City of Asheville Honors Legacy of Dr. Bob Moog by Declaring May 23rd Bob Moog Day Date Would Have Been Moog’s 79th Birthday

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Moog Music is pleased to announce that Mayor Terry Bellamy has issued an official proclamation declaring May 23rd to be Bob Moog Day in the city of Asheville.

Bob Moog Day in Asheville
Mayor Terry Bellamy has issued an official proclamation declaring May 23rd to be Bob Moog Day in the city of Asheville.

Moog Music is pleased to announce that Mayor Terry Bellamy has issued an official proclamation declaring May 23rd to be Bob Moog Day in the city of Asheville. The proclamation highlights many of Dr. Moog’s achievements, including the significant economic impact the company he founded has had on the greater Asheville area. Bob Moog, the founder of Moog Music and inventor of the legendary Moog synthesizer, made Asheville the home of his family and his company in 1978 and lived and worked here until his death in 2005. May 23rd would have been Dr. Moog’s 79th birthday.

To celebrate this historic occasion, Moog Music is donating over $25,000 in instruments to Asheville City Schools. Said Mike Adams, Moog Music President, “As a product of the Asheville City School System, I'm very pleased to have this opportunity to give back to our schools, young people and the community. I hope that the Moog instruments we donate will inspire kids toward creative expression through the exploration of music. Who knows, maybe one of them is the next Bob Moog or Stevie Wonder!”

Moog employees will also be conducting clinics and instrument demonstrations at each Asheville City School over the next few months. Moog Music staff, some of whom attended Asheville City Schools, are grateful to be continuing Dr. Moog’s work and to be a small part of his enduring legacy. Thanks to Dr. Moog, Moog Music is driven by a company culture that lives at the intersection of technology and music. This culture will also be celebrated at Moogfest, April 25-27, 2014. Moogfest is the company’s multi-day festival in honor of the innovative spirit of Bob Moog, who was inducted into the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame earlier this month.

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About Moog:
Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. The company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer, Dr. Bob Moog. The company hosts Moogfest, a three-day festival celebrating the intersection of music and technology in honor of Moog's innovative spirit. All of Moog's instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of downtown Asheville, NC. To arrange for a free tour of the Moog Factory please email paul.g(at)moogmusic(dot)com

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