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Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival cancels Spring 2020 festival

More sad news as music festivals continue to cancel in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, this time from the good folks over at Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival:

CHATHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA — “The time has come to make a tough decision regarding the 18th Annual Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance.

“As you all know, Shakori Hills is a very special place that brings together music and dance fans twice a year to celebrate life and art. Therefore, you know how painful it is to announce the cancellation of the Spring 2020 festival due to the coronavirus.

“Carol Woodell, board president of the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center (SHCAC), would like you to know, “In the interest of slowing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and with particular concern for the health of our festival family, the performers, staff, and our Chatham County community, it is with deep sadness that we are canceling our Spring festival,” said Carol Woodell, board president of the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center.

“The SHCAC is also cancelling all other programs until further notice, including all Road to Shakori shows, the Junior Appalachian Musicians classes, and multiple voice and art classes.”

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Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance features Galactic, Donna the Buffalo, Roosevelt Collier, Tan and Sober Gentlemen, Shiloh Hill and many more Oct. 3-6

PITTSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA — The 16th Annual Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is set for Oct. 3–6 on an idyllic 72 acres in bucolic Chatham County, less than an hour’s drive from Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro.

More than 50 performers, including Galactic, Donna the Buffalo, Roosevelt Collier, Tan and Sober Gentlemen and Shiloh Hill, will appear on four stages over four days. Other activities include yoga, dance and sustainability workshops.

The festival site has been described as a “music lovers’ paradise” and offers affordable tent, vehicle and RV camping options. Four-day and single-day tickets are on sale now and children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Learn more at  https://shakorihillsgrassroots.org/tickets-info/

The nonprofit festival benefits the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center. The Arts Center provides free, or greatly reduced, music and arts programming to Chatham, Orange and Durham counties.

The following ticket outlets will have four-day tickets:
Circle City Books (Pittsboro)
The Regulator Bookshop (Durham)
Townsend Bertram & Co (Carrboro)
Schoolkids Records (Raleigh & Chapel Hill)
Redix Store (Wilmington & Wrightsville Beach)
REI Co-op (Raleigh, Cary, Durham)

 


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Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance Spring 2019 lineup features Lukas Nelson and Promise of The Real, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

From the good folks over at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival:

Our line-up is always carefully crafted to showcase national, regional, and local acts that span multiple genres. This spring Lukas Nelson and Promise of The Real will headline with their rocking Americana and country roots in what promises to be electrifying performance. We welcome back the West African and funk sounds of Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba and our bluegrass buddies Driftwood. Local rock favorites Arson Daily almost burned down the Grove Stage last year with their high energy set so you know we had to get them back.

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First Listen: Shiloh Hill releases ‘Gardens’ new single, video to kick off ‘Magic Cool Bus’ tour

Shiloh Hill is a self-described eclectic folk-rock band that layers traditional folk instruments over a rock band rhythm section. My husband and I had the pleasure of discovering their unique sound last year at Craft City Sip-In in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Annual Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance celebrates its ‘Sweet Sixteen’ on May 3-6

It’s Shakori Season again and the Spring Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance‎ is set for Thursday, May 3, through Sunday, May 6, 2018, in bucolic Chatham County, North Carolina — just down the road from Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Burlington and Greensboro. The 16th anniversary of this annual event is more like a taking a cruise than attending a festival, organizers say.

“If you really want to get away and not just escape in the music, you can not only relax but learn something new, like how to make cider,” says David Dean, director of media and PR for the festival. “It’s a very diverse palette: educating your mind, healing your body and moving your soul.”

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Donna the Buffalo’s Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance returns to Chatham County, North Carolina, on Oct. 5-8, 2017

The annual fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, set for Thursday, Oct. 5 to Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, features more than 50 bands and performers on four stages surrounded by 72 acres of verdant farmland in bucolic Chatham County, North Carolina – just down the road from Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Burlington and Greensboro. Continue reading


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15th annual Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance set for May 4-7, 2017

 The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance will hold its 15th annual spring festival from Thursday, May 4, to Sunday, May 7. The festival will feature more than 40 bands and performers on two big outdoor stages, a large Dance Tent and an intimate Cabaret Tent. The festival, hosted by Donna the Buffalo, is located at 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro, on 72 beautiful farmland acres in Chatham County, North Carolina, just down the road from Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Burlington and Greensboro. The festival also features local crafts, delicious food, various children’s activities, healing arts practitioners, dancing and music workshops, environmental sustainability forums and much more in a family-friendly setting. To get more details, visit Tickets & Info Page.

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

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.

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Tickets still available for Donna the Buffalo with Peter Rowan at The Rives Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 21

Donna the Buffalo with Peter Rowan are coming to The Rives Theatre in uptown Martinsville, Virginia, on Saturday, Nov. 21, in what is being billed as possibly the venue’s biggest show since it was re-opened five years ago. Continue reading