Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance – October 4-7, 2012


Silk Hope, NC –The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will hold its annual fall festival from Thursday, October 4 to Sunday, October 7, 2012. The festival will feature more than 50 bands and performers on two big outdoor stages, a large Dance Tent, and an intimate Cabaret Tent. Located on 72 beautiful farmland acres at 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road in Silk Hope, 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, environmental sustainability workshops, and much more in a family-friendly environment.

More info at http://www.shakorihillsgrassroots.org

Featured acts include: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Donna the Buffalo, The Wailers, Preston Frank, Driftwood, Suénalo, YARN, Elephant Revival, Steep Canyon Rangers, Fatoumata Diawara, Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys, Lost In the Trees, Hoots & Hellmouth, Rupa & The April Fishes, J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices, Shannon Whitworth, Casey Driessen, and ArtOfficial

Local favorites include: LiLa, Songs of Water, Mipso, Deer Clan Singers, The Mighty Sanfordaires, Ayr Mountaineers, Big Fat Gap, Carolina Lightning, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, Music From the Gathering Church, Crys Matthews, Mason’s Apron, Randy Dean Whitt, The Morning After, Little Root, Bulltown Strutters, and Cane Creek Cloggers

Other great acts on the bill: Kelley & The Cowboys, Red June, Big Cosmo, Elastic Bond, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, Jacob Jeffries Band, Unknown Tongues, Green Grass Cloggers, Laura Thurston Band, River Whyless, Ben Miller Band, Locust Honey, Billy Jonas, Joe Bell & The Stinging Blades, and moreŠ

Performer bios listed here: http://shakorihillsgrassroots.org/festival/performers-fall-2012
Festival tickets are on sale now and available by phone and at www.shakorihillsgrassroots.org/tickets-info. Four-day passes are $95 in advance and $100 at the gate. Youth 4-day passes are $55. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Day passes are $25 (Thurs), $35 (Fri), $45 (Sat), and $25 (Sun). Youth prices (13-15) are $12, $17, $20, and $12. Tent camping is $10 per tent and vehicle camping is $50 in advance and $60 at the gate.