Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, April 18-21


Silk Hope, NC – The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will hold its annual spring festival from Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 21, 2013. 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.

Featured acts include: Keller Williams & The Travelin’ McCourys, Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits, Donna the Buffalo, Solas,The Horse Flies, John Brown’s Body, Preston Frank, Locos Por Juana, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, Thousands of One, Joan Soriano,David Wax MuseumThe Beast + Big Band ft. Yomira John, Dirty Bourbon River Show, The Brothers Comatose

Local favorites include: Dark Water Rising, Greg Humphreys, Lizzy Ross Band, John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff, Sarah Shook & The Devil, Onward, Soldiers, Loamlands, Ironing Board Sam, Randy Dean Whitt, Gasoline Stove, Big Fat Gap, Lynn Blakey, The Major Sevens, The Tender Fruit, Big Ron Hunter, Deep Chatham, Humble Tripe, Pat Cohen, Hindugrass, Captain Luke,Too Much Fun, Apple Chill Cloggers, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, Big Al Hall & His Bare Hands, Bubba Norwood, The Bulltown Strutters, Ben Payton, Boo Hanks, Liz Bliss, Trilogy, & more…Other great acts on the bill: Ben Miller Band, Noot d’Noot, Tractor Beam, Abdias Ernesto Garcia, Equanimous Minds, DJ Bill Kelly, D&D Sluggers, Cyril Lance, Richard McVay, The Mighty Wonders, Lakota John, Laney Jones, The Owen Family Band, Susana & Timmy Abell, Tanglewood Puppets, Chompin’ At the Bit, Nora Dial Stanley, Sandbox Band, Matt Tedder, & more…

Festival tickets are on sale now and available by phone and at www.shakorihillsgrassroots.org/tickets-info. Four-day passes are $100 in advance and $110 at the gate. Youth 4-day passes are $55. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Day passes are $28 (Thurs), $38 (Fri), $48 (Sat), and $28 (Sun). Youth prices (13-15) are $14, $19, $24, and $14. Tent camping is $15 per tent and vehicle camping is $60 in advance and $75 at the gate.

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