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Rising AppTwice a year we invite ONE AND ALL to explore a magical world music festival where the very best of music, art, and culture join together to strengthen community through the power of creativity. 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 scowers the globe for artists, musicians, performers, entertainers, presenters, and teachers that not only are the great in their craft, but who also care deeply for education through arts. Many of our musicians and artists not only offer multiple shows at our festival,  but remain within our community for up to a week before the event to teach in school residencies, perform in local showcases, and share their gifts with children of all ages to help engender a culture of service through the arts.              

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 we have served over 41,000 youth with programs in over 15 community locations and in 10 countries worldwide. Your attendance at LEAF not only provides you with an amazing weekend experience for your friends and family, but supports those without opportunity to live their dreams through music and arts.  

UPCOMING LEAF FESTIVAL DATES!

2014: MAY 8-11  & OCTOBER 16-19

2015: MAY 7-10  & OCTOBER 15-18
 
2016: MAY 12-19 & OCTOBER 20-23

 2017: MAY 11-14 & OCTOBER 19-22

"We decided to make it so that everyone would NOT ONLY like LEAF... They would LOOOOOVE LEAF! "~ LEAF Creativity Team

"Ahhhhleaf. If only the "replay" button really would..." ~ Karen Vickers

"I say it every time...LEAF remains my absolute favorite festival around: best music; best food; best crowd; best vibe." ~ Sam Ganly

"I get it now- truly magical- thank you!" ~ Gilda


TentArtPieceCreative Campsite Winners of past LEAFs:


Oct 2013: Winner unknown?? Did not respond to note. Keith Shubert once again had a stellar site.
May 2013: Austen Mikulka & Friends, LEAF Staff for years in Creativity, Murals & Photography
Oct 2012: Keith Shubert, pupetteer extraordinaire.    

May 2012: Michael Mooney , tall bike freak.

Oct 2011: Paul Van Heden , the hexiyurt crew.         

May 2011: Campsite next to lake with beautiful wood art.

Oct 2010: 1st Winner was Cecile Thompson, The Amazing Grace ladies.


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Enjoy the soundtrack of May LEAF Fest on LEAF Radio!

 

 

The festival weekend program is the best way to browse all the festival events and happenings. Click here  explore most recent published program:

October 2013

LEAF WEEKEND PROGRAM

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