As previously mentioned, this year will be the inaugural Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, but that doesn't mean festival organizers AC Entertainment's local roots don't run very deep. Aside from bringing music to Asheville for 20+ years, AC has always seen its community outreach and involvement in the Asheville community as a responsibility and a privilege. It's with this in mind that we are pleased to announce the festival's involvement in two wonderful initiatives that directly affect local youth education and involvement with arts and technology.
Mountain Oasis is proud to support creativity and education in Western North Carolina by donating a portion of each ticket purchased to Buncombe County Schools Foundation and Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation's hallmark education project. Dr. Bob's SoundSchool engages 1,000 students in the science of sound through the magic of music in three Western North Carolina school districts. "The Bob Moog Foundation remains grateful to AC Entertainment and the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit for their continued support of our education initiative, Dr. Bob's Sound School," says Michelle Moog-Koussa. "With their help, we are igniting creativity through music and science throughout the region." The mission of the Buncombe County Schools Foundation is to establish partnerships with local individuals, businesses, corporations, and other foundations for the purpose of supporting education in the Buncombe County School System. Today, the Foundation serves the six school districts' 25,000 plus students as well as approximately 4,000 employees of the Buncombe County School System.
We're also excited to welcome an expanded Dr. Bob's Interactive Sonic Experience to the Diana Wortham Theatre lobby from 12:00-6:00PM each day of the festival. Featuring an array of synthesizers, theremins, effects, oscilloscopes and more, the Interactive Sonic Experience will be open to all and free of charge. The community is invited to explore the sonic universe and learn about the fundamentals of synthesis through hands-on interaction with a range of incredible electronic musical instruments including Mark Mosher's inspiring "9 box." Read more about the experience here.
Finally, in partnership with AC Entertainment and Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company, the Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation will host Volunteer Oasis in conjunction with the festival on Saturday, October 26 from 10AM to 12PM. Participants may choose one of two locations for their hands-on experience to help beautify Asheville's Parks & Greenways: Carrier Park or Broadway Avenue/Reid Creek Greenway. As a thanks to all those who participate, Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company will host a pizza party immediately following the project and will award the first 50 volunteers with a free t-shirt. All volunteers will be entered to win a chance to attend Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Mountain Oasis is vested in the community and excited to work with all parties to help preserve Asheville's natural spaces. More info about Volunteer Oasis can be found here.
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