Nelsonville Music Fest Promises More Variety, Smaller Acts

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The eighth annual Nelsonville Music Festival is just a little over a month away.

Tim Peacock, the executive director of the festival, says in terms of musical acts, this may be the best festival yet.

“There’s definitely more variety, more second-tiered or lower-tiered acts who are more nationally or internationally known,” said Peacock.

Peacock says genres from hardcore punk to contemporary to indie folk rock will be represented.

He says organizers chose to spread out the festival’s half-million dollar budget rather than spend it on bringing one big act to town.

“In years previous, we’ve had a couple bigger names, like The Flaming Lips last year and Willie Nelson in the past, but this year, we sort of spread that out to have a more diverse and I think a way better festival,” said Peacock.

The festival will be held May 18 through the 20 on the campus of Hocking College.