Fall 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.

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

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What you haven’t heard…4th edition

One of my favorite things to do at the festival is, while watching a band on stage, taking a moment to watch all of you watching and listening. Joy is contagious. Music can fascinate, soothe, make us reflect, learn, and make us bust a move. I LOVE watching people experience all of these feelings while standing in front of our stages. Here are some bands I can’t wait for you to hear…

The Soul Rebels

Everyone needs some New Orleans spirit in their lives! In that city, they know how to dance, they know how to eat, they know how to party, they even know how to have funerals better than anyone else! Last spring we had the Dirty Dozen Brass Band who were so much fun and definitely brought us to New Orleans. The Soul Rebels continue in the DDBB’s traditions while adding a newer, younger approach. The Village Voice claims they are “the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong.” A bridge between present day New Orleans and always New Orleans. Try not to move your feet in front of the Meadow for this one on Saturday night at 10:30pm!


The Soul Rebels Play “Let It Roll” a the New Orleans hotspot, The Blue Nile

Swear & Shake

These guys are an up-and-coming band out of Brooklyn, NY. They are sweet and mellow and man, she has great hair! She (Kari Spieler) also has a powerful and captivating voice. They’re young, but they’ve got a mature and reflection-filled weight to them. These guys met in college and have been touring all over since then. They have that indie-folk vibe that everyone’s looking for these days (think Lumineers), but there’s something new and pure about them too. Their harmonies are infectious, and their live show is sure to be a treat! See ‘em on Saturday in the Meadow at 2:45.


Swear & Shake “Hum Our Tune”

Lowland Hum

This folk duo from Greensboro calls themselves a “multisensory artistic collaboration,” using visual art, print, and even smells in their performances, allowing the audience to be a part of their show; “reducing the space between artist and listener.” With just percussion (toe tapping included) and a guitar, they bring their sweet harmonic songs to life and tell us tales of travel and turmoil. They bring a message of peace through music and art, and their love for the craft and for each other is visceral. You’ll get two chances to experience them, Friday in the Meadow at 4:30 and Saturday in the Cabaret Tent at 3:45, so don’t miss out!


Lowland Hum, “Twine” from their living room

Las Cafeteras

Based in LA, 7-member Las Cafeteras uses Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado flair, and a good amount of fun to convey thier community-focused political message. They have a unique and engaging mix of punk, hip-hop, and rock, but you can still hear their traditional immigrant folk roots. As their bio expresses, they “tell stories of a community who is looking for love & fights for justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.” This is the type of band Shakori Hills is known for, you haven’t heard of them, but you will leave glad you found them! See them on Saturday in the Cabaret Tent at 11:45pm.

I can’t help but share their version of one of my favorite songs!


Las Cafeteras, “This Land Is Your Land”

In addition, our local Triangle bands are always a treat. Don’t miss Loamlands, new to the festival, Jack the Radio, and Laura Reed!

We’ve got some great bands from the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Family including Milkweed, Bobby Henrie & The Goners, The Falconers, and Jennie Lowe Stearnes & The Fire Choir.

Say hello, too, to some of our friends from Miami who have playing the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival, Suénalo, Telekinetic Walrus, and Elastic Bond!

Don’t just stick with the ones you know…we promise you’ll find a new favorite!

Love & Peace,
Sara

8th Annual Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention

Come on out to Shakori Hills, for a new take on the familiar sights and sounds of a traditional fiddlers’ convention, located on 72 acres of rolling meadows and ancient oaks. Find all information on the Hoppin’ John Website!

Purchase advance weekend package tickets below, including weekend passes and vehicle and RV camping. Camping pass prices are in addition to your event ticket. This sale will end September 15th at 11:55pm after which tickets will only be available at the gate!

NOTE: Daily tickets and individual night camping will be available at the gate only. Find out more ticket information, including daily and camping prices here.

A New Camping Opportunity at Shakori Hills

We would like to introduce a new service to Shakori Hills provided by Dana’s Outdoor Edventures.

The best way to get the full experience of a music festival is to camp!

Dana’s Outdoor Edventures takes all of the work out of camping, allowing you the opportunity to just sit back, relax and enjoy the festival!

She will have your tents, air mattresses and chairs set up for you before you get there and break it all down when you leave.  She can even provide you with a golf umbrella…just in case.

Rates are very reasonable!
4 man Tent (sleeps 2 comfortably) $7.50/night
6 man Tent (sleeps 3-4 comfortably) $10/night
10 man Tent (sleeps 6 comfortably) $45/night
Air Mattress- Single $5/night  Queen $10/night
Chairs $5/day  Heavy Duty Chair $7.50/day
Golf Umbrella $5/day

Just give her a call @704-650-8508 or send her a message @ www.danasoutdooredventures.com

Shakori Hills: A Place to Play

I’ve been thinking lately about the idea of play. Real, rough and tumble, backyard with your brothers and sisters, knees dirty, deep laughter play. Sometimes I think we’ve lost the idea of play, as adults, as creatures of an intensly modern world. Then I get a chance to hug my nephew, just back from playing outside with his cousins, feel his heart beating fast and smell the dirt and sweat, and I think, I hope, “it can’t be too far away, we just need to find it again.”

 

Ever have trouble sleeping? Do you remember, after a full day of play, how easy it was to fall into bed and wake up only to another day? Ever feel alone? Do you remember joining a team or laughing with your best friend until you peed your pants? Feel stumped or trapped? Remember finger painting, or writing a poem, or making up a new game, finding inspiration and freedom through letting go and playing? Maybe more play is the answer we need!

 

This festival embodies play! After a 4-day adventure at Shakori Hills, so many people say to me that they are sad to go “back to reality.” I notice, while walking around back in the “real world,” that we don’t talk to one another, we don’t give random high fives in the grocery store, or stop to really observe what other people are doing for each other. People aren’t helping each other out of the mud, we don’t just sit around on the sidewalks and pull out our instruments for a jam. But here, we can do that. We can play! Our mission here, our agenda, our to-do list only includes playing together.

 

Now that these festival grounds belong to us, to the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center – which is to say – to You, I am hoping that we can bring this escape from the “real world” into our every day lives. Maybe we can even reverse the trend and make THIS the real world. We want to invite you to become the guardians of this space and to use it as you wish, as it should be used. Have you ever wanted to have a camping Yoga retreat? There is a space where you can. Want to bring more planets and constellations to your children’s nighttime gaze? Throw a celestial sky-watching convention! If you have a talent or a dream you’d like to bring to life, remember that Shakori Hills can provide a place, a reality, to let your ideas play – and to share with others.

 

It’s the truth. This is why we started this whole thing! Let us help you use the space you so dearly love here. We offer affordable ways to help people and organizations enjoy the magic that this place holds throughout the year. Please stay in touch, and share your intentions and ideas with us.

 

Life, really, should be play. Not that we shouldn’t deal with the hard parts, not that we shouldn’t help those who need it – but we should act more like we’re inviting others to play along. Sometimes when we play we get holes in our jeans, we get bruises and scrapes, we sweat and get muddy, but we are all the better for it! Begin to dream about how to bring more play into your own lives, and don’t forget that we are here to help you do so.

5th Annual NC Stars in the Round

SHCAC Presents: NC Stars in the Round

708301.tifCome out to Shakori Hills on Saturday, August 23rd for our 5th Annual NC Stars in the Round Fundraiser. It’s the perfect way to spend a 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 evening’s highlight will be a singer-songwriter circle featuring laurelyn.smsome great local musicians and songwriters. This year we have the special treat in our host of the circle, Jim Lauderdale! Jim will introduce each songwriter, each will share johnhowiejrhis or her unique musical talents one song at a time, then pass the mic to the next. The stars include: Laurelyn Dossett, John Howie, Jr., Daniel Justin Smith, Nikki Talley, & Shannon Whitworth!

Opening the show will be R&B / Blues showman Ironing Board Samironingboardsam.sm. Sam has charmed audiences all over the Triangle with his soulful and engaging performances, he was a songwriter in our circle last year, and we could not resist having him back to begin the evening.

Following the circle, Jim Lauderdale will wow us with his own style of country and Americana songwriting (and outfit, surely)!

DanielJSmith.smFollowing the circle, Jim Lauderdale will wow us with his own style of country and Americana songwriting (and outfit, surely)!

NikkiBench.smThere will be pizza from the Shakori Hills Pizza Shack, beer from Carolina Brewery, and the Lil’ Coffee Barn will be open with ice cream, coffee, and snacks. This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome to camp overnight on Saturday.

2012shannonsmud.smTickets are $15 advance or $20 at the gate, camping is $15 per site (which includes a vehicle and two tents) and can be purchased online or by calling 919-542-8142. Kids 12 and under get in free! Tickets are available from now until the day before the event. Gates open at 4pm, show starts at 7pm.

Sponsors for this event include: Carolina Brewery, Griffin Contracting, Larry’s Coffee, The Music Maker Relief Foundation, The Phoenix Bakery, South of Cool Sound Productions, and Universal Printing

 

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**For folks going to the Donna the Buffalo show at the Haw River Ballroom on August 22nd, Shakori Hills is offering FREE camping on FRIDAY night WITH the purchase of a ticket to the NC Stars in the Round show. Here is the deal:

  • Please come BEFORE the Donna the Buffalo show to set up. Ticket booth will only be open Friday before the Haw River Ballroom show and at 4pm on Saturday.
  • When you arrive at Shakori Hills on Friday, show us your Donna the Buffalo ticket, and either verify that you bought your NC Stars ticket online (we’ll have a list) OR buy your ticket upon arrival.
  • Does NOT include camping on Saturday night, that can be purchased along with your NC Stars ticket. Camping for Saturday night is $15, which includes 1 car and 2 tents.
  • We will not likely have food or other refreshments until dinner-time on Saturday. Pittsboro and Saxapahaw both have lovely dining options during the day.***

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5th Annual NC Stars in the Round – August 23rd

SHCAC Presents: NC Stars in the Round

708301.tifCome out to Shakori Hills on Saturday, August 23rd for our 5th Annual NC Stars in the Round Fundraiser. It’s the perfect way to spend a 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.

BUY TICKETS HERE!

The evening’s highlight will be a singer-songwriter circle featuring laurelyn.smsome great local musicians and songwriters. This year we have the special treat in our host of the circle, Jim Lauderdale! Jim will introduce each songwriter, each will share johnhowiejrhis or her unique musical talents one song at a time, then pass the mic to the next. The stars include: Laurelyn Dossett, John Howie, Jr., Daniel Justin Smith, Nikki Talley, & Shannon Whitworth!

Opening the show will be R&B / Blues showman Ironing Board Samironingboardsam.sm. Sam has charmed audiences all over the Triangle with his soulful and engaging performances, he was a songwriter in our circle last year, and we could not resist having him back to begin the evening.

DanielJSmith.smFollowing the circle, Jim Lauderdale will wow us with his own style of country and Americana songwriting (and outfit, surely)!NikkiBench.sm

There will be pizza from the Shakori Hills Pizza Shack, beer from Carolina Brewery, and the Lil’ Coffee Barn will be open with ice cream, coffee, and snacks. This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome to camp overnight on Saturday.

2012shannonsmud.smTickets are $15 advance or $20 at the gate, camping is $15 per site (which includes a vehicle and two tents) and can be purchased online or by calling 919-542-8142. Kids 12 and under get in free! Tickets are available from now until the day before the event. Gates open at 4pm, show starts at 7pm.

**For folks going to the Donna the Buffalo show at the Haw River Ballroom on August 22nd, Shakori Hills is offering FREE camping on FRIDAY night WITH the purchase of a ticket to the NC Stars in the Round show. Here is the deal:

  • Please come BEFORE the Donna the Buffalo show to set up. Ticket booth will only be open Friday before the Haw River Ballroom show and at 4pm on Saturday.
  • When you arrive at Shakori Hills on Friday, show us your Donna the Buffalo ticket, and either verify that you bought your NC Stars ticket online (we’ll have a list) OR buy your ticket upon arrival.
  • Does NOT include camping on Saturday night, that can be purchased along with your NC Stars ticket. Camping for Saturday night is $15, which includes 1 car and 2 tents.
  • We will not likely have food or other refreshments until dinner-time on Saturday. Pittsboro and Saxapahaw both have lovely dining options during the day.***

Sponsors for this event include: Carolina Brewery, Griffin Contracting, Larry’s Coffee, The Phoenix Bakery, South of Cool Sound Productions, and Universal Printing

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Shakori Hills Community Arts Center Presents: A Carolina Luau

On June 21st, the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center will present A Carolina Luau! This will be a fundraiser to benefit the organization featuring The Krektones, The HuLaLas, DJ HiLo on Vinyl & more! We’ll have djs, performers, and general Hawaiian/North Carolinian fun! Shakori Hills will be serving up a Luau Plate including a cooked pig, their famous pizza, and other snacks & beverages, and Carolina Brewery will be serving beer. Come out, bring the family & the tents, and enjoy a luau under the stars…NC style!

Gates open at 4pm
Music starts at 7pm

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Kids 12 & under FREE!
Camping: $15 per site (includes up to 1 vehicle and 1 tent). Also includes 1 free cup of coffee on Sunday morning!

Tickets are available here (below) or over the phone at 919-542-8142.

*While we often allow folks to bring their own food & beverages to our events, since this is a fundraiser, we encourage you to please purchase your dinner and drinks from us. Vegetarian options will be provided. Feel free to bring water bottles to fill up at our tap!*

Send the Facebook invite to all of your friends: http://www.facebook.com/ShakoriHillsGrassRoots/events

HulalasThe HuLaLas, from Asheville, NC, come to us like a phoenix rising from the ashes of the Hawaiian frenzy fire that was the Hula Cats! Scott Sharpe (of Steelin’ Time, The Good Old Boys, and the incredible Blue Rags) on steel guitar, Cary Fridley (of Down South and Freight Hoppers) on bass & sweet, sweet vocals, and Jason Krekel (of the Mad Tea, Snake Oil Medicine Show, Larry Keel, & more) on the guitar and cracked vocals and heck maybe even the ukulele will all be shredding the Happa Haole Hawaiian hits as only mainlander country folk can do, and melting faces with steel guitar rags and the top 40 hits of the 20′s & 30′s…the perfect accompaniment to a pig roastin’ lei-wearin’ hula dancin’ party!

 

The Krektoneskrektones blend the surf swagger of the Ventures with the scorching guitar of Link Wray, and just a wee bit of Tav Falco psychobilly to make a beat that makes it pretty impossible to stand still while listening. The Krektones feature Jason Krekel at lead, Dave Gay on bass, and Lance Wille on drums. Dave & Lance were the rhythm for such garage monsters as Unholy Trio and the Reigning Sound!  Don’t let the sequined tuxedo jackets fool you—these boys will rip it up.

Here’s a preview with The Krektones…

Stay tuned for updates and more information!

Thanks to our sponsors!!

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