Moogfest is about celebrating the innovative spirit of Bob Moog and its lineup seeks to set the stage for amazing performances that change the way we listen to and experience music.
Along with AC Entertainment and the Bob Moog Foundation, Moog Music is very proud of the diverse artists that came to Asheville to help us celebrate Bob's legacy in 2011. That includes the wide variety of hip-hop and its sub-genres that was featured at Moogfest 2011, such as: Childish Gambino and Chromeo on the Renaissance Hotel parking-lot stage; SBTRKT at the Asheville Civic Center; Flying Lotus at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium; Zomby, Kode9 and Gold Panda at the Orange Peel; and AraabMuzik at the Asheville Music Hall. Not to mention the fact that Atmosphere and his whole camp played Halfway to Moogfest at the Orange Peel in April 2011.
As far as Occupy Asheville goes, Moog Music supports peaceful demonstrations, but it's our direct responsibility to ensure the safety of Moog employees as well. I don't know any boss that wouldn't try to protect his or her employees if they were physically prevented from entering their jobs and harassed verbally. That being said, no one at Moog ever asked for the protestors to be removed from the area. Our concern and primary focus has been, and always will be, designing and building innovative tools for musicians.
Please feel free to come by the Moog factory Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to play the lovingly handcrafted electronic musical instruments, tour the manufacturing facility and to see what's going on inside. You are always welcome at Moog.
— Emmy Parker