ASHEVILLE, N.C.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Moogfest, established in 2004 to celebrate Bob Moog’s legacy of innovation, creativity, technology and collaboration, is expanding in 2014. The festival will grow from a three-day, multi-stage music festival, to five-days. The extended festival will not only include landmark musical performances, but also an innovation conference, electronic instrument “pop-up shop,” and circuit bending challenge. The daytime conference programming will feature futurists, artists and innovators, extending far beyond the scope of a typical music festival.
“The festival has evolved to celebrate the pioneering spirit of Bob Moog, uniting art, music and innovative technology”
Also new in 2014, is a strategic partnership with the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) to produce a first-of-its-kind tech expo. The expo will run for two-days and is open to the public. It is designed to highlight North Carolina technology companies and promote economic development in the region.
“NCTA is excited to partner with Moogfest to introduce a Tech Expo component to the festival,” said Brooks Raiford, president & CEO of NCTA. “Our member companies range from startups and global tech companies. This is a great opportunity for consumer and creative technology companies to showcase their products and connect with thousands of festival attendees.”
“The festival has evolved to celebrate the pioneering spirit of Bob Moog, uniting art, music and innovative technology,” said Moog Music President, Mike Adams. “This is the heart of Moog and Bob’s fans around the world.”
Tickets go on sale to the public on November 14, 2013, with a limited number of $99 tickets available to local residents, registered Moog instrument owners and those signed up on the Moogfest mailing list.
The partnership with NCTA and integration of the Tech Expo offer a hybrid festival, encouraging conversation and collaboration with music pioneers, technology professionals, influential thinkers, new media artists, electronic music instrument makers and creative enthusiasts. Complete information and updates can be found on the Moogfest website (www.moogfest.com) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/moogfest).
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our website at www.nctechnology.org.
About Moog Music
Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. The company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer, Dr. Bob Moog. The company hosts Moogfest, a five-day festival celebrating the intersection of music and technology in honor of Moog's innovative spirit. All of Moog's instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of downtown Asheville, NC. To learn more, visit www.moogmusic.com.