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Spring 2014 Press Release

Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance – April 17-20


Silk Hope, NC – The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will hold its 12th annual spring festival from Thursday, April 17 to Sunday, April 20, 2014. 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, healing arts practitioners, dancing and music workshops, environmental sustainability forums, and much more in a family-friendly setting.


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Featured acts include: Indigo Girls, The Del McCoury Band, Donna the Buffalo, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Baloji & L’Orchestra de la Katuba, MC Yogi, Elizabeth Cook, Spam Allstars, Preston Frank, Ben Sollee, Driftwood, Cortadito, The Last Bison, Rising Appalachia, Jim Lauderdale, J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices, Leyla McCalla, Barefoot Movement, The Brothers Comatose


Local favorites include: Phil Cook & The Guitarheels, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, Morning Brigade, Deep Chatham, Liquid Sound, BIG Something, Mint Julep Jazz Band, John Shain Trio, Greg Humphreys Trio, Shamu Garcon, Tonk, Des Ark, Kamara Thomas, Big Fat Gap, Lacquered for Shine, Bulltown Strutters, Apple Chill Cloggers, Toon & The Real Laww, DJ Gonzo, Chocolate Suede Waltz Dance, Five Points Rounders Rowdy Square Dance, Napoleon Wright II, Roseland, Chit Nasty, Clockwork Kids, Ranford Almond, Dr. Bacon, Iron Mountain Messengers, and the Music Maker Revue featuring: Captain Luke, Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Big Ron Hunter, Bubba Norwood, & Harvey Arnold


Other great acts on the bill: Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton, Afrobeta, DJ Bill Kelly, Freewheelin’ Mamas, Home Remedy, DJ Richard McVay, Luv2Act, Rooster Logic, The Healing Force, Elkland Arts Center Puppets, Shakori Hills Vinyl Lounge & more…


Festival tickets are on sale now and available by phone and at Four-day passes are $100 in advance (through April 14th) and $110 at the gate. Youth 4-day passes are $55. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Day passes are $28 (Thurs), $38 (Fri), $48 (Sat), and $28 (Sun). Youth prices (13-15) are $14, $19, $24, and $14. Tent camping is $15 per tent and vehicle camping is $60 in advance and $75 at the gate.


Hi-res photos and band interviews available upon request.

Any questions, please contact




Spring 2014 Press Releases:
Spring 2014 Basic Press Release
Ben Sollee Bio
Brothers Comatose Bio
Elizabeth Cook Bio
J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices Bio
MC Yogi / Movement Tent PR

Fall 2013 Press Releases:
Fall 2013 Basic Press Release
Bombadil Bio
Robert Randolph & The Family Band Bio
The Stray Birds Media Kit
Yonder Mountain String Band Bio

Older Press Releases:
Spring 2013 Basic Press Release
Spring 2013 Schedule By Days and Stage
Fall 2012 Basic Press Release
Fall 12 Schedule By Day and Stage
Trombone Shorty Bio
Steep Canyon Rangers Press Release
Fatoumata Diawara Album Press Release
Fatoumata Diawara – Bio
J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices Press Release
Schedule By Day and Stage
Basic Press Release – Spring 2012
Earth Day Events at Shakori Hills
Elephant Revival Bio
Leftover Salmon Press Release – 2012
Rubblebucket 2012 Bio
Lydia Loveless Bio-Press
Fall 2011 Basic Press Release
Shakori Hills: A Place for Kids to Grow
Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival: Music, Dance, & Community
Learning at Shakori Hills
Spring 2011 – Basic Press Release
Spring 2011 – Bands By Day
Daily Schedule Spring 2011
What Happens At Shakori Hills – Spring 2011 Basic Fall 2010
Fall 2010 Bands By Day
Fundraising Update Fall 2010
Community Building at the Fall Festival
Crossing Cultures at Shakori Hills: Béla Fleck and Bassekou Kouyate
Basic Spring 2010
Bands by Day Spring 2010
FODfest Press Release
What’s Happening at Shakori Hills
Shakori Hills & Friends: A Community Festival
Hopes and Dreams Press Release

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