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Spring Edition of Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival to Celebrate 15th Anniversary

The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will celebrate its 15th annual spring festival from Thursday, May 4 to Sunday, May 7, 2017. The festival will present more than 40 bands and performers on two big outdoor stages, a large Dance Tent, and an intimate Cabaret Tent.

The featured acts this year include: Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Donna the Buffalo, Aurelio, Todd Snider with Great American Taxi, Amy Helm, Big Mean Sound Machine, Lost Bayou Ramblers, BIG Something, Driftwood, Preston Frank, Jim Lauderdale, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Blind Spots, Dr. Bacon, Travers Brothership, Uma Galera, FABI, Telekinetic Walrus, Urban Soil, Rivers, Bare Bones A Capella, and Aaron Burdett.

Local acts scheduled to perform include: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Dex Romweber Duo, Crucial Fiya, Williamson Brothers Bluegrass Band, Django Haskins, The Beast, Orquesta GarDel, Apple Chill Cloggers, The Hoppin’ Johnnies, Ellis Dyson & The Shambles, Big Fat Gap, The Five Points Rounders Rowdy Square Dance, Dwight Hawkins & The Piedmont Highballers, Laila Nur & The Love Riot, Blue Cactus, DISHOOM, DJ Tymellord, Muningu, Will Ridenour & Gabriel Pelli, Carolina Ukulele Ensemble, The Shakori Hills Vinyl Lounge.

The festival is located on 72 beautiful farmland acres in Chatham County, North Carolina, near Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Burlington, and Greensboro.

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival also includes 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.

More info at www.shakorihillsgrassroots.org


Six Latin Music Acts at Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance 2016

Mariachi Flor de Toloache
Mariachi Flor de Toloache

Six Latin music acts are scheduled to perform at the Fall Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance. The festival takes place on Thursday, October 6 to Sunday, October 9.

This fall we’re excited to have so many Latin bands,” says Sara Waters, Festival Co-Coordinator. “Many of them are our great friends we’ve met through the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival in Miami. We have also invited Texas conjunto band, Los Texmaniacs, to bring some music from the Texas/Mexico border that we don’t get much in North Carolina and a female mariachi band called Mariachi Flor de Toloache, which I’m particularly excited about!

The Latin bands include Los Texmaniacs, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Electric Piquete, Cortadito, and Elastic Bond. The festival will also feature a variety of roots music from over 40 bands and performers, a variety of food vendors, dance and music workshops, and a healing area designed to give festivalgoers the treatment their bodies deserve.

Festival tickets are on sale now and available by phone (919- 542-8142) and at www.shakorihillsgrassroots.org/tickets-info.

Shakori Hills is located at: 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.