Important Covid 19 Health & Safety Update
The 50th LEAF Festival will officially be held Oct 22-25, 2020
During this unprecedented world phenomenon, LEAF Global Arts is drawing upon the beauty and healing power of 25 years of hosting a world gathering built on friends, family, tradition, arts, culture and MUSIC to face the gravity of how we move forward together. In accordance with the Social Distancing mandates issued by NC Governor Roy Cooper, safety measures implemented by the CDC, and the health-centric mindset embraced by our staff & board – the Spring LEAF Festival, originally scheduled for May 14-17, 2020 is officially shifting to combine with our Fall Festival taking place Oct 22-25, 2020 – for a special 50th Festival Celebration honoring all we hold dear about our Global Community.
“What does it mean to connect cultures & create community through music & arts? It’s simply this… To create a container to hold experiences so profound, so inspirational, and so unifying that they shatter all expectations of who we think we should be… awakening us to who we truly are when we embrace the world as family. LEAF believes a single moment can transform one’s life for the better. When you multiply those moments by 25 years, 50 festivals and hundreds of thousands of individuals hailing from all over the globe… we believe we are transforming the world for the better. What do you experience at LEAF Festival? Powerful artistic expression, enduring cultural legacy, a welcoming community of all walks of life? Absolutely…, and it goes a bit deeper than that. What brings people back time after time to our little oasis in the Blue Ridge Mountains? True healing, transformation, and perhaps even a little bit of real magic.” ~ Ehren Cruz, Artistic Director