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2020 Nelsonville Music Festival
June 4, 2020 - June 7, 2020See nelsonvillefest.org for ticket prices.
*This event has been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 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 nonprofit historic theatre and performing arts center that features more than 75 events a year including live music, theatre, films, educational programming, and more. 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, 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, so we are a zero-waste event, diverting more than 92 percent 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, Mavis Staples, Tyler Childers, The Breeders, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Ween, Loretta Lynn, Gillian Welch, John Prine, The Avett Brothers, They Might Be Giants, The Decemberists, Randy Newman, Merle Haggard, Iron & Wine, Yo La Tengo, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Courtney Barnett, and many more.