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11 days, 11 stages and even some prog bands

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Milwaukee’s Summerfest — billed as “the world’s largest music festival” — begins this week, and I must say I’m excited. Plenty of progressive bands — or at least bands with progressive tendencies — can be found on the Summerfest bill this year. (OK, less than a couple dozen in a field of 800 is not “plenty,” but it’s still more than I recall in past years.)

Everything’s Coming Up RoSy

by Michael Popke — It’s April, and that means it’s almost time for the curtain to rise on one of the most musically accessible progressive-rock festivals in the United States. The Rites of Spring Festival — RoSfest, for short — …