9 more acts join The Flaming Lips, Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, Brandi Carlile, Trampled By Turtles, Built to Spill, and many more!

NELSONVILLE, Ohio- Stuart’s Opera House presents the 11th annual Nelsonville Music Festival on May 28-May 31, 2015 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. The fourth round of lineup announcements for this year’s NMF is headed up by Atlanta garage punk rockers The Black Lips, along with Tim Easton, Bassholes, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Weird Science, The Summoners, Darrin Hacquard, Ben Stalets, and DJ Barticus & John E. Clift. The newest round of additions join a lineup that already includes The Flaming Lips (Friday), Merle Haggard (Sunday), St. Vincent (Saturday), Trampled By Turtles (Thursday), and many more. More acts for 2015 are still to be announced so be sure to stay updated! The 11th annual Nelsonville Music Festival will feature 4 days of music featuring over 40 bands on multiple stages all weekend long along with camping, kids activities, local artisan vendors, food, a beer garden, and much more. Weekend passes for all four days, single day tickets, 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.


Atlanta’s beloved sons the Black Lips have been playing a mix of southern garage rock, punk rock, and psychedelia since their 2002 debut, releasing several acclaimed albums on respected underground labels Bomp and In the Red before their current home of Vice Records. The band entered last year through a screaming cloud of sweat, smoke, blood, and beer mist. After a spring and summer of exciting audiences across the world, the Lips embarked on a month-long fall tour of the Middle East. They were tailed by Georgia rock-doc royalty Bill Cody, of Athens, GA, who filmed the band playing for Egypt who had just overthrown their government, kids in Iraq who barely have a government, and kids in Dubai who finally get to see a band that isn’t in the top 40. As Cody assembled his footage into the feature Kids Like You and Me, the band returned home from the New Year’s maelstrom and began settling into album mode and released Underneath the Rainbow in 2014. Early internet conjecture pegged Underneath the Rainbow‘s sound as a blend of southern rock with throwback C&W and blues. It never strays far from the traditional roots music that has always found a comfortable home with the Black Lips, but invites enough curiosity with its approach to attract even the most unlikely listener.


Round four of announcments for the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival also features East Nashville singer-songwriter Tim Easton, the legendary Ohio underground rock and roll duo Bassholes, Portland’s garage psych rockers Wooden Indian Burial Ground, and West Virginia via Rockbridge, Ohio songwriter Darrin Hacquard. This round also features even more Ohio acts with Athens’ bands Weird Science and The Summoners both playing their first NMF, Toledo songwriter Ben Stalets, and another late night campground DJ set added with DJ Barticus from Athens and John E. Clift of Columbus. More announcements still to come!

Billboard has called Nelsonville Music Festival “one of the best kept secrets of the U.S. music festival circuit”. NMF alum Andrew Bird said, “It’s the perfect size festival. Any bigger and you’d lose something.” The Nelsonville Music Festival continues to be one of the best in the region and one of the most unique music festivals in the country. Set in the beautiful, rolling hills of Southeast Ohio, this small and intimate festival continues to gain fans who want a music festival with a more personal experience. Catch live music on multiple stages including the small no-fi cabin and picturesque porch stage in addition to the main stage. The Nelsonville Music Festival works with Rural Action and their Appalachian Zero Waste Initiative to be a Zero Waste event, diverting almost 96.5% of the waste created in 2014! Past performers have included Wilco, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, John Prine, The Avett Brothers, Dinosaur Jr., Cat Power, Iron & Wine, Yo La Tengo, George Jones, 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 stuartsoperahouse.org.

Stuart’s Opera House presents the 11th annual Nelsonville Music Festival, May 28-31, 2015 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. This year’s lineup includes The Flaming Lips, Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, Brandi Carlile, Trampled By Turtles, Built to Spill, Black Lips, Lucero, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Elephant Revival, Oblivians, Greg Brown, Moon Hooch, Mandolin Orange, San Fermin, Michael Hurley, Natural Child, Natalie Prass, Ezra Furman, My Bubba, Ryley Walker, Sarah Neufeld, Tim Easton, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Bassholes, Good English, Adam Torres, Soddy Daisy, Speaking Suns, Bummers, Dead Hand of Man, Weird Science, The Summoners, Darrin Hacquard, Ben Stalets, Heatwave Dance Party, and DJ Barticus & John E. Clift with many more still to be announced!

Weekend passes are on sale now for only $130 (with no fees!), weekend passes will go up in price several times before the festival weekend.

VIP Weekend Passes, Camping Passes, and weekend long on-site 2 room suite stays are also available.

Kids 12 and under are free, teen tickets (13-17) are $65, and Nelsonville resident passes are $65 (call for more information).

Single day tickets are $45 for Thursday, $80 for  Friday, $70 for Saturday, and $60 for Sunday, VIP single day tickets are also available now.

Tickets and more information are available at nelsonvillefest.org or by calling (740) 753-1924.

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