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13th Annual Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance set for Oct. 6-9, 2016

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The 13th annual Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will feature more  than 50 bands and performers on two big outdoor stages, a large dance tent and a more intimate Cabaret Tent on Oct. 6-9 in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

Located on 72 acres of farmland in Chatham County, North Carolina, just down the road from Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Burlington and Greensboro. There will also be local crafts, delicious food, many children’s activities, healing arts practitioners, dancing and music workshops, environmental sustainability forums and much more in a family-friendly setting, according to the event’s Facebook page.

Featured acts include Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Donna the Buffalo, Solas, Eilen Jewell, AJ Ghent, Sarah Potenza, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Kinobe & The Wamu Spirit, Darlingside, Cortadito, Shabutaso African Dance, The Mike + Ruthy Band, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Los Texmaniacs, Elastic Bond, Dr. Bacon, Preston Frank, Hubby Jenkins, Richie & Rosie, Electric Piquete, Awalom Gebremariam, The Midatlantic and Lobo Marino

Local favorites include Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, Lizzy Ross, dub Addis, Jack the Radio, Gasoline Stove, Tuskha, Hank, Pattie & The Current, Kamara Thomas & The Night Drivers, Cane Creek Cloggers, Mint Julep Jazz Band, Bulltown Strutters, Kitty Box & The Johnnys, Hoppin’ John Presents: Old-Time, James Olin Oden, The Outboards, Trio Luna & The High Vibes, Liz Bliss and The Shakori Hills Vinyl Lounge.

Children’s performances include Paperhand Puppet Intervention, Big Bang Boom, Carolina Pine Cones, Big Wonderful Variety Show, Sisters’ Voices, Triangle Home Nursery and Casey’s Laugh & Learn.

Festival tickets are available by phone (919- 542-8142) and at

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