At Shakori Hills, we want to do our best, not only to keep our grounds clean and our staff happy, but we also want to help make everyone understand the direct effects of taking care to handle our waste as best as possible! If you are camping at Shakori Hills, please collect your trash, recycling, and compost and sort it into separate containers. We want to help you remember to do this, so we’re running a program in which people who bring their sorted bags of trash and recycling directly to our Trash Field at certain times during the festival will be entered to win fun prizes, including a 4-day pass to the next festival! Read below and give it a try…
A pair of 4-day passes to the next Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance!
A 7 Hour Glassblowing Class from Locally Grown Art! Jonathan’s studio is located in Chatham County in the Rock Rest Artist Community. He will also have an interactive piece displayed at Shakori Hills under the oak tree next to the Coffee Barn.
A Portable Massage Table from TouchAmerica, Inc!
Pottery Goods from Bass Mountain Pottery!
An Outdoor Personal Training Session with Todd Fain in Saxapahaw, NC!
A Private Social Dance Lesson, dance of your choice, from Aubrey Griffith-Zill! Born and raised in North Carolina, Aubrey Griffith-Zill is a professional dancer, dynamic performer, and enthusiastic instructor who has trained and taught both in the United States and abroad. During her dance career she has worked with such respected groups and individuals as Cobo Brother Dance Company (NC) Juan Matos (Barcelona), Mouaze (Paris), Santo Rico (NYC), and Gresille Ponce (NJ). Her diverse education includes formal training in rhythmic-tap, clogging, modern, jazz, hip-hop, contact improv, and certified in American smooth and rhythm forms of ballroom, though it was the vibrant energy of Latin social dance that led to her specialization in salsa, cha cha, and bachata. Extensive travel and training in Latin America has allowed Aubrey to learn these disciplines from their sources and then integrate her diverse dance education into a unique, innovative style. This style emphasizes isolations, fluidity of the body, mind-body connection, cultural expression, personal empowerment, and meaningful connections with the floor, self, partner, and core.
(Aubrey & Adam)
A Private Social Dance Lesson, dance of your choice, from Adam Philips! Adam grew up right here in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. He began dancing to the live music of his peers before he was a teenager. As a youth his closest friends were passionate young musicians who have also grown into the top of their field. These lasting friendships continue to be a source of artistic inspiration. Adam started teaching and performing Ballroom when he was 19. He has trained and partnered with other champions from around the world. Through Ballroom, Adam was introduced to the world of social dancing, where he fell in love with the connection and improvisation of the art. He continues to teach, perform and choreograph many different styles of dance for events around the world. Adam and Aubrey are now their own dance company, traveling, teaching and performing their creative, expressive style of partnering.
A 60 Minute Massage from Massage From The Hart!
A 1-Hour Guitar Lesson with John Westmoreland! A native North Carolinian with deep roots in the blues, John Westmoreland is a multidimensional musician. He studied jazz and classical composition at Berklee College of Music where he was also a recipient of the BEST scholarship. ?In 2011 He became a founding member of the West African fusion band Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba.
As a solo artist he plays his own dynamic, and sensitive interpretations— interweaving jazz standards, African traditional music, Blues, Bach, the American Songbook, as well as his own original compositions. ?Outside of traditional performance contexts he also provides musical accompaniment for yoga classes, and is currently exploring other ways that music can facilitate healing. In July of 2014 with the help of an Emerging Artists Grant from The Durham Arts Council he traveled to Peru to study ceremonial healing music of the Mestizo culture in the Upper Amazon.