The Future Of Moogfest & Moogfest 2013

moogfest-2013Moog and The Bob Moog Foundation have released an official statement on the future of Moogfest:

Moogfest was founded in 2004 by Moog Music Inc., in honor of the company’s founder and the man whose name the festival bears, Dr. Bob Moog. Since then the festival has been overseen by the company Bob started, Moog Music Inc.

Moog Music is excited to work closely with The Bob Moog Foundation, the City of Asheville, our fans and partners to make Moogfest 2013 a dynamic celebration of the innovative spirit of Bob Moog. Bob was a visionary, whose groundbreaking concepts and electronic musical instruments have forever impacted music. His humble genius reached far beyond the mountains of Western North Carolina, influencing designers and creators all over the world in wildly diverse fields.

Moogfest 2013 will honor Bob’s passion for new ideas, technical curiosity and of course will support boundary pushing musical artists.

Rest assured, Asheville will always be the home of Moogfest.

AC Entertainment, the producers of Moogfest 2010-2012, recently announced that they were renaming the festival they run as the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit.

via BMF

Save Moogfest!

AC Entertainment, the producers of Moogfest 2010-2012, have announced that the festival was being renamed the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, coming to Asheville, NC in 2013.

According to AC Entertainment, Moog Music declined to relicense the Moogfest name to the company. “We received a letter from them following this year’s festival, so we have no choice really but to re-name it,” AC Entertainment CEO Ashley Capps said.

Details are sketchy at this point – but we’d like to see somebody put the Moog firmly back into Moogfest.

via Marc Doty