Saturday, February 4, 2012

Lake Eden Arts Festival announces Spring lineup

The Lake Eden Arts Festival celebrates the blues during Spring LEAF May 10-13 in Black Mountain, its 34th festival. Versatile blues music legend Taj Mahal serves as the festival headliner with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and Preservation Hall Jazz Band (pictured above). Other artists include Corey Harris & the Rasta Blues Experience, David Bromberg, the Red City Ramblers, and King Britt presents Sister Gertrude Morgan. Other blues performers include Pop Ferguson, Gaye Adegbalola with Roddy Barnes, Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Cary Fridley & Down South, Captain Luke & Cool John Ferguson, and the Shane Pruitt Band. There are also artists from Ecuador, China, Tanzania, and Ireland and a dance area featuring everything from Cajun to to Salsa to techno.

The always eclectic lineup includes blues-folk, world music, dance, and traditional blues. The entire lineup is online here. Other events include workshops, youth performances, poetry slams, drum circles, jam sessions, storytelling, acrobats, and step and fiddles contests. 

For more on the festival, volunteering, and its international and youth programs click here

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