Nelsonville Music Festival

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Country and Region United StatesOhio
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Nelsonville, Ohio, USA
Festival Contact Information

Stuart’s Opera House
52 Public Square
P. O. Box 217
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764 USA
Phone: +01 740-753-1924

Festival Description

The annual arts festival first took place in 2005 to celebrate the revitalized Arts District. Today the festival has grown to include local, regional and national music acts, and artisan vendors. The community festival brings attention to the many talented performing and visual artists in the region. The events take place at the historic village of Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville.

Festival Dates May 30 - June 2, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Wilco
  • John Prince
  • Reigning Sound
  • Cotton Jones
  • Wooden Indian
  • Nick Tolford & Company
  • The D-Rays
  • The County Pharaohs
  • and many more…
Artist feature 2013:
  • Wilco (USA)
    • Wilco formed in the mid ’90s by singer, songwriter, guitarist Jeff Tweedy. The Whole Love is the third album by the band’s current lineup, which solidified in 2004 when guitarist Nels Cline and guitarist/keyboardist Patrick Sansone joined Tweedy, founding bassist John Stirratt, drummer Glenn Kotche and keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen. Together, they released Sky Blue Sky in 2007 and the Grammy‐nominated Wilco (The Album) in 2009. Wilco have won Grammy Awards for their 2004 release A Ghost is Born in the Best Alternative Album and Best Recording Package categories. Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy won a Grammy award as producer for Mavis Staples’ 2010 album You Are Not Alone. Wilco have released 10 studio albums to date, including Mermaid Avenue Volumes 1 & 2, which, in collaboration with British folk singer Billy Bragg, set origin song lyrics by the truest of American icons, songwriter Woody Guthrie.
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