47th Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) “Bringing it Home”: Black Mountain, NC @ Lake Eden
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day
47th Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) "Bringing it Home": Black Mountain, NC @ Lake Eden

LEAF Festival is “Bringing It Home” this Fall

2018 Featuring Digable Planets, Railroad Earth, Eddie Palmieri & many more!

LEAF Community Arts is thrilled to announce its dynamic lineup of performing artists for the Fall 2018 LEAF Festival, taking place Thursday, October 18th to Sunday, October 21st near Asheville at the majestic Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC. With 400+ performing artists representing 12 different countries, 5 family adventure villages, 80+ craft & culinary vendors, 50+ 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. Kids under 10 FREE!

“Bringing it Home” Festival Feature Notes:

• Resilient nations championed: Puerto Rico, Congo, Tibet, Gambia, Costa Rica & Mexico

• Grammy Winning Hip-Hop Pioneers Digable Planets feat. Full (5) piece Live Band

• 10x Grammy Winning Salsa Legend Eddie Palmieri performs Puerto Rico Tribute

• Sona Jobarteh first professional female Kora player in Gambia on debut US Tour

What does HOME mean to you?

“Is it in the streets, fields, and forests where you grew up? Or does it rest in the warm embrace of a loved one after a long day? Of all the places we plant our roots, few things bring us HOME in our hearts like music. The strum of a guitar, the beat of a drum, the echoing chorus of a favorite song… Music holds a way of guiding us to a place of inner peace, joy and sanctuary unlike anything in this world. For 24 years, LEAF has thrived as a community born of friendships, memories, and cultural celebration.. and for the 47th LEAF, we will take that legacy one step further welcoming artists from nations who find their homes in great peril, yet despite all odds continue to share their music, message, and medicine with us all. Join us this FALL where three generations of families hailing from the four corners of the Globe will gather to celebrate the power of music & arts to “Bring Us Home” as ONE Family once again.“

~ Ehren Cruz, Performing Arts Director OFFICIAL 47th LEAF


Digable Planets, Railroad Earth Eddie Palmieri’s Salsa Orchestra Valerie June, Here Come the Mummies, Kishi Bashi Sona Jobarteh, Jupiter & Okwess, Elise Trouw Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, The Dustbowl Revival, Birds of Chicago The Mystical Arts of Tibet, Digging Roots, House of Waters Maybe April, Ron Artis II, Kaia Kater, The Screaming J’s, Doctor Nativo Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher, Supatight, Yellow Feather, Bombassic Carly Taich, NataDas, The Campfire Reverends, LEAF International Costa Rica & Mexico Unifire Theatre, Illuminera, Trillium Dance Co, NU Paradigm, Imagine Circus, Tribe Zanzibar Golden Trumpets | Contra: The Mean Lids, Fyre & Ashe, DR Shadow, Seth Tepfer, Terry Doyle 47th Southern Fried Poetry Slam, 7th Annual Toybox Theater Puppetry Slam, & many more…

The Castle Presents Beer & Fear Bash: Jamestown, NC @ Castle McCulloch
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 2:00 am
The Castle Presents Beer & Fear Bash: Jamestown, NC @ Castle McCulloch

The Beer & Fear Bash Is The Biggest & Wildest Halloween Costumed Theme Party on the East Coast! Join Us Saturday, October 27th At The Castle For A Deliciously Frightful Night Full Of Spooks, Music, And Dancing! Explore All Of The 12 Uniquely Themed Bars, Clubs, & Party Areas With Performances By Musical Talents From Kick Ass Live Bands & Outrageous Dj Sets!

Bring Your Bare As You Dare Attitude, In Costume (Costume Required For Entry), To Party To A Whole New Level Of Excitement! Don’t Forget The EPIC Costume Contest With Multiple Cash Prizes To Make it A Night You’ll Never Forget.

Quench Your Thirst At Any One Of The 12 Bars With Service From Our Smokin Bartenders! Expect Sizzling Entertainment, Sexy Dancers, Aerial Acrobatic Performances, Mesmerizing Fire Dancers, Spooktacular Costumes, Great Eats From Food Trucks Or From The Exclusive Private Lounge Ticket Upgrade!

NC Comicon: Durham, NC @ Armory
Nov 10 all-day
NC Comicon: Durham, NC @ Armory

The greatest three-day comic book show in the Triangle returns!

NC Comicon: Bull City is Durham, North Carolina’s Premier Comicon and it’s coming to the Durham Convention Center 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2018! We’re better, badder, bigger, and can’t wait to show off!

New exhibits. New panels. New workshops. New all-encompassing comic book pop culture overload experience! And of course we once again welcome the finest vendors in comic books, toys, and collectibles as well as a plethora of phenomenal comic book creators from the triangle area and around the world. All of this plus our massive fan-favorite Cosplay Contest!

Join us for the best one-on-one workshops and one-of-a-kind panels by industry professionals and local talent! We have everything that you’re looking for, from costume making and world building, to toy collecting and so much more! It’s all right here, and all panels and classes are free with admission! And just wait till you attend our amazing Saturday-night party, a night of cosplay, dancing, and music like you’ve never seen before!