Thank you for creating magic at the 42nd LEAF Festival! 


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For over 20 years, each May & October an intergenerational family of 12,000 people join together upon the beautiful Lake Eden grounds 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 proceeds supports cultural 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. 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 provides a platform for fostering growth of youth into artistic leaders in their communities worldwide.


We offer our sincere love and gratitude to all of the performers, staff, volunteers, and community members who came together to make 42nd LEAF Festival – “World Fusion with Cuban Spice” a tremendous success! Looking forward we are thrilled to introduce our lineup for the 43rd LEAF Festival soon!  

 Fall LEAF Festival ’16 Tickets on Sale June 1st! 

Looking Ahead! Save these LEAF Festival Dates!
 2016: October 20-23
 2017: May 11-14 & October 19-22 

LEAF Festival Stages

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Congratulations to Ethan Crump –  
Grand Prize Winner, 3rd Annual Newsong Singer-Songwriter Contest:


#LEAFLove to our Stage Sponsors! 
LakesideStage Sponsor

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“Presenting The Barn”

“Presenting Roots Family Stage”