Downtown Asheville is in for an exciting soulful weekend with the 2nd annual LEAF celebration that’s happening on Saturday and Sunday. LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival) is a long time running festival that happens in May and October in Black Mountain, NC. However LEAF Downtown in the summer is a new thing and brings the celebration of music, art, and culture to downtown Asheville.
There’s always a theme and this weekend’s theme is “Soul Town.” The musical talent reflects the theme. LEAF draws local, regional, and even national talent. The year’s lineup features bands and musicians with soul, funk, R&B, and worldly sound. View the lineup here. LEAF is so much more than music though; it’s a celebration of communities, creativity, and diversity for the whole family. You’ll be entertained between the music, the food, the street performers, activities, and more. Browse and shop the art vendors. Explore the culinary scene. You can even get your exercise in with the Art Dash 5K run. Best of all this complete cultural experience is FREE!
The LEAF Pre-Party features Papadosio and kicks off on Friday, July 29th at New Mountain AVL Amphitheater. In the spirit of LEAF, the proceeds of this event support LEAF Schools and Streets.
Pack Square is the place to be this weekend! “Come get down with soul town!”