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Spring 2015 Press Release

Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance – April 16-19

Silk Hope, NC – The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will hold its 13th annual spring festival from Thursday, April 16th to Sunday, April 19th, 2015. 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 in Chatham County, North Carolina, just down the road from Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Burlington, and Greensboro. The festival also features local crafts, delicious food, lively children’s activities, healing arts practitioners, dance and music workshops, environmental sustainability forums, and much more in a family-friendly setting.

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Featured acts include: AJ Ghent Band, The Wood Brothers, Donna the Buffalo, Lanzallamas, Dillon Fence, Billy Joe Shaver, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Willie Watson, Driftwood, Preston Frank, The London Souls, Jim Lauderdale, Bombadil, & Big Mean Sound Machine

Local favorites include: Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Chicken Wire Gang, dub Addis, Orquesta GarDel, Dr. Bacon, Laurelyn Dossett, Greg Humphreys Electric Trio, Diali Cissokho, TOW3RS, Music Maker Revue (Bubba Norwood, Big Ron Hunter, Harvey Arnold, Ironing Board Sam, John Dee Holeman, Lakota John Locklear, Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Bulltown Strutters, New Reveille, Big Fat Gap, Randy Dean Whitt, Apple Chill Cloggers, Flowjo Family Circus, Five Points Rounders Rowdy Square Dance, Gasoline Stove, Tea Cup Gin, Laila Nur, & Northwood High School A Capella

Other great acts on the bill: Feufollet, MarchFourth!, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Honeycutters, Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Bear Fox, Muningu, Jimbo Mathus, Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, The Krektones, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Ancient Cities, & Jeremy Gilchrist

Children’s performances by: Roger Day, Tim Wells, Freewheelin’ Mamas, Bucket Brothers & an all-festival parade featuring MarchFourth! & Paperhand Puppet Intervention

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

4-day passes – $114 in advance (through April 13th) and $124 at the gate

Youth 4-day passes – $59

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

1-day passes – $32 (Thurs), $42 (Fri), $49 (Sat), and $32 (Sun)

Youth (13-15) 1-day – $14, $19, $24, and $14

Tent camping (per tent) – $29 advance / $34 at gate

Vehicle camping (per vehicle) – $86 advance / $94 at the gate

Shakori Hills is at: 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Hi-res photos and band interviews available upon request.

Any questions, please contact


Spring 2015 Press Releases / Bios:

Spring 2015 – Stage Schedule
Basic Spring 2015 Press Release
A Place to be Moved & Healed
A Family Adventure
A Sustainable Earth
Billy Joe Shaver Bio
Donna The Buffalo Press Release
Driftwood Biography
Feufollet Bio
Flamekeeper Biography
Holy Ghost Tent Revival Bio
Jimbo Mathus Bio
MarchFourth Bio
Muningu Bio
Roger Day Bio
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Bio
The Honeycutters Bio
Willie Watson Bio
Wood Brothers Bio

Fall 2014 Press Releases:
Fall 2014 Basic Press Release
Kids & Families
Shakori Hills GrassRoots: A Sustainable Community
Shakori Hills & The Art of Healing
Schedule by Day
AJ Ghent Bio
Dark Water Rising Biography
Locust Honey One Sheet

Older 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 Basic Press Release
Bombadil Bio
Robert Randolph & The Family Band Bio
The Stray Birds Media Kit
Yonder Mountain String Band Bio
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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