With its successful opening performances by Keller Williams and Sam Bush Band now in the rearview, Pittsboro, NC’s Shakori Hills GrassRoots Live!concert series is primed and ready to provide North Carolina music fans with a steady stream of socially distant live music throughout May and June. The socially distant series will serve as an appetizer for the return of the fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, set to take place from October 7th–11th after a year off in 2020.

The outdoor, “POD”-format series continues with bluegrass legend Del McCoury and his band (5/8), progressive grass stalwarts Yonder Mountain String Band (5/15), New Orleans funk staples Galactic (5/22), Grammy-nominated roots trio The Wood Brothers with singer-songwriter Ryan Montbleau (6/4), multi-talented folk sister act Rising Appalachia (6/5) and two nights of Donna The Buffalo, the founders of Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival, on 6/11 and 6/12.

In addition to the live performances, for the first time in its 17-year history, Shakori Hills is offering high-definition, multi-camera livestreams of all the upcoming GrassRoots Live! shows. For more information or to grab your livestream tickets, head here.

“It was wonderful to once again see the Shakori Hills Meadow Stage field full of happy music lovers!” said Jordan Puryear, the co-founder of Shakori GrassRoots. “We are so glad to be presenting the amazing talents of Del McCoury Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic and Donna the Buffalo…and to all the gracious folks of North Carolina, thank you!”

Since 2003, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival has occurred in spring and fall. Past performers include notable artists such as Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Punch Brothers, and Indigo Girls. Although the pandemic put a pause on the biannual occasion, the GrassRoots Live! series has kept the music alive at the event’s scenic grounds in the interim. With plenty of fantastic music on the schedule in the coming weeks and the full return of Shakori Hills GrassRoots on the horizon, there’s plenty to be excited about in Pittsboro, NC this year.

Tickets for the upcoming are on-sale now here, and sold as PODS (Personal Outdoor Dance Spaces) capable of hosting two, four or six people from your regular social pod. For more information, visit the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance website here.