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!)