Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival Celebrating 15th Anniversary This Spring

Pittsboro, NC – The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & 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. Located 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.
Featured acts 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, Aaron Burdett
Local favorites 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
Children’s performances by: Paperhand Puppet Intervention, Bulltown Strutters, Carolina Pine Cones, Big Wonderful Variety Show, Sisters’ Voices, Walker Street Fiddlers, Flamenco Carolina, Presley Barker, Jacob Vaughan, The Fernandez Sisters, Tanglewood Puppets, Imagine Circus, Casey’s Laugh & Learn
Festival tickets are on sale now and available by phone (919- 542-8142) and at
4-day passes – $114 in advance (through May 3rd) / $124 at gate
Youth (13-15) 4-day passes – $59 advance / $64 at gate
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
1-day passes – $32 (Thurs), $42 (Fri), $42 (Sat), and $32 (Sun) – all with $5 off if purchased in advance
Youth (13-15) 1-day – $16 (Thu), $21 (Fri), $21 (Sat), and $16 (Sun) – only at gate
Tent camping – $15 advance / $20 at gate
Vehicle camping – $86 advance / $94 at gate
RV Camping – $125 / $135 at gate
Shakori Hills is located at: 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312