LEAF Festival will return to the picturesque hills of North Carolina this spring when the four-day music event produced LEAF Community Arts takes place at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC beginning Thursday, May 9th to Sunday, May 12th. This year’s springtime event will feature headlining performances from India.Arie, Trevor Hall, and Shovels & Rope, in addition to Larkin Poe, Black Violin, The War and Treaty, Molly Tuttle, The East Pointer, and many more.
Other artists who are featured on the event’s spring 2019 poster shared on Friday include Dirtwire, Gina Chavez, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Jon Stickley Trio, Sweet Crude, Sean Ardoin, Victory Boyd, Sammy Miller & The Congregation, and Jarlath Henderson, just to name a few.
“For the 48th LEAF Festival, we’ve scoured the globe to select artists who are architects of positive change using the strength & resilience of their creative expression to uplift our communities,” LEAF Artistic Director Ehren Cruz mentioned in a statement about their spring lineup. “As LEAF Community Arts approaches a new phase in its legacy with the creation of a year-round Global Arts Center, we welcome one and all to gather at the beautiful Lake Eden to celebrate this new inspiring chapter in our journey together. Bring your hopes, your dreams, your families, and an open heart for a world culture celebration you will never forget.”
For those who may be unfamiliar, LEAF Community Arts is a non-profit organization which donates all festival proceeds to cultural arts education programs on both local and global levels. Since launching in 2004, “LEAF Schools & Streets” has helped over 55,000 youth beneficiaries with programs in over 20 Western North Carolina locations. The other LEAF Festival scheduled for 2019 will take place in the fall on October 17th-20th.
Fans can click here to purchase tickets to the spring 2019 event, which are on sale now. Fans can also check out the event’s spring 2019 poster below for the full lineup of scheduled performers.