The Nelsonville Music Festival: Everything You Need to Know

Are you looking for a family-friendly event to attend this summer? Consider the Nelsonville Music Festival in Ohio! This beloved outdoor concert takes place in June and features over 60 musical acts on multiple stages. There’s also on-site camping, artisan vendors, kids activities, and more! Deemed “one of the best-kept secrets of the U.S. music festival circuit” by Billboard, a trip to the Nelsonville Music Festival will leave you with lasting memories. Here are some things to know before you go.

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Nelsonville Music Festival Lineup

The Nelsonville Music Festival is perfect for those who want a more personal experience. Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Southeast Ohio, this intimate festival offers live music from a variety of national, regional, and local acts. Catch a show on the main stage, or check out the picturesque Porch Stage, small No-Fi Cabin, or the Boxcar Stage. The festival even has it’s own Spotify station! Previous musical performances include The Flaming Lips, Merle Haggard, and Brandi Carlile, just to name a few. Click here to view the full event schedule.

Kids & Family Activities

If you’re traveling with kids, you’re in luck! There are plenty of family-friendly activities planned for the festival. Past activities have included parades, games, workshops, face painting, a photo booth, youth yoga, and more. Admission is free for children ages 12 and under and discounted weekend passes are available for teens.

Go Green

It’s no secret that festivals and large events generate a ton of waste. With so many people gathered together, the overload of garbage is almost inevitable! That’s why the Nelsonville Music Festival is proud to be a zero waste festival. They’ve partnered with Rural Action’s Zero Waste Program to make sure all trash is diverted and recycled. It’s a win-win!

Purchase Your Tickets

The Nelsonville Music Festival offers a wide range of tickets to match your budget and price point. If you’re looking for an all-inclusive experience, we suggest the Weekend Pass. This ticket sells for $130 and includes three days of music and parking. Individual day passes are also available and range in price based on who is playing.

Want to add a little oomph to your Nelsonville Music Festival experience? Consider a VIP ticket. The VIP Weekend Pass is $325 and gives you access to the festival as well as a special area with great seats, a convenient cash bar, food, and more. You can also purchase a VIP ticket for the day.

Book Your Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Before you start planning your trip to Hocking Hills, be sure to book your stay with us! Our bed and breakfast boasts some of the best lodging options in Southeast Ohio and is just a short drive from the festival grounds. Our guest rooms, cottages, and cabins will keep you comfortable throughout your stay, and our onsite restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and a full complimentary breakfast for overnight guests. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a day of fun! We look forward to having you.

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