Sam Bush Band @ GrassRoots Live! at Shakori Hills

In the world of acoustic music, few artists have enjoyed a career as diverse or successful as that of Sam Bush. He extended the musical capabilities of the mandolin, fiddle and guitar to incorporate a seamless blend of bluegrass, rock, jazz and reggae. As the founder and leader of the New Grass Revival, Bush pioneered and guided the evolution of modern hill country music. Together with the bluegrass supergroup Strength in Numbers, he pushed the traditions even further. During a five-year stint with the Nash Ramblers, he provided a diverse range of textures for the songs of Emmylou Harris. On his own, Bush has continued to explore an eclectic musical spectrum. Bush is an icon of acoustic music that has inspired a generation of players, yet he remains laid back, warm and modest.


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.

Tickets are on-sale now at the links below and sold as Pods capable of hosting up to six people from your regular social pod. For more information please visit