Nelsonville Music Festival Adds Yo La Tengo, Wanda Jackson to May Lineup with The Flaming Lips, George Jones, Neko Case, and more

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio- Stuart’s Opera House is thrilled to announce the addition of indie legends Yo La Tengo (Saturday, May 14) and the “Queen of Rockabilly” Wanda Jackson (Sunday, May 15) to the 7th annual Nelsonville Music Festival on May 13-15. Headlining on Saturday, May 14th will be rock superstars The Flaming Lips, country legend George Jones will take the stage on Friday, May 13th, and Neko Case will close the weekend off with a headlining set on Sunday, May 15th. They join Justin Townes Earle, Lost in the Trees, Bomba Estereo, Mucca Pazza, The Growlers, Michael Hurley, Baby Dee, Drakkar Sauna, and many more acts to be announced! The festival is a production of Stuart’s Opera House and will take place May 13-15 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Weekend passes (all 3 days) and single day tickets are available right now at www.nelsonvillefest.org or by calling (740) 753-1924, camping passes for the weekend are also available.

The 7h annual Nelsonville Music Festival will take place May 13-15 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. In addition to three days of live music of all kinds on multiple stages, the Nelsonville Music Festival also features local art vendors, local food, kids activities, camping, and a beer garden. This  year’s lineup includes The Flaming Lips, George Jones, Neko Case, Yo La Tengo, Wanda Jackson, and many more with more acts to be announced in the coming months. Weekend passes are on sale now with a limited number at only $70, the weekend passes will raise in price in the months leading up to the festival so make sure to get yours right away. Single day tickets are also available and are currently $50 for Friday ONLY, $65 for Saturday ONLY, and $50 for Sunday ONLY. Weekend passes, single day tickets, and camping are available at www.nelsonvillefest.org or by calling (740) 753-1924.

After announcing our headliners The Flaming Lips, George Jones, and Neko Case in early February, Stuart’s Opera House is excited to announce a few more acts for this May’s Nelsonville Music Festival. Hoboken, New Jersey’s Yo La Tengo are legends in the independent music world, putting out 12 (or 14 depending on who you ask) albums since 1984. They have continued to put our great albums and amazing live shows, with their most recent 2009’s Popular Songs on Matador Records receiving praise from a wide range of places. Wanda Jackson, the justly crowned Queen of Rockabilly, recorded “Let’s Have A Party,” a tune she made into a hit of her own in 1958 even after one-time boyfriend Elvis Presley had released a version of it, her delivery of the chorus wasn’t so much a suggestion as a command. As the title – and, more importantly, the contents — of her latest album, The Party Ain’t Over, indicates, this feisty septuagenarian artist is as galvanizing as ever. Jackson was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, honored with a long-time-coming, Early Influence accolade for her pivotal role in the evolution of popular music, especially where female artists were concerned. As a teenager in the mid-50s, the diminutive Jackson was the first woman to perform unadulterated rock and roll – and she one-upped the boys defining this new genre, Presley included, with her exhilaratingly forthright approach. A tireless touring artist for more than 50 years, Jackson continues to win over new, young fans, including guitarist-vocalist-White Stripes founder Jack White.

Stuart’s Opera House presents the 7th annual Nelsonville Music Festival on May 13-15, 2011 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. The festival features The Flaming Lips on Saturday, May 14th, George Jones on Friday, May 13th, and Neko Case on Sunday, May 15th.  They join Yo La Tengo, Wanda Jackson, Justin Townes Earle, Lost in the Trees, Bomba Estereo, Mucca Pazza, Michael Hurley, Baby Dee,  Drakkar Sauna, The Growlers, and many more acts to be announced! Weekend passes and single day tickets are on sale now through our website at www.nelsonvillefest.org or by calling (740) 753-1924, individual camping passes are also available.