SHCAC Presents: NC Stars in the Round
Come 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 some 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 his 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 Sam. 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)!
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.
Tickets 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.***