excludeWeekend Picks: Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Weekend Picks: Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance – April 17-20

The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will hold its 12th annual spring festival from Thursday, April 17 to Sunday, April 20, 2014. 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 at 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road in Silk Hope, 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.

Featured acts include: Indigo Girls, The Del McCoury Band, Donna the Buffalo, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Baloji & L’Orchestra de la Katuba, MC Yogi, Elizabeth Cook, Spam Allstars, Preston Frank, Ben Sollee, Driftwood, Cortadito, The Last Bison, Rising Appalachia, Jim Lauderdale, J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices, Leyla McCalla, Barefoot Movement, The Brothers Comatose.

Local favorites include: Phil Cook & The Guitarheels, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, Morning Brigade, Deep Chatham, Liquid Sound, BIG Something, Mint Julep Jazz Band, John Shain Trio, Greg Humphreys Trio, Shamu Garcon, Tonk, Des Ark, Kamara Thomas, Big Fat Gap, Lacquered for Shine, Bulltown Strutters, Apple Chill Cloggers, Toon & The Real Laww, DJ Gonzo, Chocolate Suede Waltz Dance, Five Points Rounders Rowdy Square Dance, Napoleon Wright II, Roseland, Chit Nasty, Clockwork Kids, Ranford Almond, Dr. Bacon, Iron Mountain Messengers, and the Music Maker Revue featuring: Captain Luke, Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Big Ron Hunter, Bubba Norwood, & Harvey Arnold.

Other great acts on the bill: Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton, Afrobeta, DJ Bill Kelly, Freewheelin’ Mamas, Home Remedy,  DJ Richard McVay, Luv2Act, Rooster Logic, The Healing Force, Elkland Arts Center Puppets, Shakori Hills Vinyl Lounge & more…

Festival tickets are on sale now and available by phone and at www.shakorihillsgrassroots.org/tickets-info. Four-day passes are $100 in advance (through April 14th) and $110 at the gate. Youth 4-dawww.shakorihillsgrassroots.org/tickets-infoy passes are $55. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Day passes are $28 (Thurs), $38 (Fri), $48 (Sat), and $28 (Sun). Youth prices (13-15) are $14, $19, $24, and $14. Tent camping is $15 per tent and vehicle camping is $60 in advance and $75 at the gate.

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