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3rd Annual LEAF Downtown AVL
August 4 @ 4:00 pm - August 5 @ 10:00 pm
4-10PM (Fri), 11-10PM (Sat) / Consult website for ticketing and daily schedules
There’s a reason this magazine continues to be a cosponsor of the Spring, Fall, and Downtown Asheville LEAFs: it’s easily one of the more dynamic arts, culture, and music ongoing events in our region. This, the 3rd Annual LEAF Downtown AVL, will feature headliners The Family Stone, who still wanna take you higher even in the absence of the almighty Sly Stone, and the Easy Star All-Stars, famed for their reggae/dub excursions into everything from Pink Floyd to Radiohead.
Other don’t-miss acts will be the Black Masala funk brass band, Southern rockers The Lefties, Nex Millen’s old-school hip-hop and funk block party, a Moog Minifooger pedal play demonstration by Samuel Irvin IV, and the Freedom Song Circle (on Friday); and the family/kids music of Billy Jonas, D.C. go-go from Rare Essence, Hokum Blues by the Fly By Night Rounders, a big drum jam led by Chief Shaka Zulu, Adama Dembele and Imhotep & Darrell Rose, and the LEAF Delta House Jazz Band (on Saturday). And don’t miss either the LEAF Downtown Parade (3:15PM Sat.) and the 5k “Run Your Ash Off!” race (9AM Saturday).