1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd., Pittsboro, NC info@shakorihills.org 919-542-1746

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Shakori Hills has been called a “music lovers’ paradise” and anyone who has attended one of the hundreds of festivals and events that have taken place on this little piece of heaven in Chatham County can attest to it’s magic.

The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, traditionally held bi-annually in the spring and fall, is a fundraiser for the 501(c)3 non-profit Shakori Hills Community Arts Center.

The Shakori Hills Community Arts Center (SHCAC) provides low cost / no cost music, art, and sustainability classes to the Chatham, Orange, and Durham communities and maintains stewardship of the 72 rolling acres.

SHCAC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit with offices in the main house in Pittsboro, NC. The SHCAC is a volunteer run organization that is Guidestar Gold Seal certified for it’s commitment to financial transparency.

SHCAC prides itself on providing low cost / no cost to rural communities. These communities are on the edge of metropolitan growth, but have high ratio of students on free and reduced lunch, which is an indicator of the financial struggles families endure in these areas. Many of the school districts in these communities have had to cut arts and music education and SHCAC helps to fill that gap.

Pre-Covid, the main revenue driver for SHCAC were the two GrassRoots festivals held every spring and fall. Additionally, rentals of the property help enable programs such as Roots in the Schools and Junior Appalachian Musicians. Along with the cancellation of the spring and fall GrassRoots festivals, the pandemic has also forced the Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention and multiple rentals by outside groups.

In order to ensure we can maintain the land (aka: pay the mortgage) we need your help. Your donations will go directly to help pay the bills and get us on a path to revive our programs.

Simple Ways to Give Today

You may notice ThunderTix is also our ticketing system provider. They are offering arts organizations a way to raise funds during the pandemic and we thank them for this functionality.

Sustaining Donations

To increase the impact of your generous giving, we offer monthly sustainer opportunities in addition to one-time gifts.

Send us an email or call 919-542-1746 to set up a recurring donation.

Additionally, you can use your ThunderTix log-in to set up recurring donations.

Thank you all for your patronage over the years and for your continued support of this important arts and culture organization. It is greatly appreciated!