Nelsonville Music Festival opens June 6

Photo Provided Mavis Staples is scheduled to perform during the 15th annual Nelsonville Music Festival June 6-9 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville.

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House is presenting the 15th annual Nelsonville Music Festival June 6-9 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville.

The festival has four days of music featuring many bands on multiple stages all weekend long, along with camping, kids’ activities, artisan vendors, food and beer garden. Weekend passes for all four days are on sale now for $170 (with no fees), and the price will go up as the festival weekend nears.

Weekend passes for Nelsonville residents and teens are $85, and kids 12 and under are free. Camping passes and VIP weekend passes to the festival are also on sale now. Tickets and more information can be found at nelsonvillefest.org or by calling (740) 753-1924.

The lineup includes Death Cab for Cutie, Mavis Staples, Tyler Childers, The Breeders, The Wood Brothers, Mandolin Orange, Thee Oh Sees, Todd Snider, Allah-Las, The War and Treaty, Flor de Toloache, Bully, Darlingside, Julia Jacklin, The Coathangers, Town Mountain, Molly Burch, Michael Hurley, Mattson 2, JJUUJJUU, The Brother Brothers, Death Valley Girls,

Steve Poltz, Laura Gibson, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, Orkesta Mendoza, The Huntress & Holder of Hands, Campdogzz, The National Reserve, NOTS, Sun June, Skyway Man, Hubby Jenkins, Early James & The Latest, The Cordial Sins, Ernie Johnson From Detroit, The Other Years, Mourning [A] BLKstar, Water Witches, WYD, The Katy, Radattack, Streetlamps for Spotlights, The T-Mart Rounders, and Weedghost. More groups and singers will be added.

Photo Provided Death Cab for Cutie

The Nelsonville Music Festival is a production of Stuart’s Opera House, a historic, nonprofit theater in Nelsonville, Athens County, that features over 75 events a year, including live music, theater, films and educational programming. All proceeds raised at the Nelsonville Music Festival go into Stuart’s and its Arts Education Programs.

More information about Stuart’s available at stuartsoperahouse.org.

NMF features a main stage, a picturesque Porch Stage, the intimate No-Fi Cabin featuring artists performing with no electricity, and the Boxcar Stage with music performed 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 and is a zero waste event, diverting over 92% of the waste created at the festival from the landfill in 2018 with recycling and composting, officials said.

The festival, at 3301 Hocking Parkway, features a kids area with activities all weekend.

Photo Provided Tyler Childers

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