In 2022, the Eau Claire music scene mourned the loss of Eric Giardina and Rick St. Germaine. As noted by Andrew Patrie in an article previewing Nebula Fest, "Aside from the public loss of their considerable artistic talent, many were also bereft of a friend. ... (Jeremy) Goss is determined we never forget Eric and Rick by celebrating them through the medium most dear to both: music. Enter Nebula Fest Vol. 1."
Put together by Jeremy Goss, Nebula Fest was held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Brickhouse Pub and Grub (2233 Birch St., Eau Claire) starting at 6pm. All proceeds from the event – which featured bands Magna Sonus, Thunderlung, Stare Across, and False Heather – went to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).