Nelsonville Music Fest Lineup Features Big Thief, Alex G, Kurt Vile, Alvvays

NELSONVILLE, Ohio – This year’s Nelsonville Music Festival will feature a quartet of indie rock critical darlings: Big Thief, Alex G, Kurt Vile and Alvvays.

The event will take place July 21-23 at Snow Fork Event Center, a remote park space surrounded by Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio. Last year, NMF took place over Labor Day weekend at Snow Fork.

The festival, dubbed “one of the Midwest’s best” by Time Out Chicago, will also include performances by dozens of other bands on three stages. Camping, activities for children, artisan vendors, food and beverage vendors are also part of the event.

Weekend passes for all three days are on sale now for $169, and the price will increase as the festival weekend gets closer. Weekend passes for teens are currently $85, and children 12 and under are admitted free.

For tickets and information, go to or call 740 753 1924.

Nelsonville offers a laid-back, family-friendly weekend with a curated lineup of national, regional and local acts in an intimate setting. The AV Club and Ohio Magazine have named NMF the “Best Music Festival in Ohio.”

In addition to the four headliners, the lineup also includes Lucinda Williams, Margo Price, Sierra Ferrell, Andy Shauf, Shannon & The Clams, Altin Gün, Courtney Marie Andrews, Michael Hurley, Lido Pimienta, Geese, MJ Lenderman, Nick Shoulders, Jake Xerxes Fussellm Jupiter & Okwess, Rose City Band, Meridian Brothers, John R. Miller, Wild Pink, Florry, Charlotte Cornfield, Free Range, Pearla, Greg Freeman, The Laughing Chimes, Toecutter, Megan Bee and Weedghost.

More bands will be added to the lineup in the near future.

Nelsonville Music Festival is a production of Stuart’s Opera House, a nonprofit theater in Nelsonville that presents live music, theater, educational programming and community building. All proceeds support Stuart’s Opera House.

Pictured at top: Big Thief will perform at this year’s Nelsonville Music Festival. (Alexa Viscius)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.