirada. Tickets on sale now..
09/07/2016 - CalProg presents the Neal Morse Band on Saturday January 21, 2017 in Whittier. Tickets on sale now.
07/16/2016 - CalProg presents "An Evening with Terry Bozzio" on Friday October 28, 2016 in Whittier. Tickets on sale now.
03/05/2016 - Tickets for TSP are on sale NOW.
02/28/2016 - CalProg presents The Security Project (with Jerry Marotta & Trey Gunn) playing the music of Peter Gabriel May 28, 2016 in Whittier.
02/24/2016 - Photos by Randy Chaney of The Musical Box "Black Show" are posted here.
10/24/2015 - ALL tickets on sale for The Musical Box Black Show.
10/17/2015 - CalProg presents The Musical Box 2016 - The Black Show on Feb 22, 2016 at La Mirada. VIP on sale now.
09/29/2015 - Riverside GIg PICS are HERE.
09/15/2015 - Riverside SOLD OUT!
09/04/2015 - Photos from Spock's Beard & Enchant at Whittier College
07/09/2015 - Special rates for the Radisson Hotel in uptown Whittier to support "Spock's Enchanted Evening" show (Aug 28 & 29).
05/15/2015 - CalProg presents Spock's Beard with Enchant on Saturday August 29, 2015 at the Shannon PAC at Whittier College. Tickets go on sale Saturday May 30 @ 8AM. $80 & $65 available only at CalProg.com.
03/07/2015 - Neal Morse Band (Rose Center Theater Mar 3, 2015) gig PICS by Robert Smith and Randy Chaney.
12/16/2014 - Neal Morse Band VIP program on sale now.
12/06/2014 - Neal Morse tickets are on sale now!
11/28/2014 - CalProg adds new venue: The Rose Center Theater in Westminster.
11/17/2014 - Scarlet Hollow show added to Live Prog Around Town page.
11/01/2014 - Tickets to The Musical Box 2015 are on sale now.
10/12/2014 - CalProg presents The Musical Box performing Selling England and Foxtrot on March 10 & 11 2015 at our Torrance venue. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1.
10/04/2014 - Photos from the Pain of Salvation and Vangough show are up here.
08/01/2014 - Friends of CalProg Gabble Ratchet, XNA & Heliopolis appearing in Thousand Oaks on Saturday Sept. 28. Details here.
07/29/2014 - CalProg presents Flying Colors on October 2, 2014 at the Armstrong theater in Torrance. Tickets go on sale Aug. 2 HERE.
07/18/2014 - CalProg presents Pain of Salvation and Vangough on Sept. 29, 2014 at our Whittier venue. Buy tickets here.
01/07/2014 - The "Selling England" show is sold out. Thank you!
12/28/2013 - John Galgano and his lovely wife Laura are doing an unplugged show in North Hollywood on January 11, 2014.
12/19/2013 - Partner hotel added for El Segundo Shows (Transatlantic & The Musical Box).
11/23/2013 - Tickets on sale for TMB2014.
11/20/2013 - CalProg presents The Musical Box 2014 performing SEBTP (Sat Feb15) and Foxtrot (Sun Feb 16) at ESPAC.
09/30/2013 - CalProg Presents TRANSATLANTIC at El Segundo Performing Arts Center on January 31, 2014. Tickets go on sale Saturday October 5 at 8AM.
09/20/2013 - Tickets for Stick Men & The Aristocrats on sale now here.
09/07/2013 - CalProg presents Stick Men (featuring Tony Levin) and The Aristocrats on January 25, 2014 at the Whittier venue. Details are HERE.
07/23/2013 - New venue El Segundo Performing Arts Center added. Show coming January 31, 2014... band to be announced soon.
05/30/2013 - Photos from The NMTFK show (finally) posted here.
05/01/2013 - Video Promos of The Neal Morse Band and the Transatlantic Encore posted here
04/12/2013 - Special CalProg Patron rate arranged at the La Mirada Holiday Inn for the NMTFK show. You can access it from here.
04/05/2013 - Fan Reviews of the Hackett show are posted here.
04/02/2013 - Photos from the Steve Hackett show posted here.
03/25/2013 - Steve Hackett show is sold out!
03/23/2013 - Announced: CalProg presents Neal Morse & The Flower Kings on May 7, 2013 at our La Mirada venue. Tickets on sale now. Details can be found here.
02/20/2013 - PARTNER HOTEL added for the Steve Hackett show with special rates for March 31 and April 1.
02/08/2013 - The floor section for Steve Hackett is sold out. Only Balcony seats remain.
12/26/2012 - Pictures of The Musical Box December 2012 by Randall Chaney added here.
12/25/2012 - Flying Colors photos by Robert Smith added here.
11/29/2012 - Photos by Randy George from CalProg Night Nov 28, 2012 at Steamers with Francis Dunnery & Dorie Jackson plus The Nima Collective posted here.
11/20/2012 - Premium seats for Steve Hackett are sold out, but plenty of STANDARD seats available here.
11/14/2012 - CalProg presents Steve Hackett LIVE at La Mirada Theater on April 1, 2013. Details here.
11/03/2012 - Francis Dunnery (It Bites) and Dorie Jackson to appear at CalProg Night at Steamers on Wednesday November 28th, 2012. Details here.
10/11/2012 - A special rate of $70/nt has been arranged for CalProg patrons attending The Musical Box at the Radisson hotel in uptown Whittier. For details go here.
10/07/2012 - Pictures from Neal Morse "Momentum" show in Whittier by Jim Beardsley and Randall Chaney posted here.
09/29/2012 - The Musical Box returns to Whittier for 2 nights performing "The Lamb..." before they retire it forever. Details.
09/11/2012 - Flying Colors Gig pictures posted here (by Jim Beardsley).
09/07/2012 - Flying Colors Gig pictures posted here (by Randall Chaney).
08/03/2012 - NealMorse and Flying Colors Media Page.
07/21/2012 - Neal Morse releases a "real Music video" (old MTV style). See it here:
07/21/2012 - Neal Morse audio samples from the soon to be released CD Momentum.
06/05/2012 - Shaming pictures are here.
05/26/2012 - Neal Morse (with new band including Randy George and Mike Portnoy) return to Whittier for the Momentum Tour on October 6, 2012. Tickets go on sale Saturday June 9 at 8am. Details here.
05/11/2012 - Special deals for Flying Colors lodging here.
05/05/2012 - CalProg announces Flying Colors live in Torrance on September 4, 2012. Details here.
03/28/2012 - CalProg alum and good friend Eddie Jobson announces LA area show at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles on May 20, 2012. For more details visit our Prog Around Town page.
03/17/2012 - Shaming tickets on sale now here.
03/16/2012 - Special hotel block for Shaming at the Radisson in uptown Whittier here.
03/12/2012 - CalProg announces Shaming of the True Live! Details here.
03/09/2012 - Very special friends of CalProg SQUONK announce their debut concert. More here.
01/20/2012 - Holdsworth/Donati Band & MoeTar gig pictures are here.
11/04/2011 - CalProg is pleased to present The Allan Holdsworth Band with special guests MoeTar on Saturday January 14, 2012 at the Whittier venue. Tickets are on sale now.
10/19/2011 - Pictures of the Musical Box at La Mirada taken by Randy Chaney.
10/19/2011 - Complete live songs (mixed by PJ) of MoeTar and Brian Kenney Fresno from CalProg Night at Steamers.
08/05/2011 - CalProg night returns to Steamers on Thursday September 29 with MoeTar, The Source and Brian Kenny Fresno. Details here.
06/17/2011 - Pictures from from CalProg Night @ Steamers June 2011 are here.
06/03/2011 - Neal Morse Testimony 2 gig photos are up here.
05/18/2011 - CalProg is pleased to announce the return of The Musical Box performing The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway on October 18 at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale NOW. For information go here.
04/25/2011 - CalProg Nights at Steamers Jazz Club & Cafe returns on June 16 with Tom Brislin, MoeTar and Brain Salad (A Tribute to ELP). For details, audio and video samples and tickets go here.
04/16/2011 - CalProg 2010 review in Progression Magazine here.
04/12/2011 - Update on the status of "The Festival". Read the press release here.
03/19/2011 - Tickets for Testimony 2 on sale now.
03/14/2011 - A special rate has been set up for T2 patrons staying at the Radisson Hotel in uptown Whittier. Go HERE for details.
03/03/2011 - CalProg Presents T2 2011. Neal Morse returns to Whittier with the original Testimony band on May 28.
02/16/2011 - Tons of pictures from the YMC show have been added here.
02/16/2011 - CalProg alums miRthkon announce Prog by ProgWest: back to back prog shows at 2 venues in Berkeley less than a mile apart on March 11 & 12, 2011. Details can be found here.
02/08/2011 - The Yellow Matter Custard show is sold out.
01/29/2011 - Spock's Beard Downey photos by Chris Petro posted here.
10/24/2010 - CalProg 2010 Authorized Bootleg for sale here. Ships starting Oct 30, 2010.
10/09/2010 - Photos by John Warren are posted here.
10/04/2010 - Photos by Serge Shlosman are up here.
10/03/2010 - Fan Reviews from this year's festival have been posted here.
09/23/2010 - Seats for the performance of Ambrosia only are available for $40. Their set starts at around 8pm. You can arrive by 7:30. They will be available at the ticket window (cash only) or you can pre-order reserved seats HERE.
09/15/2010 - Spock's Beard show archive page is up.
09/02/2010 - SynPhonic (Greg Walker) and David Z added to vendor page.
08/27/2010 - ProgRock Records and Souljourners added to vendor page.
08/09/2010 - Posted YouTube of Ambrosia's history at the bottom of their page.
07/27/2010 - Spock's Beard X in Downey tickets On Sale Now.
07/10/2010 - CalProg 2010 tickets are On Sale Now.
07/08/2010 - Special CalProg group rate is available at Whittier Radisson. Enter promotion code CALPRG.
07/01/2010 - CalProg announces only U.S. show of the Spock's Beard X tour at the Downey venue on Sunday September 12.
06/23/2010 - CalProg announces RPWL from Germany to complete the lineup for 2010.
04/24/2010 - Special Transatlantic Recap Matinee with interviews and other surprises available as a downloadable archive here.
04/18/2010 - Posted Transatlantic Show Archive Page.
04/16/2010 - Days 2-5 of Transatlantic rehearsals here.
04/12/2010 - Eagle has Landed. Transatlantic have arrived and rehearsals are underway. Pictures here.
03/27/2010 - CalProg is pleased to announce Eddie Jobson and U-Z performing the music of UK, King Crimson and of course EJ. Show is Tuesday June 22 at the Whittier venue. Tickets go on sale April 24 @ 7AM.
03/20/2010 - CalProg 2010 is tentatively scheduled for October 2.
01/28/2010 - Hobo pictures posted here.
01/10/2010 - PapaJ's annual Top 10 Favorite CD's (for 2009) is posted here in written and audio form.
12/23/2009 - Hotel group rate available at the Embassy Suites for the Transatlantic show.
12/15/2009 - Transatlantic at the Downey Theater on April 17. Tickets available NOW!
12/12/2009 - The 6th edition of the CalProg Authorized Bootleg series (2009) is now available for purchase here.
11/01/2009 - Pictures from Chris Petro posted here.
10/31/2009 - Tickets for BOZZIO HOLDSWORTH LEVIN MASTELOTTO on sale here.
10/17/2009 - Fan reviews posted here.
10/15/2009 - Official CalProg 2009 T-Shirts available here.
09/21/2009 - CalProg 2006 CD: I have gone back to the original source audio and remixed and remastered all tracks (except Epitaph). In addition as a bonus an extra track has been added: Kino - Leave the Light On.
09/19/2009 - CalProg announces a very special show: An Evening with BOZZIO / HOLDSWORTH / LEVIN / MASTELOTTO.
09/18/2009 - Schedule for CP09 posted.
08/27/2009 - ProgRock Records and David Z added to the Vendor list for 2009.
07/07/2009 - CalProg 2009 RadioAd with voice-over by Barry Nothstine.
06/27/2009 - CalProg tickets on sale HERE.
06/26/2009 - Both the Neal Morse in Downey and CalProg 2007 CDs have been remixed and remastered and are available at the CalProg Store.
06/06/2009 - Rewiring band lineup announced plus Spock's Beard to make special appearance!
05/30/2009 - Rewiring Genesis tickets on sale HERE.
05/22/2009 - Sweden's Karmakanic and Agents of Mercy added to complete CalProg '09 lineup.
05/18/2009 - CalProg 2009 special rate available at the Whittier Radisson Hotel.
05/06/2009 - CalProg presents Rewiring Genesis - Live Tribute to The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Show is at Whittier Venue. Tickets Go On Sale Saturday May 30 8:00AM Only at CalProg.Com
12/09/2008 - CalProg 2008 Authorized Bootleg CD available for purchase. Shipping now.
12/08/2008 - CalProg 2008 pictures are up.
11/02/2008 - CalProg 2009 - Whittier venue booked for October 10, 2009
10/13/2008 - CalProg 2008 fan reviews page is up.
10/12/2008 - Neal Morse at the Downey Theater limited edition authorized bootleg CDs for sale. Very limited quantity.
10/08/2008 - Audio Sample from Neal Morse at the Downey Theater limited edition authorized bootleg.
09/11/2008 - Pictures from Neal Morse at Downey Theater posted.
08/12/2008 - CalProg 2008 announces Genesis tribute band Gabble Ratchet to appear at the Friday night Pre-Show.
08/08/2008 - CalProg 2008 posters and flyers posted here. We appreciate all the support of fans helping to spread the word!
07/30/2008 - See how many of the classic songs you can name in this: A Retrospective in Song: Neal w/Spock's Beard (6min MP3)
07/17/2008 - The history behind the CalProg Classic Prog Cover Tradition is posted along with an audio montage of covers from the first 5 years.
07/12/2008 - Neal Morse tickets on sale here.
07/04/2008 - CalProg 2008 tickets are now on sale here.
07/04/2008 - Presto Ballet has released their second CD entitled “The Lost Art of Time Travel”. You can buy it here.
06/28/2008 - Liquid Tension Experiment live at the Downey Theater - Gig Photos
06/21/2008 - 2008 schedule posted here.
06/16/2008 - Neal Morse returns to Southern California with a full prog band. September 6 at the Downey Theater. Details here.
06/16/2008 - 2008 arrangements made for lodging with the Whittier Radisson hotel.
05/24/2008 - CalProg 2008 Radio Promo with Barry Nothstine
04/21/2008 - New website PapaJarchives set up to house webcasts and other assorted audio clips.
04/08/2008 - Presto Ballet Confirmed for CalProg 2008.
03/12/2008 - CalProg presents Liquid Tension Experiment at the Downey Theater on Friday June 27. Tickets go on sale Saturday March 15 at 8am.
03/03/2008 - IZZ Confirmed for CalProg 2008.
03/02/2008 - Sylvan Confirmed for CalProg 2008.
02/26/2008 - Echolyn Confirmed to Appear at 5th Annual CalProg Festival.
12/20/2007 - Lost photos from The Musical Box Whittier show have been found and posted.
12/15/2007 - New shows posted on the Live Prog Around Town page.
12/13/2007 - CalProg Commemorative Calendar for 2008 on sale HERE
12/11/2007 - The date for the 5th annual CalProg festival has been tentatively set with the Whittier venue for October 11, 2008. Booking will begin in early 2008.
11/29/2007 - The Lawnmower and Garden Supply Show is back featuring the music of Kevin Gilbert and friends. Live Webcast Thursday nights at 8pm PST and Friday mornings at 7am PST at Delicious Agony. Archived versions here.
10/24/2007 - A very interesting article from Scientific American.com about how music affects the brain.
09/01/2007 - The Evolution of Prog - 12 part web radio show that traces the history of progressive rock chronologically. Starts September 6 2007.
07/09/2007 - CALPROG 2007 - The Authorized Bootleg (Pre-Sale)
06/27/2007 - Spiraling Limited Edition CD now available in CalProg Store.
06/05/2007 - New Live dates around town posted here.
05/24/2007 - CalProg 2007 OFFICIAL photos by Chris Petro here.
05/24/2007 - LA local newspaper article on CalProg / Jordan Rudess here.
05/21/2007 - Pictures by Robert Smith posted here.
05/21/2007 - Fan reviews of CalProg 2007 posted here.
05/20/2007 - First CalProg 2007 photos (by John Warren) posted here.
03/19/2007 - Planned CalProg schedule posted here.
03/08/2007 - Complete song from Rudess/Morgenstein Official Live Bootleg posted here.
02/24/2007 - Tickets on sale now. Click here.
02/14/2007 - CalProg 2007 Press Release issued. Read it here.
01/19/2007 - Hotel rates have been negotiated with the Whittier Radisson hotel. Details here.
01/18/2007 - New Jersey based Spiraling confirmed for CalProg 2007. Details here.
01/05/2007 - CalProg presents an evening with Tom Brislin on January 17. Details here.
01/05/2007 - New York based Rudess/Morgenstein confirmed for CalProg 2007. Details here.
01/04/2007 - Northern California based Puppet Show confirmed for CalProg 2007. Details here.
12/22/2006 - New York based Frogg Cafe confirmed for CalProg 2007. Details here.
11/04/2006 - The very first CalProg sponsored event: Neal Morse's Testimony tour. Pictures here.
10/19/2006 - Flower Kings photos posted here.
10/03/2006 - CalProg 2006 Authorized Bootleg now available. Listen to samples and order here.
08/30/2006 - Flower Kings Premium seats sold out. Tickets at the door only.
08/12/2006 - Tickets on sale for the Flower Kings.
08/11/2006 - Date booked for CalProg 2007: May 19.
07/28/2006 - CalProg 2006 pictures by Brian and Stacy Pate added.
07/11/2006 - CalProg 2006 Fan Reviews posted.
07/10/2006 - CalProg Store added to website. New items include Spiraling Live at Steamers and Erik Norlander DVD Live in St. Petersburg. DVD also contains Erik's cover of "Crimson King" from CalProg 2004.
07/03/2006 - We
are pleased to announce that Tom Brislin and Spiraling have generously
given permission for CalProg to issue a Limited
Edition CD of their performance this past January at Steamers Jazz
07/01/2006 - Schedule Change: Helmet of Gnats first, Rocket Scientists Second.
06/20/2006 - CalProg Presents: An Evening With the Flower Kings on Monday October 16, 2006.
06/20/2006 - CalProg 2006 Line-Up Changed - Press Release. Presto Ballet out, Rocket Scientists in.
05/25/2006 - Amazing Journey rehearsal pics posted.
05/18/2006 - Hey GEAR-HEADS! The CalProg consolidated backline order has been posted.
04/29/2006 - Nima & Merge to Play Pre-Party for CalProg '06 at Whittier Radisson Ballroom.
04/27/2006 - Mike Portnoy's Tribute to the Who SOLD OUT.
04/18/2006 - CalProg Radio Ad (MP3). Download and SHARE!!!
04/01/2006 - CalProg Tickets On Sale Now!
03/29/2006 - Pete Trewavas will be playing bass for this show. Also, ALL tickets go on sale APRIL 1!
03/08/2006 - Proposed Schedule for CalProg '06 posted.
03/07/2006 - Lodging rates negotiated with the Whittier Radisson for CalProg '06.
02/23/2006 - Ticket page for CalProg 2006 is up. Patron sales April 1, regular sales April 8.
02/01/2006 - Prymary
and Forever 12 to appear at Martini Blues in Huntington Beach on Saturday
- 8pm - Live Prog Around
01/22/2006 - "IZZ LITE" confirmed to appear on the Patio Stage at CalProg '06.
01/21/2006 - Pictures and comments from the Spiraling at Steamers show.
01/18/2006 - Website facelift begins. Announcement that CalProg '06 Patron seats will go on sale April 1, with the regular tickets to follow one week later on April 8.
01/07/2006 - CalProg presents: Amazing Journey - A Tribute to The Who featuring Mike Portnoy, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan and Gary Cherone. Show is on May 27, 2006. Tickets on sale now.
01/02/2006 - Kino is added to CalProg '06 lineup! Check their sound samples on performer page.
12/30/2005 - Cryptic Vision is added to CalProg '06 lineup! Check their sound samples on performer page!
12/30/2005 - Live
Archives of PapaJ's- Shows Now including the Matinee and Lawnmower and
Garden Supply featuring Kevin Gilbert and friends in streaming Real audio,
11/06/2005 - Live clips of Gabble Ratchet at Steamers on October 26, 2005.
10/18/2005 - Presto Ballet added to CalProg '06 LineUp. Hard rocking Seattle based band 2nd to be added for the 2006 event. Visit Performers page for bio/picture and audio sample.
10/12/2005 - Glass/Forever Twelve /Saturday Dec. 10, 9pm / Suzy's Bar and Grill - Details
10/05/2005 - Spiraling Returns to SoCal for CalProg Night @ Steamers - Click here for details.
09/26/2005 - Helmet of Gnats first band added to CalProg '06 LineUp: See Performers page
09/14/2005 - CalProg Proudly Presents an evening of classic Genesis Music Performed by Gabble Ratchet: Steamers Jazz Club - Wed. October 26, 2005 - 8:00 (All Ages)
08/26/3005 - The venue informed me that they had made a mistake when booking us for next year. So instead of the first week of June, we are scheduled for the pre-show on Friday, July 7 and the main show on Saturday July 8.
08/13/2005 - On Saturday night, August 13th, at the MARLIN BAR & GRILL in Huntington Beach, CA, you can hear the music of YES & GENESIS performed live on stage by two of southern California's most eclectic Tribute bands ~ ROUNDABOUT and GABBLE RATCHET!!
06/08/2005 - Fan Reviews Posted
05/21/2005 - CalProg ON-SITE FOOD concession info added.
04/05/2005 - Rates and specs to advertise your band, website, service, or whatever in the CalProg '05 Official Program have been posted HERE.
04/02/2005 - Added the backline (equipment) order for you gearheads to peruse!
03/05/2005 - PREMIUM tickets sold out in the first hour. There are still plenty of STANDARD TICKETS AVAILABLE,
03/02/2005 - Michael Sadler & Friends on Outdoor Stage
Saga vocalist/keyboardist and ProgrockRecords solo artist Michael Sadler will be joined by Henning Pauly and Matt Cash of Chain and guitarist LINO to perform a live acoustic set of music on the outdoor stage during the dinner break that will include tracks from Michaels recent solo album, Saga songs, Chain songs and a variety of classic prog songs.
02/22/2005 - Tickets go on sale on Saturday March 5 at 8:00am PST.
02/10/2005 - Radisson Hotel will sponsor a CalProg pre-show in their ballroom on Friday night from 9:00 - 11:00. LA Underscore tentatively scheduled to perform. Also Radisson room rates official.
02/09/2005 - Live Around Town
02/04/2005 - CalProg '05 Lineup Finalized
We are proud to announce that the last two acts for the CalProg main stage have been signed!
TILES & Spiraling