The Man Behind Moogfest
Moogfest is named after Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer in 1964. His invention led to new forms of musical expression that many say changed the sonic world of music irreversibly. Today his legacy lives on at Moog Music, a company he originally formed in 1954 in Asheville. Moog Music continues as the leader in the production of synthesizer analog music as well as effects pedals.
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If you're in Asheville, head on over to 160 Broad Street to the Moog Factory and take a free tour or browse the store. It's your chance to experience the world of Moog and the only place where you can try your hand at every Moog instrument in production.
What Exactly Is Moogfest
Moogfest is a two-day festival that takes place this year on Friday and Saturday October 26-27 at various venues throughout downtown Asheville including the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, The Orange Peel, Diana Wortham Theatre, and more. These venues host more than 30 artist performances during this music-packed weekend. Whether in the mood for Nas, Primus 3D, Black Moth Super Rainbow, the Blondes, or Killer Mike, festival-goers have a full lineup of scheduled performers from which to choose. So much music, so little time!
Moogfest Festival Details
If we leaving you wanting to learn more about Moog and the details of the festival, that's good! Though we can't cover it all here, the Frequently Asked Questions on the Moogfest website are the perfect resource for you. There you can find the nitty-gritty on your most pressing questions including ticketing information, parking, what you can bring in to the concerts, and which type of cameras are and aren't allowed, just to name a few. Another way to stay up-to-date on the most current information is download the Moogfest App (and yes, there's an app for that....). One final note, Moogfest has partnered with Slacker Radio, so you can listen to your favorites and tide yourself over until the concert begins this weekend.
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In addition to Moogfest this weekend, there are a host of Halloween activities happening as well. If you'd like more information on those, please visit the events calendar page on ExploreAsheville.com. They'll give you the full run down.
Have you been to Moogfest? Tell us about your favorite artists you saw perform there. Are you going to Moogfest this weekend? Tell us about that, too. We always love hearing from you. Cheers to Bob Moog and his continuing legacy and contribution to music as we know it!