How could it possibly be October 1st already? The end of the summer was a busy one indeed so I can see how it slipped on by! With fall, comes the Fall Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance which starts this Thursday, October 4th and runs through Sunday, October 7th, 2018. The festival itself is actually held twice a year - the other one is in the spring typically held in early May.
Perhaps some of you remember my post about this very special event back in April? If not or if you'd would like a refresher to see that post again you may do so here - Spring Shakori 2018. If you have never been, you should go! Its close to the greater Triangle & Triad, NC, however people from all over come to it. We have friends that travel from as far away as California & Washington State to this festival. This falls's lineup is - Lettuce, Donna the Buffalo, Yarn, Urban Soil, Keith Secola, Dr. Bacon, Emily Musolino Band, Ryan Montbleau, and more. Check out their full lineup here! And you may still purchase tickets here or at the ticket booth upon arrival.
There are 4 stages, camping onsite, craft vendors, dance workshops, music workshops, healing arts - yoga and wellness, food vendors, a kid's area, and more. There is something for everyone! I wish I'd had more time to add a handful of photos from spring here on the blog. However in the meantime I'm sharing the cover of the program, which has my photo of Donna the Buffalo performing on it as does the poster and other marketing materials. Tanya Stephens Henderson created all of the graphics and layout of the programs, poster, marketing materials, website, including those for social media. I absolutely love working with her and hope to hire her for some of my own graphic design needs.
As for this coming long 4-day weekend, I'm so looking forward to photographing this incredible event as a staff/media photographer again and seeing so many friends and meeting some new ones. Its a very special place. Hope to see you out there!
cover photo of Donna the Buffalo | Elizabeth Larson Photography