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Fall 2015 Press Release

Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance – October 8-11

The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will hold its 12th annual fall festival from Thursday, Oct. 8 to Sunday, Oct.11, 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, various children’s activities, healing arts practitioners, dancing and music workshops, environmental sustainability forums, and much more in a family-friendly setting.

More info at

Featured acts include: Hot Rize featuring Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers, Donna the Buffalo, Rubblebucket, Kinobe & The Wamu Spirit, Preston Frank, JD McPherson, Blind Boy Paxton, The Black Lillies, Red Baraat, Tim O’Brien, Elastic Bond, Big Mean Sound Machine, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Keith Secola & His Wild Band of Indians, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, & Liz Vice 

Local favorites include: The Old Ceremony, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, Brett Harris, Big Fat Gap, Charly Lowry & Emily Musolino, Spirit Posse, Jon Lindsay, Hoppin’ John Presents: Appalachian Thunder, Birds & Arrows, Randy Dean Whitt, James Olin Oden, The Bulltown Strutters, Ellis Dyson & The Shambles, Bob Herring & Friends, The Cane Creek Cloggers, DISHOOM, The Fairlanes, Mason Via, Julia Hartsel, Liz Bliss, I, Star, Lobo Marino, Honey Magpie & The Shakori Hills Vinyl Lounge

Other great acts on the bill: Old Man Leudecke, Flor Y Canto, The Blind Spots, The Suffers, Kelley & The Cowboys, Bandits on the Run, The Rad Trads, Temple5, The Midatlantic, Laila Belle, The Rigs, I, Star, Lobo Marino, Fernandez Sisters, Dave McCracken & Friends, & more…

Children’s performances by: Paperhand Puppet Intervention, Paul Taylor, Tim & Susan Wells, & Eboo’s Country Fresh Wake-Up

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

4-day passes – $114 in advance (through Oct. 5th) / $124 at gate
Youth (13-15) 4-day passes – $59 advance / $64 at gate
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
1-day passes – $32 (Thurs), $42 (Fri), $49 (Sat), and $32 (Sun) – all with $5 off if purchased in advance
Youth (13-15) 1-day – $16, $21, $25, and $16 – only at gate
Tent camping – $29 advance / $34 at gate
Vehicle camping – $86 advance / $94 at gate

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

Hi-res photos and band interviews available upon request.

Any questions, please contact


Fall 2015 – Basic Press Release
Fall 2015 Schedule (list format)
Fall 2015 Families Press Release
Fall 2015 Happenings Press Release
Fall 2015 Sustainability Press Release
The Black Lillies Bio
Blind Boy Paxton Bio
Cedric Watson Bio
JD McPherson Bio
Kinobe & The Wamu Spirit Bio
Liz Vice Bio
Nora Jane Struthers Bio
Rubblebucket Bio (fun)
Red Baraat Bio
Sister Sparrow Bio


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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