Nelsonville Music Festival 2018

Date(s) - May 31, 2018
12:00 am

Photographs of performances and other entertainment at the 2017 Nelsoville Music Fest on the Hocking College campus in Nelsonville, Ohio from June 1 – 4, 2017.
[Photograph by Joel Prince]

The 14th annual Nelsonville Music Festival takes place on May 31 – June 3, 2018 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio!
The first round of lineup announcements for NMF18 includes:
The Decemberists (headlining Friday, June 1), Ani DiFranco (headlining Sunday, June 3), Alvvays, Kevin Morby, Mission Temple Fireworks Revival featuring Paul Thorn & Band and Blind Boys of Alabama, Middle Kids, Colter Wall, Antibalas, Wooden Shjips, Earthless, Sunflower Bean, Charlie Parr, River Whyless, Twain, Shannon Lay, and Counterfeit Madison.
NMF18’s round two announcements include: 
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (headlining Saturday, June 2)The Black Angels (headlining ThursdayMay 31), Nick Waterhouse, The Gories, Blueprint, Michael Hurley, Bedouine, The Weather Station, Michael Nau, Haley Heynderickx, Bill MacKay, and Justin Gordon. 
Many more bands 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 $130 (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 will be going up in price soon. Tickets and more information can be found or by calling (740) 753-1924.

Presented by Stuart’s Opera House, a non-profit historic theater and performing arts center in Nelsonville, NMF features over 60 musical acts in four days on multiple stages plus on-site camping, kids activities, food, a beer garden, artisan vendors, and much more. A festival where the focus is on the music and the experience, with the proceeds benefiting a historic non-profit theater and its programming throughout the year. NMF has been named the Best Festival in Ohio by The AV Club, one of the Best Festivals in the Midwest by Time Out Chicago, and the Best Music Festival in Ohio by Ohio Magazine.

Billboard has called Nelsonville Music Festival “one of the best kept secrets of the U.S. music festival circuit”, and in our 14th 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 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 2017 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, 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, 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. You can find out more about Stuart’s by visiting

Tickets and information are available at or by calling (740) 753-1924. You can also find the Nelsonville Music Festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Robbins Crossing