MoogFest Looking for Opening Act

MoogFestEver want to open for Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Jan Hammer, Jordan Rudess and DJ Logic?

Moog has announced an opportunity for musicians to play along these synth greats:

Get your chance to open for the leading MOOG players at MOOGFEST 2006. Sign up here to register your band and get a chance to play along side Keith Emerson (ELP), Rick Wakeman (YES) and Jan Hammer (The Mahavishnu Orchestra), Roger O’Donnell (The Cure), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), DJ Logic and The School of Rock among others!

Bob Moog has been inventing and building electronic musical instruments for nearly half a century. Moog shaped musical culture with some of the most inspiring instruments ever created.

Moog’s namesake analog synthesizer helped catapult the careers of such a diverse list of artists as rockers Edgar Winter, Todd Rundgren, Gary Numan and Devo, funksters Parliament-Funkadelic and Zapp, disco producer Giorgio Moroder with disco diva Donna Summer, fusioneers Chick Corea with Return To Forever, Herbie Hancock with The Headhunters, Jan Hammer with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Klaus Doldinger with Passport and Joe Zawinul with Weather Report, New Age icon Tomita and classical performer Wendy Carlos.

To honor Moog and commemorate his groundbreaking achievements, several renowned keyboardists and longstanding Moog users will gather on Tuesday, June 22, 2006 at B.B. King’s Bar & Grill in Times Square (237 w. 42nd Street between 7th & 8th Avenues) to participate in a gala Moogfest – and here’s your chance to perform!

Past performers include Edgar Winter, Living Colour, Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Adam Holzman (Miles Davis), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theatre), Steve Molitz (Particle), Brazilian Girls, Gershon Kingsley, DJ Logic and musical director Jason Miles.

Deadline is May 15. Information is available at SonicBids.

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