As many have suspected, the tragic and unexpected passing of Riverside’s Piotr Grudzinski have led to Riverside canceling all their remaining concerts in 2016, including their headliner slot on May 7th at Rosfest. We have the deepest understanding with the good folks in Riverside for making that decision. Again, we offer our condolences and sympathy to them and to the family and friends of the late Piotr Grudzinski.
Knowing that our audience has a desire to know who the replacement headliner will be, we are VERY excited to announce that (thankfully for us), Spock’s Beard was able to rearrange their schedule and become the new Saturday headliner. While they did in fact headline at ROSfest last year, they have released a new album, “The Oblivion Particle”, to great reviews and will provide us with an original set to enjoy. We are eternally grateful to them for realigning their plans for this first weekend of May, so that we could provide our audience with a quality headliner band.
We sincerely hope that our audience will appreciate the efforts that the fine folks in Spock’s Beard need to take to be able to headline on Saturday night and that they will be given cheers and a reception worthy of being, literally, our knights in shining armor on this occasion. In addition, we are planning to honor Riverside’s Piotr Grudzinski. Details to follow. PLUS, one of the bands who could not join us this year will be announced as headliners for ROSfest 2017 during this year’s ROSfest weekend. Look forward to seeing everyone at ROSfest!