Behind the scenes of LEAF’s extensive lineup

(Mountain XPress) This month’s LEAF marks the 37th festival over the course of nearly two decades. Through those years, the biannual Black Mountain-based music and arts weekend, held each May and October, has racked up its fair share of milestones and commendations. This year, festivals.com named Spring LEAF “Greatest Event of The Day.”  There’s more to the fête than great bands. A lot of booking takes place each January at APAP/NYC, a global performing-arts conference. “There are agents and talent buyers from all over the country, and we do meetings every 15 minutes for eight hours a day,” says Sinkovic. Band availability and “fortuitous routing” are key but, more importantly, “agents have to understand that LEAF is not just another festival on the circuit.”

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Posted on October 17, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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