Stuart’s Opera House presents the 15th annual Nelsonville Music Festival, June 6-9, 2019 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. NMF is incredibly excited to welcome Death Cab For Cutie to the 2019 Nelsonville Music Festival. Death Cab for Cutie will perform Saturday, June 8, 2019. Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon, and many more bands are still to be announced! Four days of music featuring over 60 bands on multiple stages all weekend long with camping, kids activities, artisan vendors, food, beer garden, and much more. Weekend passes for all four days are on sale now for $140 (with no fees), and the price will go up as we get closer to the festival weekend. Weekend passes for Nelsonville residents and teens are only $70, 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 nelsonvillefest.org or by calling (740) 753-1924.
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. All proceeds raised at the Nelsonville Music Festival go right back into Stuart’s and its Arts Education Programs. By supporting NMF, you are supporting so much more than just a festival, thank you for your attendance. You can find out more about Stuart’s by visiting stuartsoperahouse.org.
Headlining our Saturday night this year (June 8, 2019), Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. The band is composed of Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Jason McGerr, Dave Depper, and Zac Rae. Death Cab for Cutie rose from being a side project to becoming one of the most exciting groups emerge from the indie rock scene of the ’00s. They have been nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album for their 2015 release, Kintsugi. Their ninth studio album Thank You for Today was released on August 17, 2018. NPR Music says “For a band in its third decade… Death Cab hasn’t lost its gift for pairing Gibbard’s soft ruminations with propulsive arrangements that know just when to sparkle and sway. But even more importantly, Gibbard himself still sings with a sense of purpose, keenly articulating a distinct swirl of nostalgia, loss and hope for new beginnings.”
They are the first of many performers to be announced for this year’s Nelsonville Music Festival.
The best four days of the year, the 15th annual Nelsonville Music Fesitval, 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 intimate No-Fi Cabin featuring artists performing with no electricity, and our FREE 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 our community and environment and we are a Zero Waste event, diverting over 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 Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, Ween, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Loretta Lynn, Gillian Welch, John Prine, The Avett Brothers, They Might Be Giants, Randy Newman, Merle Haggard, Iron & Wine, Yo La Tengo, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Courtney Barnett, The Decemberists, 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.
Stuart’s Opera House presents the 15th annual Nelsonville Music Festival, June 6-9, 2019 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College at 3301 Hocking Parkway in Nelsonville, Ohio. Tickets and information are available at nelsonvillefest.org or by calling (740) 753-1924.You can also find the Nelsonville Music Festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.