Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, celebrating 16 years in 2019, is 4-Day bi-annual music festival with over 50 performers, including 57 this fall, on four stages that benefits the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center. The Arts Center provides free, or greatly reduced, music and arts programming to Chatham, Orange, and Durham counties.
The 72 acre festival site has been described as a “music lovers' paradise” and is located less than an hour from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Greensboro.
The Outpost provides programming for children 10 - 18 and the Kids Tent is for Seedlings and Sprouts. The Kids Tent is one of the most active parts of the festival with face-painting, yoga, arts and crafts, comedy and variety shows, and pumpkin carving.
Kids 12 and under are free and there is a special youth rate for 13 - 15 year olds, as well as a discount for Chatham County residents.