LEAF announces spring lineup with Bootsy Collins & the Funk Unity Band, Los Lobos and more

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LEAF announces spring lineup with Bootsy Collins & the Funk Unity Band, Los Lobos and more

LEAF is thrilled to announce the stellar lineup of performing artists for the Spring 2014 LEAF Festival, taking place May 8-11 in Black Mountain, NC. “Free Your Funky Self” at the 38th LEAF Festival and experience multiple cultures with Grammy-winning Funk-master Bootsy Collins & the Funk Unity Band; American Chicano rockers Los Lobos celebrating their 40th anniversary; and the experimental world fusion trio known as Beats Antique.

Returning LEAF favorites include Afro-pop and Reggae influenced Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Starsand a Brooklyn Bhangra dance party with Red Baraat. The 38th LEAF features more Grammy nominated performers such as the harmonious duo, Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien (Americana/Roots), Boukman Eksperyans (Hatian Rock/Reggae) and twice-nominated Locos por Juana (Afro-Caribbean, Hip-Hop/Funk). The lineup rounds out with genre-bending performances from soulful and funky multi-instrumentalist Zach Deputy, transcendental folk-rockers Elephant Revival and many more.

LEAF Festival musicians provide the soundtrack to a memorable experience filled with cultural treasures and fun around every corner. Combining a great diversity of names and faces with a myriad of community dances including Salsa, Swing, the Waltz and traditional, contemporary and techno forms of Contra; poetry and puppetry slams; healing arts workshops; folk art and handcraft exhibitions, installations and interactive demonstrations; camping, watersports and outdoor adventure; and kid’s activities throughout the festival.

Purchase tickets online at theLEAF.org or by phone at 828-686-8742. All prices are discounted through March 31st. Adult prices start at $41 for the day or $147 for the weekend. Additional discounts apply for local commuting residents and youth ages 10 through 17. Children 9 and younger are always free. Limited car camping, lodge rooms and cabins are available. Funky costumes and festive attitudes welcome!

Spring LEAF 2014 Performing Arts Lineup:
Bootsy Collins & the Funk Unity Band • Los Lobos (40th year anniversary) • Beats Antique • Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars • Red Baraat • Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien

Boukman Eksperyans • Zach Deputy • Elephant Revival • Locos por Juana • The Lee Boys • Town Mountain • Roosevelt Collier Presents: Funk in the Round • Zing Experience • Turkuaz • Billy Jonas Band

Contra w/ Wild Asparagus & Perpetual Emotion • Alash Tuvan Throat Singers • Kim & Reggie Harris• The Whitetop Mountaineers • Empire Strikes Brass • The Fritz • Adams, Queen & Rifkin • Molasses Creek • Techno Contra w/ DJ Jor-D • Unifire Theater • One Leg Up • Zulu Connection •Montuno • Infinite Geometry • Darrell Rose • Whee Ahh Fairie Kin • Toy Boat Circus Arts • Jake Hollifield Art V Experience • The Screaming J’s • Kickin’ It Crew Jelly Dome • LEAF Poetry Slam w/ James Nave • Rushfest Contra Experience • Alex Krug Combo • Contra Callers: Diane Silver, George Marshall, Jesse Edgerton.

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