A few schedule highlights from day three of the 2023 Nelsonville Music Festival

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – The 2023 Nelsonville Music Festival concludes today (for the most part, anyway). 

Find WOUB Culture’s highlights from the third day of the festival below. 

An image of the Sunday, July 23 schedule for the Nelsonville Music Festival.

12:15 p.m. – coralilly (Creekside Stage) 

Based in Athens, Ohio, coralilly’s stripped down acoustic sound draws from the wells of Appalachian folk tradition and American indie music, telling stories and ruminating on the details of life. Her single, “photo album”, blends these influences into reflections on time, emotion, and memory, which follow through into the rest of her music.

A promotional image for the artist coralilly. She has short dark hair and she is holding a guitar neck close to her.
4 p.m. Jupiter & Okwess (Snow Fork Stage) 

Explosive! Na Kozonga, the new album by Jupiter and his band Okwess is a blast of energy that bewitches the body and feeds the spirit. Since the beginning, the Rebel General and his fellow pyrotechnicians have been drawing the rhythms of the Congo out of obscurity to reveal their superpowers: the powers of rock and funk, ready for every kind of musical coupling and any kind of invitation! From Damon Albarn to Money Mark (Beastie Boys) via, on this new album, the samba of Rogê, the rap of Marcelo D2, the horns of New Orleans or the voice of the militant Chilean singer Ana Tijoux. Jupiter & Okwess have no fear of strange encounters, nor the craziest journeys.

A promotional image for Jupiter & Okwess, Jupiter is shown here jumping with his hands towards the sky, whch is blue. His four band members are behind him.
7 p.m. – Big Thief (Snow Fork Stage) 

Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You is a sprawling double-LP exploring the deepest elements and possibilities of Big Thief. To truly dig into all that the music of Adrianne Lenker, Max Oleartchik, Buck Meek, and James Krivchenia desired in 2020, the band decided to write and record a rambling account of growth as individuals, musicians, and chosen family over 4 distinct recording sessions. In Upstate New York, Topanga Canyon, The Rocky Mountains, and Arizona – Big Thief spent five months in creation and came out with 45 completed songs. The most resonant of this material was edited down into the 20 tracks that make up DNWMIBIY, a fluid and adventurous listen. The album was produced by Krivchenia who initially pitched the recording concept for DNWMIBIY back in late 2019 with the goal of encapsulating the many different aspects of Adrianne’s songwriting and the band onto a single record.

A promotional image of the band Big Thief. All of the members look very hip and only one of them has pants whose hem touches the tops of their shoes.