Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance @ Silk Hope, N.C.
May 04

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance @ Silk...


  • The Shakori Hills farm in Chatham County presents several concerts and other events each year (including the Hoppin' John Fiddlers Convention) but it’s primarily known for the spring and fall Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance.

    The festival, hosted by Donna the Buffalo, is a younger sister of the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance that Donna puts on each July in Trumansburg, New York, yet older than its February Virginia Key Grassroots Festival in Florida.

     Shakori Hills has a distinct neo-hippie/green vibe, and draws an incredibly diverse crowd of young and old music fans, as well as families with kids, for a wide range of music. (The alcohol policy prohibits “public display,” calling for the use of cups and coozies.)

    One evening at the Meadow Stage, for example, bluegrass stalwarts the Del McCoury Band were followed by progressive acoustic favorites The Waybacks, jazz chanteuse Nnenna Freelon and then festival hosts Donna the Buffalo. Elsewhere, most acts are from the Americana/bluegrass and jam-band realms, but you can expect just about any kind of popular music over the course of each festival’s four days and four stages.

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  • Date & Time
    May 04 2017 at 12:00 AM - May 07 2017 at 11:15 PM America/New_York
  • Location & full address
    1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312
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