Our lineup for the 42nd LEAF Festival (May 12 – 15, 2016) is here! 


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For over 20 years, each May & October an intergenerational family of 12000 people join together upon the beautiful Lake Eden land to experience the power music, art and culture has to transform lives, strengthen community, and foster unity.   LEAF Festival takes place on the site of the old Historic Black Mountain College with a stunning mix of rolling hills, lakes, streams, and mountain beauty on hundreds of acres of comfortable camping grounds. LEAF scours the globe for artists, musicians, performers and facilitators that are not only masters of their craft, but who also care deeply for the power of arts education.

LEAF Community Arts is a non-profit organization in which all donations and festival profit goes towards music and arts education programming locally and globally! Since 2004 LEAF Schools & Streets has served over 45,000 youth with programs in over 20 Western North Carolina locations while LEAF International features Cultural preservation programs in 10 countries worldwide. Your attendance at LEAF not only provides you with an amazing weekend experience with friends and family, but supports youth with an opportunity to live out their dreams through music and arts.


We offer our sincere love and gratitude to all of the performers, staff, volunteers, and community members who came together to make 41st LEAF Festival Celebrating the Spirit of new Orleans a tremendous success! Looking forward we are thrilled to introduce our lineup for the 42nd LEAF Festival!  Click HERE to explore!

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Save the Dates for LEAF Festival
: May 12-15 & October 20-23
2017: May 11-14 & October 19-22 

LEAF Festival Stages




Are you a singer-songwriter and want 
 to perform at LEAF Festival?  
Click the banner to explore the 3rd
Newsong Singer-Songwriter contest:

#LEAFLove to our Stage Sponsors! 
Main Stage Sponsor FBFC 40th-logo
“Presenting The Barn”

“Presenting Roots Family Stage”