|Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival is from April 19-22, 2012|
in Pittsboro, NC. Tickets are $95 in advance for
a 4-day pass
Headlined by the legendary Leftover Salmon and filled with grassroots favorites like Donna The Buffalo and Greg Humphreys, Shakori Hills is going to be an absolutely magical weekend as per usual. While the festival lacks the powerful draws that Fall 2011 did (with a phenomenal lineup including Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings as well as a reunited lineup of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones), the lineup more than makes up for that problem with the plethora of amazing local acts and swiftly rising touring bands. Locals like Justin Robinson & The Mary Annettes, Midtown Dickens, Mandolin Orange, Bombadil, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, and The Beast are huge stand-outs amongst the lineup.
Locals aside, the festival is bringing in some familiar names like Dirty Bourbon River Show (an absolute powerhouse of a band from New Orleans bringing a unique blend of zydeco-swing with a bit of a carnival esque touch to it), Driftwood (the band that seemed to be on everyone's lips at the end of Fall Shakori last year), and Shakori mainstays with Donna The Buffalo. Other touring acts that I'm already giddy with anticipation to check out include Rubblebucket (with a late-night Thursday set that's sure to kick the festival off with a bang), Elephant Revival, and Dark Water Rising. The full lineup can be found after the jump.
The full schedule is available on Shakori Hill's website, so you can go ahead and starting planning what's sure to be a busy schedule. Tickets are available in advance and are $95 for a full 4-day pass/$100 at the gate and $55 for a 4-day youth pass. Camping passes are $10 per tent and vehicle camping is a flat rate of $50 in advance and $60 at the gate. Tickets for single days are as followed:
The Apple Chill Cloggers | The Ayr Mountaineers | The BareKnuckle Betties | The Beast | BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet | Big Fat Gap | Blitz the Ambassador | Bombadil | Captain Luke | Curtis Eller | Dark Water Rising | David Wax Museum | Deep Chatham | Diali Cissokho & Kairaba | Dirty Bourbon River Show | Donna The Buffalo | Driftwood | Dutch Bucket System | Elephant Revival | Elkland Art Center Puppets | Equanimous Minds | Farmer Jason | Galactic Cowboy Orchestra | Greg Humphreys & The Hobex Allstars | Harper & Midwest Kind | Holy Ghost Tent Revival | Ironing Board Sam | Jeanne Jolly | Jim Avett | Justin Johnson | Justin Robinson & The Mary Annettes | Kin Ship | Leftover Salmon | Lizzy Ross Band | Lydia Loveless | Mad Tea | Mandolin Orange | Midtown Dickens | Music Maker Revue | New Town Drunks | Old Man Luedecke | Onyx Club Boys | Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen | Preston Frank | Raffa & Rainer | Ranford Almond | Red Clay Ramblers | Revelation Mizik | Ray Norteño | Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton | Ron Hunter | Roxanna & The Rusty Bucket Band | Rubblebucket | Sarah Shook & The Devil | Shirlette & The Dynamite Brothers | The Sim Redmond Band | South Carolina Broadcasters | Suénalo | Too Much Fun | Town Hall