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. 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.
“The way we design and build synthesizers is the way we approach Moogfest- stay focused on the future, while respecting and honoring the past. That’s why over the last 9 years artists from Keith Emerson, Brian Eno, and Bernie Worrell to M83, Flying Lotus and Orbital have all graced Moogfest stages. Music is our business, along with user experience and innovation. Moogfest 2013 will bring all of these aspects of Moog to the forefront.” – Emmy Parker, Sr. Marketing and Brand Manager, Moog Music Inc.
“We were honored to be one of the headliners of Moogfest 2012 and to get the chance to spend time at the Moog Music Factory in Asheville. Bob Moog’s vision was unique and extraordinary. Performing at the festival was our contribution in keeping his spirit alive. The whole experience of playing moogfest was to be enveloped in enthusiasm for synthesiser music with a fantastic well thought out line up plus a series of seminars and a complete home spun , non corporate family feel that just doesn’t really happen any more, long may the spirit of moog in Asheville remain.” – Orbital
“At Moogfest what once seemed primitive is now claiming the future.” – New York Times
“If it weren’t for Robert Moog, a lot of the music you enjoy today might not have been possible. As the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, he gave rise to not only the technology needed for modern electronic music, but also the creative spirit that inspired countless musicians to take his vision and play with it, mold it and reshape it into mind-blowing works of art.”– NPR
“Robert Moog would have been proud.” – Spin
“Taking place each year in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina, Moogfest has positioned itself as a unique destination festival.” – XLR8R
“Celebrating electronic-music instruments, the wide range of sounds made with them, and the legacy of synth pioneer Robert Moog, Moogfest 2012 once again distinguished itself as one of americas most vital music gatherings.” – DJ Times
“Pushing music past its limits and the mediums of which to do so.” – Consequence of Sound
Moog synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments are designed and lovingly handcrafted at the Moog Factory in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The company and its customers carry on the legacy of Dr. Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer and founder of Moog Music Inc. Moog Music celebrates the innovative spirit of Dr. Moog at Moogfest, its unique annual music festival in its hometown of Asheville, NC.