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Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival 2015

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The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance is an exciting event that happens each Spring and Fall.  The 2015 Spring Festival starts April 16 and is a four day event with four stages and over sixty entertaining bands.

There is something people of all ages can appreciate.  During the day, there will be workshops for the kids and a lot of young families will come.  The festival is just the right size and the people attending are friendly. During the night time, it is more of an adult party atmosphere.

This festival has a lot of personality and is  eclectic because there is so much variety.  There is music that will appeal to people of with all different listening preferences.  There are many different types of music and cultures represented:

  • gospel band
  • African band
  • reggae music
  • Cajun music
  • rock and roll
  • etc.

Spring 2015 Shakori Hills Performers include:

  • A.J. Ghent Band
  • Ancient Cities
  • Apple Chill Cloggers
  • Bear Fox
  • Big Fat Gap
  • Big Mean Sound Machine
  • Big Ron Hunter
  • Billy Joe Shaver
  • Billy Strings and Don Julin
  • Bombadil
  • Bubba Norwood
  • The Bulltown Strutters
  • The Chicken Wire Gang
  • Diali Cissokho
  • Dillon Fence
  • Donna the Buffalo
  • Dr. Bacon
  • Driftwood
  • dub Addis
  • Feufollet
  • The Five Points Rounders
  • The Flowjo Family Circus
  • Foodworks Percussive Dance Ensemble
  • Freewheelin’ Mamas
  • Gasoline Stove
  • Greg Humphreys Electic Trio
  • Harvey Arnold
  • Holy Ghost Tent Revival
  • The Honeycutters
  • Ironing Board Sam
  • Jeremy Gilchrist
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Jimbo Mathus and The Tri-State Coalition
  • John Dee Holeman
  • The Krektones
  • Laila Nur
  • Lakota John
  • Lanzallamas
  • Laura Cortese and The Dance Cards
  • Laurelyn Dossett
  • The London Souls
  • MarchFourth!
  • Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
  • Muningu
  • Music Maker Revue
  • New Reveille
  • Northwood High School A Capella–Pitch Please
  • Orquesta GarDel
  • Paperhand Puppet Intervention
  • Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen
  • Preston Frank
  • Randy Dean Whitt
  • Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton
  • Sierra Leone’s Rufugee All Stars
  • Tea Cup Gin
  • TOW3RS
  • Willie Watson
  • The Wood Brothers
  • Shakori Hills Vinyl Lounge

Along with hearing great music, there are plenty of fun things to do:

  • take classes (like salsa)
  • learn at workshops (like drums)
  • create art and watch art
  • get a massage in the Healing Arts tent
  • follow the colorful parade
  • walk through the Peace Park
  • buy gifts such as jewelry and T-shirts

A variety of great tasting foods from vendors like:

  • Blue Moon Burritos (fresh made-to-order burritos, tortillas, sweet potato fries, snacks)
  • Coffee Barn (hot and iced coffee, tea, chai, hot chocolate, lemonade, pastries, fresh wraps, sandwiches)
  • Green Light Café (hearty, wholesome, and healthy vegetarian and vegan meals)
  • Iroquois Kitchen (all Native American food including their famous Indian tacos)
  • Kurala Curry (all natural and healthy gluten-free Indian food
  • KoKyu (global street cuisine and international barbeque)
  • Parlez-Vous Crepes (authentic, made-to-order sweet and savory crepes)
  • Pork Palace (vinegar-based barbeque sandwiches, French fries, corn dogs, sausage and ham biscuits)
  • Salvatore Pizzeria (delicious and authentic pizza)
  • Shakori Hills Ice Cream (local, homemade creamery ice cream, locopops, and sundaes)
  • Vickrey Farms (burgers and hotdogs with all the fixins’)

People who love music, and want to see as much of it as possible in a natural setting, will love this event.  You are welcome to stay in one of our lovely guest rooms at Rosemary House Bed and Breakfast of Pittsboro during this event or anytime!

By Kristi Dement of Bed and Breakfast Blogging

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