History of Moogfest
Since 2004, Moogfest has been a gathering for the musicians that worked closely with Bob and his instruments. When Moog Music brought the festival home to Asheville in 2008, it adopted a three-day multi-stage format to include contemporary bands and producers that exemplify the innovative spirit of electronic music. This year, Moogfest is amplifying its vision to include a conference of conversations and creative collaborations that eclipse any typical festival. Moogfest is charting the course for a future of unknown sight and sound.
About Moog Music
Over the last fifty years, Dr. Robert Moog and his company Moog Music have pioneered and developed tools that give artists the ability to create and express themselves in new and limitless ways. Moog Music synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments are designed and lovingly built in the Moog factory in downtown Asheville, N.C.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Asheville is a charming yet surprisingly cosmopolitan city. Asheville’s rich architectural legacy is the perfect retro-urban backdrop to the forward thinking environment created by the local population. Known as an artist colony, a healing resort and a home to notable luminaries, statesmen and bohemians, Asheville is one of the most welcoming and vibrant cities in the United States of America.
Asheville, NC is convenient to 4 neighboring states: TN,SC, VA, & GA and is no more than four hours drive from Atlanta, Charlotte, Knoxville and Raleigh.
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) offers nine non-stops and easy connections through major US hubs .
The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is serviced by United, US Airways, and Delta through its carriers. Asheville has non-stop flights to and from Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Newark, Orlando and Tampa. Ground transportation and major rental car companies are available at the airport terminal. Visit flyavl.com for more info.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) located in Greenville, South Carolina, is 90 minutes away. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, North Carolina is a two-hour drive.
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) is the largest international airport in the region. Connecting flights from Atlanta to Asheville Airport (AVL) are a short 45 minute hop. If you choose to drive from Atlanta, there are multiple rental car companies within the airport and Asheville is a 3 hour journey.
Asheville Airport (AVL) has direct connections from the following international airports:Atlanta (ATL), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Detroit (DTW), Houston (IAH), Newark (EWR), New York (LGA), Orlando Sanford (SFB), Philadelphia (PHL).
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The closest Amtrak train station to Asheville is in Greenville, South Carolina or Spartanburg, South Carolina.