The now 13 year old 4-day country and folk festival, Nelsonville Music Festival returns to the titular Nelsonville, Ohio. The event will be held at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College from June 1-4.
The celebration features 60 different musical acts on multiple stages alongside on-site camping, artisan vendors, kids’ activities, food, a beer garden, and various more festivities. Nelsonville Music Festival is a presentation of Stuart’s Opera House, a non-profit historic theater and performing arts center. To mention only a few artists performing, NMF will feature artists like Ween, They Might Be Giants, Emmylou Harris, Conor Oberst and more.
Billboard has called NMF as “one of the best kept secrets of the U.S. music festival circuit,” but with a growing audience of fans who want a more personal experience from their festivals, it may not stay a secret much longer. Set in the gorgeous rolling hills of Southeast Ohio, the intimate festival offers live music from a variety of genres from national, regional, and local acts. Artists seem to be mostly play varieties of folk, country, psychedelic, and bluegrass music.
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 a 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 the community and environment by being a Zero Waste event, diverting 92% of the waste created at the festival from the landfill in 2016 with recycling and composting.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Check out a festival flyer and the full lineup below.