Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance

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Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance

October 3 - October 6

Don’t miss the 20th Annual Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance Thu, Oct 3-Sun, Oct 6 in Pittsboro, NC! Four days, four stages, and over 50 bands of family-friendly world, national, regional, and local music. Plus, enjoy food, crafts, camping, yoga and workshops, songwriters circles, advocacy booths, live painters, poetry slam, band contest, GrassRoots Vinyl Lounge, dance, and kids and family fun. A music lover’s paradise.

Tickets are on sale now at their lowest rate here. Tent and RV camping are available on-site for an additional cost. Find camping information here. There is plenty of parking at the festival site, and it costs $25 for the weekend or $10 per day per vehicle. They support reducing carbon emissions wherever possible, though, and so carpoolers with four or more occupants park for free!

As much as they love pets, out of consideration for the health and safety of all, pets are not allowed at Shakori Hills. Shakori Hills cannot accept entry of “Comfort” or “Emotional Support” animals. The rules concerning ADA Animals are very strict and they welcome those that require true ADA, properly trained Service Animals. Comfort or Emotional Support animals are not ADA-approved or classified as such.

The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is a collaboration between the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center and the GrassRoots Festival Organization, providing a family-friendly celebration of music, dance, art, and education.


Although situated on a rolling half farm, and woods setting, Shakori Hills is fairly navigable by those with disabilities. Please find some helpful information below and reach out to [email protected] with any further questions.

  • A gravel road connects all of the musical stages. As it is a rolling hill property, there are slight declines and inclines, but nothing too steep. This main thoroughfare provides good (though slightly rugged) access to any of the music and goes very close to our food area as well as all of the handicap-accessible camping and parking areas.
  • Mobility-impaired parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is divided into Van-Accessible spaces and regular-width spaces. Please see the parking volunteers for directions and access. A valid state-issued DMV ADA placard or HD plate is required.
  • They have two Mobility-Impaired Camping areas close to handicapped bathrooms. If interested in utilizing one of these sites, please contact [email protected] prior to attending a festival to coordinate.
  • They have an Accessibility Ambassador who can help you with any questions as well as bring the staff any requests and/or special information for ways to help and make Shakori Hills as accessible as possible.

Additional questions? Please contact the ambassador via phone (919-414-1426) or email at [email protected].

Previous Artists: Donna the Buffalo, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Zach Deputy, Kat Wright, Driftwood, Sophistafunk, Megan Jean and the KFB, West End Blend, Travers Brothership, Diala Cissokho & Kaira Ba, Dr. Bacon, The Tan and Sober Gentlemen, and The Broadcast.


October 3
October 6
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Shakori Hills
1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd Pittsboro, NC 27312