Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Hi everyone!

We suggest reading the NEW STORE GUIDE before buying your festival tickets or if you have any questions during the process. If you need help, do not hesitate to call or email. Do not stress, we can figure most problems out together.

You may also be interested in being a GrassRoots Dream Team Member! Membership includes 10 4-day passes for any of the GrassRoots Festivals, Lifetime “All Access” Lanyard, and a $50 GrassRoots Store Voucher for shirts, mugs, stickers, etc. The cost to become a member is $1000 and you can purchase a membership below!

Enjoy!

The Shakori Hills Team

A special thank you to Modern Tribe and WooCommerce for our store!! Check them out for all of your WordPress store needs, and feel free to ask us how much we love using them!

Winter Concert with Kaira Ba & The Grand Shell Game: January 31st

SHCAC_Concert_Poster_margin_PRINTPlease join us and the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center for a winter concert at the Cat’s Cradle Backroom on the afternoon of Sunday, January 31st at 4:30pm. We’ll be drumming up excitement for our upcoming campaign, Growing with Shakori Hills, which will help fund site infrastructure/improvements and arts education offerings to the community.

We’ll kick the afternoon off with some ruckus old-time music from our own house band, The Hoppin’ Johnnies, followed by performances from Kaira Ba and The Grand Shell Game. Click HERE for more information, including schedule, band info and tickets.

Win Tickets to Every Shakori Hills Event in 2016!

Enter to win a PAIR of tickets to every 2016 Shakori Hills event! This includes 4-day passes to the Spring and Fall GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, as well as Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention, NC Stars in the Round, Summer Concerts & Workshops. Tickets are available at local businesses: Chatham Marketplace (Pittsboro), Small B & B (Pittsboro), Circle City Books (Pittsboro), New Horizons Trading Company (Pittsboro), and The Regulator Bookshop (Durham). Tickets are just $5 each.

The drawing for the raffle will be held on January 31st at the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center Winter Concert with Kaira Ba & The Grand Shell Game! Raffle tickets will also be available at the show, so come on out!

Please join us for a winter concert at the Cat’s Cradle Back Room on the afternoon of Sunday, January 31st. We’ll be drumming up excitement for our upcoming campaign, Growing with Shakori Hills, which will help fund site infrastructure/improvements and arts education offerings to the community.

We’ll kick the afternoon off with some ruckus old-time music from our own house band, The Hoppin’ Johnnies, followed by performances from Kaira Ba and The Grand Shell Game. Click HERE for more information, including schedule, band info and tickets.

Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Hi everyone!

We suggest reading the NEW STORE GUIDE before buying your festival tickets or if you have any questions during the process. If you need help, do not hesitate to call or email. Do not stress, we can figure most problems out together.

You may also be interested in being a GrassRoots Dream Team Member! Membership includes 10 4-day passes for any of the GrassRoots Festivals, Lifetime “All Access” Lanyard, and a $50 GrassRoots Store Voucher for shirts, mugs, stickers, etc. The cost to become a member is $1000. Find out more & purchase here.

Enjoy!

The Shakori Hills Team

A special thank you to Modern Tribe and WooCommerce for our store!! Check them out for all of your WordPress store needs, and feel free to ask us how much we love using them!

Fall Festival T-Shirts

We are very excited to introduce the Fall Festival T-Shirt design. Artwork done by Leslie Goodrich and printing by our great friends at Planet Love! They are available in a variety of colors and sizes. Pick up yours at the Merch Tent by the Meadow Stage throughout the festival!

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This Place We Call Home

The autumn breezes bring ghosts of many things to life. Musty memories get swept up with the cobwebs of time. But the most cozy and comfortable memories for many of us are those of the places we have called home.

Home can be a building, a town, another person, a specific place folks gather, or just the feeling you get when you know you’re in the right place at the right time. Not long ago, I went to visit a house that had been in my family since the early sixties. The house is under contract to be torn down, the land purchased by a new family who may live in that spot as long as my family has, but probably will not. I went to say goodbye, to turn down the road, climb the steep driveway, and again the steep steps and stand inside the walls one last time.

We become attached to our homes, not as much because we care about the boards that make up the walls or even about the stuff that we’ve filled them with, but because we have grown and we have changed there. Memories of things that have happened in these places make us the humans we are now, and I don’t know about you, but when I visit a place I once called home for one reason or another, the ghosts of my memories are palpable. I feel, if just for a moment, like I did when I called it my home. A part of me, once forgotten, comes out to breathe.

I suspect that a lot of us would consider this place, surrounded by these hills, a home of sorts. I know I do. Happy ghosts of my memories walk the grounds here, especially during the festivals, and they interact with so many others’. Like you, I have memories of late nights with the very closest of friends, of songs and chords heard here that still mean the world to me, of falling in love, of meeting new people who have expanded who I thought I was, and of once in a lifetime moments that could only happen here. But not only memories, current joys and intentions toward the future are also cradled here for us. Those also, make a home.

Some homes need their inhabitants just as much as we need our homes.

Like a home, Shakori Hills has comfort, its edges get worn and some corners temporarily forgotten.
Let us become its guardians, its home-makers and its fixer uppers.

Like a home, Shakori Hills has great potential for the future, so many lives still to be affected, so much still to be done and experienced here.
Let us task ourselves with sharing what we have learned here and pass it on to those that follow us so that they may feel for it the same joy we do.

Like a home, Shakori Hills is chock full of joys, secrets and memories. We lose our shoes in the mud, we track our children’s height in inches on the walls, we remember and we forget.
Let us be its memory keepers and story sharers. Finding old treasures in the backyard and hiding more for others to find.

Like a home, Shakori Hills welcomes our family, all who come here can feel like it belongs to them.
Let us work to understand each other and open each other’s eyes to who we can become. Here in this place. And beyond.

Welcome home.

Love & peace,
Sara Waters
Co-Coordinator, Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Firewood Alert! Do not transport firewood!

If you plan to have a fire at your campsite this fall, it is very important to remember not to bring firewood in from outside the county. Insects and diseases live inside wood and introducing these to new areas can be very dangerous to local trees! We have firewood for sale on site at the General Store! Please either purchase your wood there, or make sure it was store-bought and labeled as safe. There is often brush and wood around your campsite as well.

For more information, read this email sent from NC State and NC A&T with details about the emerald ash borer, which is a particular danger right now!

And make sure to check out our tips to Stay Warm & Breathe Easy with a campfire at your site!

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Fall 2015 Program Ads

Want to get your name out to thousands of festival-goers before and during the festival? Advertise in the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Program! We distribute close to 25,000 programs throughout central NC and beyond weeks before the festival. Advertise your business, get great new customers, and support your local music & arts festival!

Email shakorihillsprogram@gmail.com for questions. Program ads are due to us by August 9th for the fall festival, but reservations for new advertisers should be made by August 1!

For more information, please see our rate and size sheet below:

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6th Annual NC Stars in the Round

Come out to Shakori Hills on Saturday, August 29th for our 6th Annual NC Stars in the Round fundraiser. It’s the perfect way to spend a full-moon summer evening with friends & festival family! All funds from the event will go toward the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center to carry out our mission of being a center for arts education and community-building for Chatham County and beyond.

The event will feature local songwriters Dave Wilson (of Chatham County Line), Kamara Thomas, Brett Harris, Mary Johnson Rockers, Steph Stewart, and Lakota John Locklear! The Happiest Bluesman, Big Ron Hunter and his band will open the show and festival favorite Dr. Bacon will close out the show. Find more information & tickets here.

Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Hi everyone!

Last spring we created a new shopping experience for you. As with anything new, it might still be a bit bumpy at first, but we think that it will end up being a great store. It will be helpful for you and for us if you read the NEW STORE GUIDE before buying your festival tickets. Then proceed to purchasing tickets below.

Spring 2015 Festival Tickets will be available online through Wednesday, April 15th at 10pm. After which they will only be available AT THE GATE. But don’t worry, we won’t sell out of tickets, so come on out!

If you have any questions do not hesitate to call or email. Do not stress, we can figure most problems out together.

Enjoy!

The Shakori Hills Team

A special thank you to Modern Tribe and WooCommerce for our new store!! Check them out for all of your WordPress store needs, and feel free to ask us how much we love using them!