Asheville's Electronic Music Festival Sets 2014 Date.
As promised, Asheville's popular electronic music festival Moogfest will return, but event-goers will have to wait until next spring. This is a departure from the Halloween weekend schedule the festival has held for the past three years. The new dates are April 25 - 27, 2014. Moogfest is a celebration of the creative and innovative spirit of Dr. Bob Moog, the inventor of the electronic synthesizer. Moog lived in Asheville and his legacy lives on with both a Foundation and Moog Music which hand-produces the high-quality synthesizers used by major artists across the globe. Past headliners of the festival include Big Boi, Moby and Orbital.
Learn more about Moog Music.
From the press release...
The new springtime dates for Moogfest 2014 will allow for daytime programming in which the intersection of music and technology will be showcased against the backdrop of the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. "Moogfest is not just about Moog or music, it's about celebrating the creative, forward-thinking spirit of both Bob and the city of Asheville. We'll shine a light on inventors, new media artists, circuit benders, programmers, and people with ideas that could change the way we experience music, art and performance." said Emmy Parker, Moog's Senior Brand Manager.
Bob Moog recognized that Asheville was a uniquely supportive community for people with new ideas.“Bob Moog was the ultimate entrepreneur/inventor. Moogfest is the perfect event to highlight Asheville as a hotbed for entrepreneurs in our area developing groundbreaking technologies,” said Pam Lewis, Director of Entrepreneurship, Asheville Economic Development Coalition. The backbone of Moogfest 2014 will still be leading edge musical performances from a line-up that pays homage to the early pioneers of electronic music, established giants and the artists pushing musical expression forward today.
April 10, 2013