Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new documentary about Bob Moog’s life, as explored by his daughter; a collective jazz concert where six local composers’ works will be premiered by a 40-person orchestra; and a couple’s plan to bike 2,774 miles while supporting Homeward Bound.
A move to ship Bob Moog’s archives from Asheville to New York is creating family discord over the best way to preserve the late inventor’s legacy.
Today, May 23, a group of local restaurants are coming together to celebrate what would’ve been Bob Moog’s 79th birthday by donating a portion of sales to the Bob Moog Foundation.
Help the Moog Foundation meet its fundraising goal and enter to win a Moog Voyager. (Photo from stateofthereunion.com.)
Free and open to the public, the SYNTH Art Show will feature more than a dozen of the top concert-poster artists and graphic designers from around the country, each of whom have designed and donated one-of-a-kind, hand-printed, Moog-themed posters for sale inside the Moogaplex (aka Haywood Park Hotel). What’s more, proceeds go to support the Bob Moog Foundation.
Get into the Moogfest spirit with a glass of Moog Filtered Ale, now available on tap at the Asheville Civic Center, the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, The Orange Peel, The Bier Garden and the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. The special American pale ale will be flowing throughout this weekend’s Moog-inspired festivities.
Bob Moog Live is an electronic, neo-classical album featuring the “only known recording of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog publicly performing on his famous Minimoog.” Come celebrate its release at the LAB on Sunday, Oct. 10.