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

NC Stars in the Round

Stars in the Round Picking Circle

NC Stars in the Round took a break in 2018 and 2019.

Questions? shakorihillsmedia@grassrootsfest.org

Here’s what happened in 2017:

Our annual starry tradition happened again on August 26th, 2017! The evening’s highlight was a singer-songwriter circle featuring some great local musicians and songwriters. Each artist took a turn sharing his or her unique musical talents one song at a time, then passed the mic on to the next. Our 2017 songwriters were Charly Lowry, Rebekah Todd, Tommy Edwards, Big Ron Hunter, and Ashley Heath!


The Carolina Pine Cones, a youth bluegrass band (ages 14-18) that performs throughout Raleigh and the Triangle area opened up the evening. The group met through the summer Bluegrass Jam Camps and year-round Youth Jams offered by PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music.

Dr. Bacon   delivered a smashing close-out performance! 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.

There were a nice roundup of local food trucks that included Breakfast & Beyond and Ko Kyu, as well as Yee Haw Doughnuts. Our staff and volunteers served up cold brews from Carolina Brewery, sangria from Fair Game Beverage Company, and cider from our new friends, Chatham Cider Works.

At NC Stars in the Round, you can bring the whole family (kids 12 and under get in free) and camp out under the stars! All profits from the event go directly to the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center to help advance our mission in the community. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

NC Stars in the Round
Shakori Hills
1439 Henderson Tanyard Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Doors – 4pm, Music – 7pm
$12 in advance / $17 at gate (kids 12 and under free)
$10 to camp (up to 1 car and 2 tents)

Event sponsors included: Carolina Brewery, Fair Game Beverage Company, Griffin Contracting, Music Maker Relief Foundation, South of Cool Sound Productions, Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, and Universal Printing. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event, please email shakorihills@grassrootfest.org or call 919-542-8142.


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