ASHEVILLE, NC--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2012) - Moog Music has announced it will be sponsoring this weekend's Hopscotch Music Festival, which showcases some of North Carolina's finest musicians while pairing them with notable national and international artists. Slated to bring over 10,000 attendees to downtown Raleigh, Hopscotch is the second biggest new music festival in North Carolina after Moog's own festival, Moogfest.
"Hopscotch is doing great things for music lovers in our state by bringing boundary pushing artists to North Carolina and putting local bands on a larger platform. Moog has always supported musicians that aren't afraid to take risks and we're honored to support festivals like Hopscotch that showcase these artists. It's a great time to be a music fan in North Carolina with Hopscotch and Moogfest happening almost back to back on the calendar," said Emmy Parker, Moog Sr. Marketing and Brand Mgr.
Moog's Hopscotch stage at the Hive @ Busy Bee Café, will feature some of North Carolina's most experimental genre bending musicians, including: Found sound sculptor, Feltbattery; avant-garde jazz trio, The Hot at Nights; DJ's for change, Beat Report; heart breaking fuzz-folk outfit, The Toddlers; and experimental-electro-metal duo Tomas Phillips and Craig Hilton.
Festival goers will also get a treat when DJ, Producer, and founder of Fool's Gold records, Nick Catchdubs, hits the Moog stage. Fool's Gold has signed and supported some of the most influential and experimental hip-hop and electronic artists of the last three years, including Moogfest alumni, Chromeo.
To show its support for music fans in its home state of North Carolina, Moog will be welcoming each Hopscotch ticket holder at Wrist Band City in Downtown Raleigh's Sheraton Hotel with giveaways, a daily raffle of their handcrafted effects pedals and the chance to play Moog's iconic analog synthesizers.
About Moog Music & Moogfest:
Moog Music synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments are designed and lovingly handcrafted in the Moog factory in downtown Asheville, N.C. Moog Music and its customers carry on the legacy of Dr. Robert Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer and Founder of Moog Music Inc. Moogfest is the annual event that honors the remarkable vision of Robert Moog and his amazing musical inventions that changed the course of music. Moogfest is a multi-venue event held in Asheville, NC -- the place Bob Moog called home for the last 30 years of his life. The 2012 festival will be held the weekend of October 26 - 27. Moogfest will host artists and audiences from throughout the world in different venues across Asheville's beautiful, historic downtown.
Learn more about Moog at www.moogmusic.com
About Hopscotch Music Festival:
Now in its third year, The Independent Weekly's Hopscotch Music Festival brings 175 bands to 15 venues in downtown Raleigh. Intended to highlight the Triangle's music scene by pairing exciting local talent with notable national and international artists, Hopscotch offers choices in just about every genre imaginable -- rock, hip-hop, alt-country, metal, dance, punk, classical, noise, drone, folk and more. It is a festival that thrives on the variety and quality of its lineup, and with roughly 35 percent of the musicians hailing from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and other nearby locales this year, it is a testament to both this region's musical diversity and its national relevance. Hopscotch takes place Sept. 6-8.
For more information, visit www.hopscotchmusicfest.com.