|Country and Region||United States — Pennsylvania|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania USA|
|Festival Contact Information|
The North East Art Rock Festival, or NEARfest for short, is a three-day festival that features art rock and eclectic music from the US and around the world. The annual event is held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, one hour north of Philadelphia. The festival was founded in the spring of 1998 by Robert LaDuca and Chad Hutchinson, with the first event occurring in 1999. NEARfest has quickly grown to become “the most prestigious progressive music festival in the world.” according to the NEARfest web site.
|Festival Dates||June 22 - 24, 2012, discontinued|