AC Entertainment Announces MoogFest in Asheville

How do they manage to keep pulling these things off? AC Entertainment has assembled yet another big, can’t-miss, kick-ass music festival for the Southeast: MoogFest 2010, Oct. 29-31 in Asheville, N.C.

As the name indicates, it’s intended as a celebration of synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog and his technological achievements in electronic music. Which brings us to the headliners for this little shindig: Thievery Corporation, Massive Attack, and MGMT.

Impressed yet? There’s more to come. According to AC’s announcement, “over 25 additional internationally renowned artists” will be performing all over downtown Asheville, including the Asheville Civic Center Arena, the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, and the Orange Peel club. There will also be workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, and visual-art installations. So, for three days over Halloween weekend, Asheville will become an international mecca for electronic music.

Why Asheville, you ask. It’s where Moog settled his business and his family in the late ’70s, and it’s now home to the Bob Moog Foundation, which strives to further Moog’s vision with school outreach programs. Moog Music is also headquartered there, still building synthesizers five years after Moog’s death, continuing his legacy.

“Bob Moog changed the course of music as we know it,” Ashley Capps said in a press release. “He put new worlds of sound literally at the fingertips of musicians, unleashing a creative revolution. We’re thrilled and honored to be able to celebrate his extraordinary legacy in the place that he called home and we hope to do so for many years to come.”

The complete rundown of artists and events will be announced July 27; tickets go on sale July 30. Go to moogfest.com for more info.

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