The biannual Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will be held Thursday, May 7 through Sunday, May 10 and Thursday, October 8 through Sunday, October 11, 2020. These dates will be the 18th annual spring festival and 17th iteration of the fall festival.
Tickets for Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots will be available at the Holiday Rate starting Weds., Nov. 13 at 10:00 a.m. through midnight Tues., Dec. 31, 2019. The Holiday Rate is the lowest ticket rate offered for the spring festival.
Early Bird tickets will be available starting Weds., January 1, 2020 through Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 and at that time tickets will increase to Advance Rates. Tickets will be available at the gate starting Monday, May 4, 2020.
Ticket details for the fall festival will be announced at a later date.
Typically, the festival starts the first Thursday in May and October. It just so happens the first Thursday in May, 2020 falls on Mother’s Day weekend.
Therefore, we are going to celebrate moms at the spring festival! There will be a champagne toast on Mother’s Day and we are working on several other programs to say, “thanks, Mom!” More details will be announced as we get closer to the spring festival.
The fall festival in October has been moved back one weekend and will start the second Thursday of the month. This change is due to the way 2020 falls on the calendar.
Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is a non-profit event that benefits the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center, itself a non-profit. The Shakori Hills Arts Center provides free or greatly reduced music and arts programs to rural communities in Chatham, Orange, and Durham counties.
The festival takes place on 72 acres outside of Pittsboro that have been described as a, “music lovers’ paradise.” The site accommodates four stages and an average of 50 acts per festival. Recent headlining acts include Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Galactic, and Steve Earle.
More information can be found online at www.shakorihillsgrassroots.org and by searching for the #ShakoriHills hashtag on social media.