NC Stars in the Round

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nikkiThe 7th Annual NC Stars in the Round will be happening on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7pm. Mark your calendars now for an evening of song and dance under the summer stars!

LizzyRoss copyNorth Carolina has such amazing talent! We’re so excited to bring you some of it’s great songwriters and bands on this special yearly event.

AaronBurdettStandingWithGuitarCrop2byHangTheMoonPhotographyThe evening’s highlight will be a singer-songwriter circle featuring some great local musicians and songwriters. Each artist will share his or her unique musical talents one song at a time, then pass the mic to the next. The stars include: Nikki Talley and Aaron Burdett (both hailing from Western NC), Lizzy Ross (back in NC – yay!), Raleigh’s James Olin Oden, & Pittboro’s own, Liz Moudy!

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GasolineStoveOpening the show will be Gasoline Stove, an acoustic four-piece born of the rustic charm of Pittsboro, NC that plays a raggedy authentic brand of countrified roots rock bursting with emotional energy. With dashes of upbeat folk music and smoldering traces of whiskey-soaked bluegrass, their dusty country barroom sound embodies a ferocious thump and twang. With gritty vocals and gorgeous four-part harmonies, their songs are literary bursts of confession and celebration.

DrBaconNewClosing out the show will be our great friends, Dr. Bacon! Dr. Bacon is a genre defying “Appalachian Funk-Rock” band from Asheville, NC playing an infectiously danceable blend of funk, soul, jazz, rock, blues, folk, hip-hop and more. The band features diverse instrumentation including: guitars, resonator, harmonica, bass, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone drums, trombone, kazoo and more. They are sure to get you moving and grooving.

American Meltdown and Heavenly Smoke food trucks will be on hand starting around 6, you can enjoy Maple View Farm’s ice cream, Yee Haw Doughnuts, our bar stocked by Carolina Brewery and Fair Game Beverage Company, and the Lil’ Coffee Barn will be open with coffee & snacks. NC Stars is a family-friendly event and all are welcome to camp overnight. Yee Haw Doughnuts will also be on hand in the morning for those who stay overnight!

There is fresh drinking water on site, feel free to bring your own cup or bottle. Please support us and our vendors by buying your food and alcohol once you get here. Bring chairs and blankets, make yourself at home!

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Doors open at 4 pm.
Music starts at 7 pm.  Songwriters begin at 8.
Tickets are $12 advance or $17 at the gate.
Camping is $10 per site (which includes a vehicle and two tents).
Kids 12 and under get in free!

Sponsors for the event include: Griffin Contracting, South of Cool Sound Productions, Universal Printing and the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event, please call or email

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