LEAF is bringing a lineup extraordinary artists to perform at the 49th LEAF Festival, taking place Thursday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 20 near Asheville at the majestic Lake Eden in Black Mountain.

With over 400 performing artists representing 15-plus different countries, five family adventure villages, 80-plus craft and culinary vendors, healing arts, music and earth skills workshops, and a global community steeped in tradition, LEAF welcomes all walks of life for an unforgettable weekend experience.

The theme this year is “Reach for the Stars.”

Highlights of the event include four-time Grammy Award-winning Beninese Afro-Beat superstar Angelique Kidjo who will bring her pioneering music, renowned humanitarian work, and undeniable legacy.

Kidjo is one of BBC’s “50 most iconic figures African Figures,” The Guardian’s “Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World” and Forbes’ first woman to be listed among “The 40 Most Powerful & Influential Celebrities in Africa.”

In addition, Nashville based American Folk trio The Wood Brothers will bring their innovative blues & jazz infused roots music to 49th LEAF Festival stage.

Emerging as a marquee artist & composer through Snarky Puppy, whose solo on “Lingus” video touts nearly 20,000,000 views on Youtube, Cory Henry is one of the most highly acclaimed piano & keys innovators of our generation. Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles are taking the mainstage by storm headlining the 49th LEAF Festival.

Kids under 10 get in for free. Admission is $60-$71. Purchase your tickets in advance for a discount. Visit www.theleaf.org.

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