I was recently on a week-long vacation with my family. Perfect, right? Beautiful scenery, good food, surrounded by my favorite people, a week off from responsibilities. But I was having a hard time. I couldn’t…let go. It had taken some organizing to get away: figuring out who’d take care of the dog and cat, paying… Read More →
Every festival we include a piece of writing from someone in our community about what Shakori Hills means to them. This fall, we want to thank Elaine Atwell for her beautiful thoughts on growing up at Shakori Hills… You mark the age of a child in birthday candles, in drawings on the fridge, and for… Read More →
We wanted to share our beautiful Fall 2017 Poster Design, lovingly created by Tanya Stephens Henderson (who also designs our programs). It’s theme is an homage to the fact that there will be a full moon on the Thursday night of the festival, and it harkens back to the total eclipse earlier this summer. Please… Read More →
Get tickets here! Our annual starry tradition is happening again, a wonderful evening of music, food, beverages, and family fun! The evening’s highlight will be a singer-songwriter circle featuring some great local musicians and songwriters. Each artist will share his or her unique musical talents one song at a time, then pass the mic to… Read More →
We’re loving our sunny, beautiful poster design this spring! Please feel free to share this image wherever you think folks might need it!
(a note from the GrassRoots Team) As we land on the shortest day of the year and winter officially begins we see 2016 coming to a close, we’re grateful and ready for a bright new year! As we contemplate this year and look inside our hearts we find our new year pledge to you –… Read More →
Yesterday was one of the most hectic, nerve-racking, and yet most beautiful days I’ve ever seen at Shakori Hills! The morning began with a group of us in the main office deciding what the best plan of action would be to get our fesival-goers and ourselves through what Hurricane Matthew was going to throw at… Read More →
Here’s a preview of our festival shirts for the fall! There will be more color available, in all sizes. Thanks to Alma, our designer, and Planet Love who printed them! Get ’em while we’ve got ’em in the Merch Tent in the Meadow!
What I love most about the festival is watching you. I love seeing the different folks that come to the festival; all ages, experienced veterans, festival babies, international music fans, couples, families, artists, teenagers – everyone here finding what they love. I love watching you meeting each other and sharing your time, your talents, your… Read More →
Last spring, the GrassRoots Festival organization partnered with Democracy 2.1, also known as D21, to create the GrassRoots TownHall where anyone can express their opinion about the festival and goings-on in the world around us. D21 came to us from our festival friends in Miami, based in the Czech Republic it is the creation of… Read More →