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iPhone App Released for Asheville’s MoogFest

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Earlier today mobile app developer, Aloompa, launched the iPhone app for MoogFest 2010 to be held in Asheville this Halloween weekend. Of course the app includes the complete lineup/schedule, GPS map, and venue information. But as an added bonus, the app features a built-in synthesizer app to keep you busy while you’re standing in line!

Asheville Hosts 1st Annual “Moog Fest”

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Our great city of Asheville North Carolina consistantly puts together some of the best festivals ever. This year is no different. For the first time the annual Moog Fest will move from New York City to Asheville!

Dr. Robert Arthur Moog was born and raised in New York City, although the last thirty years of his life were lived in Asheville, and attended Queen’s College. After college he invented the Moog Synthesizer. Bob Moog went on to contribute many more instruments to the music world in general.

Due to all of the above, people around the world come together once a year to celebrate the life of this great man.

This year’s musical guests will include Big Boi, Alex B., Bonobo, Claire and the Reasons, and many many more. Although artists will often use the instruments and items invented by Bob Moog, the list was not compiled of people who use these items most often. Instead the guests were chosen because they “…embody the essence of Bob Moog’s visionary and creative spirit”.

The entire experience promises to be an amazing spot for education, via workshops, muscial inspration and entertainment, via concerts, and an excellent time spent with friends. Also, many venues in the downtown Asheville area will provide food and drinks during the three day event.

So if you live close or are able to travel far, come to Asheville on October 29th – 31st and celebrate Bob Moog and life lived in passionate pursuit of musical expression.