Shakori Hills Festival Features Many Bands
The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance will hold its annual fall festival from Thursday, Oct. 8 to Sunday, Oct. 11.
The festival will feature more than 40 bands and performers on two big outdoor stages, a large dance tent, and an intimate cabaret tent. It is located at 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road in Silk Hope, which is just down the road from Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Raleigh, Durham, 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: The Duhks; The Gourds; Donna the Buffalo; Samba Mapangala; Mountain Heart; Keith Secola and The Wild Band of Indians; Tom Rush; Solas; Chatham County Line; Roman Candle; The Belleville Outfit; Preston Frank; Jim Lauderdale; Locos Por Juana; and Casey Driessen and The Colorfools.
Local favorites include Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey; Big Fat Gap; Holy Ghost Tent Revival; Lost In The Trees; The Beast; The Never; Alex Weiss and Different Drum; Cyril Lance; Possum Jenkins; No Strings Attached; The Jackets; Mosadi Music; Firehouse Rhythm Kings; Midtown Dickens; Lafcadio; Haw River Rounders; Julia Hartsell; Butterflies; Nu-Blu; Too Much Fun; The Bad Mothers; Baron von Rumblebuss; Paperhand Puppet Intervention; Apple Chill Cloggers; Harmute; Howie DeWitt; Jack Maverick and His Wild Rebels; Cane Creek Cloggers; Louise Kessel; Scatterbones; and Wembley.
Other great acts on the program are Samuel James; Bearfoot; Christabel and the Jons; Elikem African Dance; The Two Man Gentlemen Band; Bravo Norteno; David Gans; Dub Addis; Unknown Tongues; Mad Tea Party; Mike and Ruthy (from The Mammals); Kellin Watson; Turtle Duhks; Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade; Angela Easterling and the Moneynotes; FODfest; Hee Haw Nightmare; Unknown Tongues; Meisce; and Now You See Them.
The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival will also be continuing its tradition of the Hopes and Dreams program, in which artists playing the festival will go into local schools for workshops and performances. The festival has always had high priorities in community and education. Hopes and Dreams has proven to be an effective and fun way to get that message across. Kids of all ages get to interact with local artists and bands.
Festival tickets are on sale now and available by phone and at www.shakorihills.org/tickets-info. Four day passes are $85 in advance and $95 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free. Day passes are $22 (Thursday), $30 (Friday), $37 (Saturday), and $26 (Sunday). Youth prices (13-15) are $11, $15, $18, and $13. Tent camping is free, and vehicle camping is $50 in advance and $60 at the gate.
For information, visit www.shakorihills.org.
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