Annual Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance set for May 3-6

It’s Shakori Season again and the Spring Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance‎ is set for Thursday, May 3, through Sunday, May 6, 2018, in bucolic Chatham County, North Carolina — just down the road from Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Burlington and Greensboro.

The festival hosted by MerleFest favorites Donna the Buffalo features more than 50 bands and performers on four stages just outside Pittsboro. Local crafts, North Carolina craft beer and food, lots of children’s activities, healing arts practitioners, dancing and music workshops, environmental sustainability forums, and much more will be available in a family-friendly setting on 72 acres of lush farmland.

David Dean, director of media and PR for the festival, describes the festival as “locally grown and locally made. It’s a true grassroots experience. It also offers some of the most diverse music that you can experience in North Carolina.”

In addition to Donna the Buffalo, the lineup includes:

  • Steve Earle & The Dukes 
  • Rising Appalachia 
  • Chicano Batman 
  • Ibibio Sound Machine 
  • Driftwood 
  • AJ Ghent 
  • Ryan Montbleau 
  • The Mastersons

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