Del McCoury Band @ GrassRoots Live! at Shakori Hills Spring 2021

* Tickets are sold as “Pods” that can hold up to six (6) friends.

Undeniably one of the most talented, revered and vital groups in bluegrass history, Shakori Hills is thrilled to welcome back the Del McCoury Band. Born in Bakersville, NC, McCoury is a national treasure who has been the epitome of the “high lonesome sound” for over four decades, including a stint as lead singer for Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys. With a sound encompassing shades of blues and gospel, his crowds run the gamut from tie-dyed neo-hippie jammers to button-down yuppies to suspendered good ol’ boys. The band’s instrumental and vocal firepower, deep-rooted dedication to bluegrass heritage, consummate showmanship, and high spirits continue to spread their influence. With sons Ronnie and Rob by his side, their impeccable bluegrass virtuosity remains as stunning as ever. McCoury and his band have won more International Bluegrass Music Association awards than any other artist in history.


As the world continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, the non-profit 18-year -running Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance has had to make the difficult decision to postpone it’s annual beloved full Spring Shakori Festival to the Fall, October 7-10, 2021.

In the spirit of beginning to safely bring live music back, however, Shakori Hills GrassRoots is very excited to announce GrassRoots Live! at Shakori Hills: a Pod-based, socially-distanced, limited capacity series of one night concerts on their large, outdoor Meadow Stage at their festival grounds in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Beginning on April 17th with Keller Williams, GrassRoots Live! at Shakori Hills will feature intimate, safe, limited capacity performances over the following weekends from Sam Bush Band, Del McCoury Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, The Wood Brothers, Ryan Montbleau and Rising Appalachia before culminating with two performances from Donna The Buffalo to end the series on June 11 and 12.