“When I was 14, at the start of Gregapalooza, my initial thought was never that I could make a difference. I’ve been so lucky to work with some amazing artists. Through their dedication and the support of our families and friends, Felicia (Fagnani) and I have truly been able to take this once innocent and fun idea and make it into something more. We hope to establish something that can really help children find safety and solace in music the way I did,” Says Douglas Goldspiel, co-founder of Soundwave Inc.
The festival has featured many local artists such as Me Versus I, Shattered Sanctity and Tides of Deception among others over the last 5 years, but every year the show gets bigger and every year the bands get better. This year will be no exception.
Rock/Alternative, Seattle, WA band Emery will be playing our, once small backyard party turned large community music festival. If that wasn’t enough, this annual slice of heaven will mark the release of Endless Sacrifice’s third full EP titled Down The Rabbit Hole.
As awesome as it is that there’s another home grown music festival to look forward in South Jersey every year, the cause cannot be forgotten.
“SOUNDWAVE INC. IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT RAISES FUNDS FOR YOUTH MUSIC EDUCATION. OUR VISION IS TO PROVIDE CHILDREN AND TEENS WITH THE NECESSARY MEANS TO SUPPORT THEIR DESIRE TO LEARN AND FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION WITH MUSIC.”
With support from Camden County College, Buffalo Wild Wings and
CityToCityApparel, Soundwave Inc. is doing everything in their power to do what our school systems can’t or won’t. They are becoming the reason NJ musicians will continue to flourish.
IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE THAT JUNE 20TH WILL BE THE 6TH ANNUAL GREGAPALOOZA MUSIC FESTIVAL. WE ARE HOPING TO BRING YOU BIGGER BANDS, MORE GREAT BUSINESSES AND A TON MORE FUN. THIS FESTIVAL IS SOMETHING GREAT NOT ONLY FOR THE COMMUNITY BUT THE MUSIC SCENE. IT’S A CHANCE TO SHOW PEOPLE THAT MUSIC CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND HAVE EVERYONE COME TOGETHER FOR THE GREATER GOOD. WE ARE GOING TO BE TEAMING UP WITH LOCAL SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE UNDERFUNDED MUSIC PROGRAMS WITH THE NECESSARY COMPONANTS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS. WE WILL ALSO FUND SCHOLARSHIPS TO HELP THOSE WHO MAY NOT HAVE THE MEANS TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH MUSIC.
The full Soundwave Inc. mission statement can be found at SoundwaveInc.org.
The countdown begins! In 21 days, Soundwave Inc. will have presented us with more of the same awesomeness that we’ve come to love them for. Gregapalooza is back and should prove to be a force this year with it’s continued and growing success.