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For Immediate Release: July 22, 2014

39th LEAF Festival Announces Final Headliner Addition:

 

Robert Randolph and The Family Band

LEAF is overjoyed to announce the final headliner for its 39th festival. Robert Randolph and the Family Band, a virtuoso of sacred steel and American blues, joins De La Soul, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Rising Appalachia and many more as they “Celebrate Unity, Inspire Every Voice.” The Fall 2014 LEAF Festival, October 16-19, in Black Mountain, NC hosts a variety of performances and activities for the whole family.


Dubbed one of the Top 100 Guitar Players of All Time by Rolling Stone, some recognize Randolph as one of the best steel pedal guitar players around. The theme for this year’s LEAF Festival is  “Celebrate Unity, Inspire Every Voice,” which falls in line with Randolph’s recent project to remodel an abandoned school building in his hometown to open the Robert Randolph Music and Arts Program. “There hasn't been any arts in the schools, period, since I was in high school," Randolph says. "So my whole motivation changed to a full-­on effort to get these kids into music, and also find out what other passions they have and try to offer that. These kids don't have anything to do, they don't have any hope." Through both his performances and outreach, Randolph makes the perfect match with the LEAF mission to connect cultures and create community through music and arts education programs.

Purchase LEAF Festival 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. Festive attitudes welcome!

Fall LEAF 2014 Performing Arts Lineup:

De La Soul | Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn | Robert Randolph & The Family Band

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!)

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For Immediate Release: July 11, 2014

LEAF Announces The 39th Festival Lineup:

                           Celebrate Unity, Inspire Every Voice 

 

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 39thLEAF 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

Singers | Mande FolyWyatt Espalin (Spring 2014 Newsong Singer Songwriter Winner!

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LEAF Community Arts is the official name of our non-profit organization, but you can call us LEAF. In 2013, we archived the name Lake Eden Arts Festival, honoring our history and recognizing LEAF arts education programs extend beyond the festival all year long. LEAF connects cultures & creates community through music & arts. Since 2004 LEAF has served more than 42,000 youth in the Asheville area and 10 countries. Our three branches are LEAF Festival, LEAF Schools & Streets and LEAF International.
 
Check out the 3 branches of LEAF:
LEAF Festival - World Music and Arts in a Majestic Outdoor Family Setting
LEAF Schools & Streets - Asheville Area Arts Education Programs
LEAF International - Cultural Traditions Arts Education Programs in 9 countries

Check out our new names through social media
Twitter: LEAF Community Arts @LEAF_Community
Facebook: LEAF Community Arts
YouTube: LEAF Community Arts
 

 
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"More than 100 million Americans attend arts and cultural festivals each year. It is time that we start to examine these festivals more closely," said NEA Chairman. Presenting the 1st study of outdoor arts festivals, LEAF and the National Black Arts Festival were the two organizations (out of 1,400 participants) selected to speak at the NEA Advisory Council (Presidental Appointed) annual meeting. LISTEN...

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