NC Stars in the Round, August 29th

Come out to Shakori Hills on Saturday, August 29th for our 6th Annual NC Stars in the 10982250_10153111291574563_7348650799979862089_oRound fundraiser. It’s the perfect way to spend a full-moon summer evening with friends & festival family! All funds from the event will go toward the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center to carry out our mission of being a center for arts education and community-building for Chatham County and beyond.

The event will feature local songwriters Dave Wilson (of Chatham County Line), Kamara Thomas, Brett Harris, Mary Johnson Rockers, Steph Stewart, and Lakota John Locklear! The Happiest Bluesman, Big Ron Hunter and his band will open the show and festival favorite Dr. Bacon will close out the show. Find more information & tickets here.

Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton, September 19th


As the leaves are barely beginning to turn, thinking about fall, join us for this special concert with Richie & Rosie — the last in our 2015 Summer Concert Series. Richie & Rosie delight audiences with their perfect blend of voice and strings, and their ability to remind us of the underlying beauty in all the joy and pain of being alive. The concert is also part of the Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention, so admission to the concerts gets you in for the entire day’s activities! Click HERE For more information and tickets.

Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention, September 17th–19th

ggc3The Piedmont’s own traditional fiddlers’ convention, Hoppin’ John has band and instrument contests, workshops, showcases, camping, food, square dances, kids activities and a hoppin’ john cook-off!

Roots in the Schools


We’ll be continuing and expanding this program of bringing musicians, artists and dancers into local schools to help supplement the curriculum. If you are a teacher, parent or school administrator interested in bringing this program to your school, get in touch at

  Community Garden

Want to grow your own food but don’t have the space or time commitment for your own garden? Community garden workers get a share of everything harvested and excess is donated to the CORA Food Pantry. You can contribute as much or as little as meets your schedule and energy level. Everyone is welcome to participate in the garden, from the early planning stages like deciding what crops to grow, ordering seeds and tilling the ground to planting, weeding, mulching and harvesting. No previous gardening experience is necessary.


The garden occupies approximately 8800 square feet, with three crop rotation areas to keep the harvest on a year-round cycle. The project is coordinated by Cheryl McNeill, an instructor with CCCC’s Sustainable Agriculture program. We also offer garden tours and workshops at no cost to local schools and community groups. If you’d like to get involved, or are interested in a garden workshop, drop us a line at or call the office at 919-542-1746.

Thank you for all your support! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our Mission . .

Shakori Hills Community Arts Center’s mission is to provide culturally significant arts, music and environmental-sustainability education and outreach to our local community and schools.

Slideshow Photo Credits: Todd E. Gaul, Kevin James, Paul Kerr, Matthew Coburn, Allison Springer, Sara Waters, Dwayne Ritchie

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