Lost in all the announcements for Coachella, Sasquatch, ATP, and Pitchfork, a little music festival in Nelsonville, Ohio, has started to put together a very solid lineup. The 7th annual Nelsonville Music Festival goes down Friday, May 13th to Sunday, May 15th on the campus of Hocking College (That’s about 3 hours south of here) and the list of acts scheduled to perform already includes George Jones, The Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo, Neko Case, Wanda Jackson, and Justin Townes Earle. In addition to these big names, the fest has brought in some local talent, too, like Athens, Ohio’s Southeast Engine, Baby Dee, and Columbus, Ohio’s Mount Caramel. $70 for a weekend pass, or $65 for Saturday, when The Flaming Lips and Yo La Tengo perform, isn’t a bad deal, either. More information can be found here, at the Nelsonville Music Festival’s website.
- October 23, 2014
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