LEAF announces lineup for Fall 2014, 39th festival

From a press release:

LEAF announces lineup for Fall 2014, 39th festival

LEAF is thrilled to announce the stellar lineup of performing artists for the Fall 2014 LEAF Festival, taking place October 16-19 in Black Mountain, NC. “Celebrate Unity, Inspire Every Voice” at the 39th  LEAF Festival and experience multiple cultures with the harmonious and stirring tones of Nahko & Medicine for the People; influential hip hop legends De La Soul; and the uniquely beautiful banjo duo known as Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. Another fantastic headliner will be performing as well, to be announced at a later date.

Other LEAF musical attractions include bluegrass duo Rising Appalachia and American Steampunk performance troupe MarchFourth Marching Band. The 39th LEAF features more diverse performers such as the Bhangra/Celtic ensemble from Canada, Delhi 2 Dublin, and  soulfully seductive sounds from The Nth Power. The lineup rounds out with genre-bending performances from the infusions East LA and Afro-Caribbean beats of Las Cafeteras, transcendental folk-rockers Mandolin Orange 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, Cajun, 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.  Additionally, this LEAF every artist, musician, and performer will not only be showcasing world class talent, but will be sharing a powerful positive message through their craft.

Purchase tickets online at theLEAF.org or by phone at 828-686-8742. All prices are discounted through September 3rd. 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.  Festive attitudes welcome!

Fall LEAF 2014 Performing Arts Lineup:
De La Soul | Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn |
Nahko & Medicine for the People | Rising Appalachia | MarchFourth Marching Band
Delhi 2 Dublin | The Nth Power | Mystical Arts of Tibet | Dom Flemons Trio
David Wilcox | Las Cafeteras | Mandolin Orange | Modern India |  Middle Grounds
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues | Bill Myers & the Monitors | David LaMotte
Willie Sugarcapps | Suénalo |The Revelers | Jabali  African Acrobats
Shannon Whitworth| Stephanie Winters | The Syncopaths
Nor’easter | Unifire Theater | Toy Boat Circus
Jake Hollifield Art V Experience | Whee Ahh Faerie Kin | Kickin’ It Jelly Dome
Southern Fried Poetry Slam ft. James Navé | Shirlette Ammons | Puppetry Slam
Buddy System Techno Contra | DJ Jor-D Techno Contra
The Secret B-Sides | Santos & the Seraphim Arkistra | Mawre & Co
Hoveycraft | Gee’s Bend Quilters & Singers | Mande Foly
Wyatt Espalin (Spring 2014 Newsong Singer Songwriter Winner!)

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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