Festival Coverage

Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance: April 17-20, 2014

 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 BandDonna the BuffaloDirty Dozen Brass Band, Baloji & L’Orchestra de la Katuba, MC YogiElizabeth CookSpam Allstars, Preston Frank, Ben Sollee, Driftwood, Cortadito, The Last Bison, Rising Appalachia, Jim Lauderdale, J.P. Harris & The Tough ChoicesLeyla McCallaBarefoot MovementThe Brothers Comatose

Local favorites include: Phil Cook & The GuitarheelsDiali Cissokho & Kaira BaMorning Brigade,Deep ChathamGreg Humphreys Trio, Liquid Sound, BIG Something, Mint Julep Jazz BandJohn Shain Trio,  Shamu GarconTonkDes ArkKamara ThomasBig Fat GapLacquered for ShineBulltown StruttersApple Chill CloggersToon & The Real LawwDJ GonzoChocolate Suede Waltz DanceFive Points Rounders Rowdy Square DanceNapoleon Wright IIRoselandChit NastyClockwork KidsRanford AlmondDr. BaconIron Mountain Messengers, and the Music Maker Revue featuring: Captain LukePat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Big Ron Hunter, Bubba Norwood, & Harvey Arnold

Other great acts on the bill: Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton, Afrobeta,DJ Bill KellyFreewheelin’ Mamas, Home Remedy, DJ Richard McVay, Luv2ActRooster LogicThe Healing ForceElkland Arts Center Puppets, Shakori Hills Vinyl Lounge & more…