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Four days at Silk Hope

Get to know the festival before you go 

Ins and outs of Shakori Hills

There's camping, food, shopping, art and more at Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Dance and Music near Silk Hope, 20 minutes southwest of Chapel Hill. That's not to mention the four stages of music, which begins as early as 9 a.m. and runs well past the 2 a.m. nightclub curfew on Friday night with Barefoot Manner. Four-day passes range from $35 to $75 at the gate, and day passes range from $15 to $30. For more information and directions, see In the meantime, here's our selected schedule.


Thursday, April 20

The Never (5:45 p.m.)

Big Fat Gap (7 p.m.)

Donna the Buffalo (8 p.m.)

Shannon O'Connor (8 p.m.)

Katherine Whalen & Hooverville (10 p.m.)

Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band (11 p.m.)

Hobex (midnight)



Friday, April 21

Red Stick Ramblers ( 4 p.m.)

Jim Lauderdale (5:15 p.m.)

Music Maker Relief Foundation (7 p.m.)

Sonny Landreth (8:30 p.m.)

Slaid Cleaves (9 p.m.)

Oteil and the Peacemakers (10:30 p.m.)

Luminescent Orchestrii (10:30 p.m.)

Corey Harris (11:15 p.m.)

Danielle Howle (12:30 a.m.)

Barefoot Manner (1:15 a.m.)



Saturday, April 22

GrassRoots Band Contest
(10:15 a.m.)

Carolina Chocolate Drops (noon)

Barefoot Manner (1:30 p.m.)

Mamadou Diabate (1:15 p.m.)

Michael Holland (3 p.m.)

Randy Whitt & The Grits
(3 p.m.)

Jon Shain Trio (5 p.m.)

The Avett Brothers (7 p.m.)

Cyro Baptista & Beat the Donkey (9 p.m.)

Menage (9:15 p.m.)

The Duhks (10 p.m.)

Donna the Buffalo (11 p.m.)

GrassRoots Band Contest Winners (1 a.m.)



Sunday, April 23

GrassRoots Songwriters Circle (10 a.m.)

n Charles Pettee and Folk Psalm
(10:45 a.m.)

Menage (11:15 a.m.)

The Duhks (3 p.m.)

Carolina Chocolate Drops (4 p.m.)

Corrine West (4:15 p.m.)

Mamadou Diabate (4:30 p.m.)

Hugh Masekela (7 p.m.)

Donna the Buffalo (9 p.m.)

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