May 1 is a sweet day for Moog, and for you

Wednesday marks a sweet day for the city and for Moog, and you’re invited to celebrate. Bob Moog will be inducted into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame on May 1, and Moog Music is hosting an ice cream social at the factory on Broadway Street.

At 5 p.m., they’ll open their doors to the public for a free event. The Hop has made an ice-cream flavor with Moog’s favorites: brownies and chocolate. It’s special to this event, and won’t be available in stores. Come out and have a scoop, and play with the Moog Ladder filter — the very creation that won Moog his place in the Hall of Fame.

“The Ladder Filter is a low-pass filter illustrated in Patent US3475623, and is the same filter contained within our Mooger Fooger MF-101,” writes Kipper Schauer for Moog. “We’ll have stations where people can physically experience and use the filter to see what it does and how it effects sound.

At 7 p.m., the awesome Asheville-based band Ice Cream will play music on Moog synthesizers … Keyboardist Michael Libramento (who tours with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals) and percussionist Evan Martin will rock the Moogs. They’re really terrific and don’t play often, so we recommend catching them. There will also be free beer from Pisgah and kombucha from Buchi.

Says Schauer, “Ice Cream and ice cream! How sweet!” We agree.


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