From a press release:
“Feast for the Future” benefits Bob Moog Foundation
Eight local restaurants in the Asheville community are coming together for the second annual Feast for the Future, a fundraiser to support local non-profit, the Bob Moog Foundation. Feast for the Future takes place on May 21st, just two days before what would have been the 80th birthday of the Foundation’s namesake, Bob Moog. In honor of this special occasion Early Girl Eatery, Laughing Seed Café, Jack of the Wood, Limones, Salsa’s, Strada, and White Duck Taco (both downtown and River Arts District locations), will be donating a portion of their sales from the day to the Bob Moog Foundation. This event is being sponsored by the Mountain Xpress and Asheville Radio Group’s 98.1 the River. More information on the event, including information about participating restaurants, can be found at www.bobmoogfoundation.org.
Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation, comments, “After a fulfilling year serving over a thousand students in the Asheville Area through Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool (DBSS), we are very grateful to the culinary community in Asheville for their support of our efforts to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers. We look forward to growing Feast for the Future every year, and to growing DBSS throughout Western North Carolina and beyond.”
Proceeds from the event will benefit the expansion of Dr. Bob’s Sound School, the Foundation’s STEAM (science, technology, education, art, math) -based educational initiative that teaches second grade children the science of sound through the magic of music. Using electronic musical and acoustic instruments, as well as oscilloscopes and custom teaching materials, the innovative program engages children in the basic physics of sound through the parameters of Bob Moog’s pioneering legacy in electronic music. Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool recently completed its third year with resounding success, and is currently in 55 classrooms reaching over 1,000 students in Buncombe County, Madison County, and Asheville City Schools. The Foundation aims to expand the program regionally and nationally in the next three to five year.
Julie Stehnling, owner of Early Girl Eatery, reflects on her experience from last year, “Early Girl is so proud to be part of Feast for the Future. Last year our staff and our guests had a blast celebrating Bob’s birthday. Remembering Bob as a kind man who was one of our own and also celebrating him as a visionary of our times is an honor all in Asheville are lucky to have. Both my children and I are inspired by the the BMF’s Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool curriculum. Preserving Bob’s genius and working to to inspire more folks both locally and nationally is work we are so happy to support.”
The Bob Moog Foundation honors the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog through its mission of igniting the innovative and creative spirit through the intersection of music, science, history, and innovation. Dr. Moog was a resident of Asheville for 25 years before his passing in 2005.