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16th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival

July 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 16th annual Nelsonville Music Festival takes place June 4-7, 2020 in Nelsonville, Ohio featuring many musical acts in four days on multiple stages along with on-site camping, artisan vendors, kids activities, food, a beer garden, and more. NMF is a presentation of Stuart’s Opera House, a non-profit historic theater and performing arts center in Nelsonville, Ohio. All proceeds raised from the Nelsonville Music Festival benefit Stuart’s Opera House and our Arts Education Program. Your support of this festival is more than a fun weekend, you are helping to support the arts for kids in Southeast Ohio. Thank you.

Billboard has called Nelsonville Music Festival “one of the best kept secrets of the U.S. music festival circuit”, and in our 16th year NMF continues to gain fans who want a music festival with a more personal experience. Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Southeast Ohio, this intimate festival offers live music from a variety of genres on multiple stages from national, regional, and local acts. Catch live music on multiple stages: NMF features a main stage of course, but also a picturesque Porch Stage, the small No-Fi Cabin featuring artists performing with no electricity, and our FREE Boxcar Stage with music from an old train car turned into a stage backdrop and mural. The Nelsonville Music Festival strives to have a positive impact on our community and environment and we are a Zero Waste event, diverting 92% of the waste created at the festival from the landfill in 2018 with recycling and composting. All kids 12 and under are free and the festival features a huge kids area with activities all weekend. The AV Club and Ohio Magazine have named NMF as the “Best Music Festival in Ohio”, and Time Out Chicago has called it “one of the Midwest’s best festivals”. Past performers have included Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, The Breeders, Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, Loretta Lynn, Gillian Welch, John Prine, Tyler Childers, The Avett Brothers, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Randy Newman, Ween, Merle Haggard, They Might Be Giants, The Decemberists, Emmylou Harris, Dinosaur Jr., Iron & Wine, Yo La Tengo, George Jones, Courtney Barnett, 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.

June 4-7, 2020
Tickets on sale soon!


July 23, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Stuart’s Opera House
(740) 753-1924
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Robbins Crossing Historic Village
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
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