ProgPower USA is an annual progressive, power metal, and progressive rock festival held in the United States since 2001. Bands are selected based on quality over quantity. In addition to the emphasis on the power and progressive metal genres, the festival has branched out into other genres with the inclusion of the “oddball” slot that doesn’t fit the normal motif. ProgPower USA gives bands that have never performed in the States a chance to perform in the country. The festival has been described as a cultural experience for fans with autograph signing sessions, guest appearances, reunions, and meet-and-greets. The festival has hosted over 70 bands’ USA debuts including Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, Nightwish and Stratovarius.
ProgPower USA XXII is scheduled to take place on September 6-9, 2023 at Center Stage Atlanta in Atlanta, GA.