LEAF highlights

TRIUMPHANT RETURN: Ethan Crump, who won the NewSong presents: LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Showcase & Competition in the spring, returns to play two shows at the fall festival. Photo by Stephanie Crump Photography

The festival takes takes place Thursday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 23. Tickets are available online through Thursday, Oct. 20, unless they sell out sooner. Still available at press time, single-day tickets are $52/$42 for Friday and Sunday. Parking is $8 advance/$10 at the gate. A culinary passport, good for five meals at Corner Kitchen in Eden Hall, is $55. Complete details and schedule at theleaf.org

The Hip Abduction (indie-rock, reggae) performs Friday on the Lakeside stage, 4:30-5:45 p.m.; and in Eden Hall, 1:15-2:30 a.m. (late night)

Space Cowboys & Cosmic Girls (Jamiroquai tribute) performs Friday in Eden Hall, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Crystal Bright & The Silverhands (world folk) perform Friday in the Barn, 6:45-8 p.m.; and Saturday in Eden Hall, 12:15-1:30 p.m.

Zoe Jakes & Lisa Zahiya present House of Tarot (performance art) Friday in Eden Hall, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Vaud & the Villains (orchestral cabaret) perform Friday on the Lakeside stage, 8:15-9:25 p.m.

The Coffee Zombies (contra dance band) perform in Brookside on Friday, 10:15-11:45 p.m.; Saturday, 3:45-5:45 p.m.; and Sunday, 10-11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.- 1:45 p.m.

Beats Antique (electronic world fusion) performs Friday on the Lakeside stage, 10:25-11:55 p.m.

Solas (Celtic) performs Friday in the Barn, 10:45 p.m.-midnight.; Saturday on the Lakeside stage, 6-7:15 p.m.; and leads a workshop in the Jam Tavern on Saturday, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Ethan Crump (singer-songwriter) performs Saturday in the Barn, 12:15-1:30 p.m.; and in the Jam Tavern, 7-8:30 p.m.

Dar Williams (singer-songwiter) performs Saturday on the Lakeside stage, 2-3:15 p.m.; and in the Barn, 10:45 p.m.-midnight.

The Southern Fried Poetry Slam championship round takes place Saturday in Eden Hall, 8-11 p.m.

Third World (reggae) performs Saturday on the Lakeside Stage, 8:10-9:40 p.m.

Balkan Beat Box (global dancehall) performs Saturday on the Lakeside stage, 10:35 p.m.-midnight

The Primate Fiasco (Ameritronica) performs in Eden Hall Saturday, 1:45-3 a.m. (late night); and Sunday, 12:45-1:45 p.m.

Here Come the Mummies (funk) perform Sunday on the Lakeside Stage, 2:25-3:50 p.m.

Squirrel Nut Zippers (jazz and swing) perform Sunday on Lakeside stage, 4:30-6 p.m.

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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