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Quilt, Steve Gunn, Paul Geremia, and 6 Ohio Acts Added!

We have another round of Nelsonville Music Festival lineup additions! Quilt, Steve Gunn, and Paul Geremia all join the lineup along with 6 more great Ohio acts including WV White, Total Blam Blams, Supernobody, Chri ... SEE ALL


Shovels & Rope, Kurt Vile, Valerie June, and 8 more added to 2014 NMF + Single Day Tickets on sale!

Stuart's Opera House presents the 10th Music Festival on May 29-June 1, 2014 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. This year's lineup already features The Avett Brothers (Saturda ... SEE ALL


Dinosaur Jr, Head & The Heart, Jason Isbell, Frank Turner, and more added to 2014 NMF

We have another round of lineup announcements for the 2014 Nelsonville Music Festival! Joining the lineup are rock legends Dinosaur Jr., Americana upstarts The Head and The Heart, acclaimed songwriter Jason Isbell, ... SEE ALL


About the Music Festival

 

 

Andrew Bird said of the Nelsonville Music Festival, "It's the perfect size festival. Any bigger and you'd lose something." The Nelsonville Music Festival continues to be one of the best in the region and one of the most unique music festivals in the country. Set in the beautiful, rolling hills of Southeast Ohio, this small and intimate festival continues to gain fans who want a music festival with a more personal experience. Catch live music on multiple stages including a small “no-fi” cabin and a picturesque “porch” stage in addition to our main stage. We take pride in offering a warm, accepting environment where local artisans can sell and be recognized for their work, where local, regional and national musicians instill their awe-inspiring talents and festival goers can relax and enjoy the fruits of our regional flavor. The Nelsonville Music Festival offers multiple stages of music all weekend long along with camping on site, kids activities, local art vendors, food, and a beer garden. The Nelsonville Music Festival works with Rural Action and their Appalachian Zero Waste Initiative to be a Zero Waste event, diverting almost 90% of the waste created in 2013! Past performers have included Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, John Prine, The Avett Brothers, Cat Power, Iron & Wine, Andrew Bird, Neko Case, Yo La Tengo, George Jones, Gogol Bordello, M.Ward, and many more.


The Nelsonville Music Festival is a production of Stuart’s Opera House, a historic, non-profit theater located in Nelsonville that features over 75 events a year including live music, theater, films, educational programming and more. You can find out more about Stuart's by visiting stuartsoperahouse.org.

In 2005, the festival began and took place in the downtown Nelsonville Historic Arts District. The festival served to bring our community together to celebrate the revitalization of the Arts District with music and artisans. Year two and three were held in the field behind Rocky Boots. This one day event has evolved over the past three years to now encompass three days and a new location at the Historic Village of Robbins Crossing at Hocking College. The festival is produced by Stuart’s Opera House which is the cornerstone of the historic Public Square in Nelsonville. Stuart’s Opera House is dedicated to its role as a regional leader in the arts community, a center for public expression, and an economic development partner for Southeastern Ohio. The Nelsonville Music Festival is an extension of our strong belief that by celebrating music and art, we celebrate life.

Nelsonville Music Festival made possible with support from:

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