Moog Music has announced that MoogFest – the annual event honoring the remarkable vision of Robert Moog and his amazing musical inventions – is moving from New York City to Asheville, NC.
Above, Bob Moog introduces Keith Emerson at MoogFest 2004, and Emerson proceeds to bust out the Moog modular prog chops.
MoogFest 2009 will be held in Asheville the weekend of September 11 – 13, 2009.
MoogFest will celebrate Bob Moog’s legacy as a sonic pioneer, which will be the thread that unites the festival’s rich array of musical offerings. Moogfest 2009 will also incorporate elements of the EtherMusic Festival – showcasing the theremin, the world’s first electronic music instrument. The electronic music festival will host artists and audiences from throughout the world in different venues throughout Asheville’s historic downtown.
Moog made Asheville his home for the last 30 years of his life.