LEAF Announces The 38th Festival Lineup,

A Celebration of Global Funk


LEAF is thrilled to announce the stellar lineup of performing artists for the Spring 2014 LEAF Festival, taking place May 8-11 in Black Mountain, NC. “Free Your Funky Self” at the 38th LEAF Festival and experience multiple cultures with Grammy-winning Funk-master Bootsy Collins & the Funk Unity Band; American Chicano rockers Los Lobos celebrating their 40th anniversary; and the experimental world fusion trio known as Beats Antique.


Returning LEAF favorites include Afro-pop and Reggae influenced Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and a Brooklyn Bhangra dance party with Red Baraat. The 38th LEAF features more Grammy nominated performers such as the harmonious duo, Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien (Americana/Roots), Boukman Eksperyans (Hatian Rock/Reggae) and  twice-nominated Locos por Juana (Afro-Caribbean, Hip-Hop/Funk).The lineup rounds out with genre-bending performances from soulful and funky multi-instrumentalistZach Deputy, transcendental folk-rockers Elephant Revival 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, 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.


Purchase tickets online at theLEAF.org or by phone at 828-686-8742. All prices are discounted through March 31st. 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. Funky costumes and festive attitudes welcome!


Spring LEAF 2014 Performing Arts Lineup:

Bootsy Collins & the Funk Unity Band • Los Lobos (40th year anniversary) • Beats Antique  Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars  Red Baraat  Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien


Boukman Eksperyans  Zach Deputy  Elephant Revival  Locos por Juana  The Lee Boys  Town Mountain Roosevelt Collier Presents: Funk in the Round  Zing Experience  Turkuaz  Billy Jonas Band


Contra w/ Wild Asparagus & Perpetual Emotion   Alash Tuvan Throat Singers  Kim & Reggie Harris  The Whitetop Mountaineers  Empire Strikes Brass  The Fritz  Adams, Queen & Rifkin   Molasses Creek  Techno Contra w/ DJ Jor-D  Unifire Theater  One Leg Up  Zulu Connection  Montuno   Infinite GeometryDarrell Rose  Whee Ahh Fairie Kin  Toy Boat Circus Arts  Jake Hollifield Art V Experience The Screaming J’s  Kickin’ It Crew Jelly Dome  LEAF Poetry Slam w/ James Nave  Rushfest Contra Experience  Alex Krug Combo  Contra Callers: Diane Silver, George Marshall, & Jesse Edgerton