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8th Annual Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Posted Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Silk Hope, NC - The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will hold its annual fall festival from Thursday, October 6 to Sunday, October 9, 2011. 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: Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Donna the Buffalo, Brett Dennen, Sidi Touré, The Duhks, Rosie Ledet, Nawal, Preston Frank, Emmit-Nershi Band, Eilen Jewell, Toubab Krewe, Bearfoot, The Old Ceremony, Locos Por Juana, and Hobex Other local favorites include: The Kickin Grass Band, John Howie & Rosewood Bluff, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, Diali Cissokho & Kairaba!, Saludos Compay, Laurelyn Dossett, Des Ark, Hammer No More the Fingers, Lila, Big Fat Gap, Dub Addis, Penny Prophets, Brand New Life, Peter Lamb & The Wolves, The Tender Fruit, Mipso Trio, Green Grass Cloggers, Kimberly McCrae, D-Sass, James Olin Oden, Alex Weiss, Cane Creek Cloggers and more.

Other great acts on the bill: Thousands of One, Leyla McCalla, The Flying Clouds, Driftwood, The Grady Girls, Turtle Duhks, Noot d'Noot, Dehlia Low, John Stickley Trio, The Blackberry Bushes Stringband, Lake Street Dive, Billy Eli, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Lakota John & Friends, Sandbox, J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices and more.

Four day passes are $90 in advance and $100 at the gate. 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.

Festival tickets are on sale now and available by phone (919-542-8142) and on the web.


Food, craft vendor, classes, workshops, and children's activities listed here.

Download festival music schedule here

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8th Annual Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance