Nelsonville Music Festival: May 29th – June 1st, 2014
TheBlueIndian.com crew is excited to once again return to the beautiful Ohio River Valley for the 10th annual Nelsonville Music Festival from May 29th – June 1st. Held in Nelsonville, Ohio, just minutes from Athens (Ohio University) and just over an hour from Columbus, the festival has established itself as one of the premier boutique live music events in the country by offering patrons the best in indie, Americana, folk, and soul acts without the annoyances that come with attending some of the larger outdoor festivals.
Headliners for 2014 include The Avett Brothers, Dinosaur JR, and The Head and The Heart, but the real meat of this lineup is with the nightly support acts; Jason Isbell, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Shovels & Rope, Frank Turner, Lucius, Shaky Graves…. the list goes on and on but has a special focus on incorporating regional acts into the already fantastic lineup. Recent breakouts Saintseneca (Columbus), Tweens (Cincinnati) are just a few of the Ohio-based acts included in the festival.
Billboard has called Nelsonville Music Festival “one of the best kept secrets of the U.S. music festival circuit”, and Andrew Bird said, “It’s the perfect size festival. Any bigger and you’d lose something.”
Past headlining acts have included Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, George Jones and many more. Stuart’s Opera House, the production team behind the festival, are well-researched in their lineup selections and have continually surprised our crew with unique, but appropriate choices on some of the past support acts like Field Report, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Wild Belle, Hayes Carll and many other acts now gracing the main stages of festivals around the country.
Tickets for the 10th annual festival are currently on sale for $110.00 for a full-weekend pass but will increase in cost once the gates open. Guests can also purchase single day tickets for between $50.00 and $80.00.
Continue to check back to TheBlueIndian.com for our interview with Brian Koscho of Stuart’s Opera House/Nelsonville Music Festival!