The Nelsonville Music Festival is a project of Nelsonville’s own non-profit historic theater Stuart’s Opera House, all proceeds from the Nelsonville Music Festival support not only NMF but supports the arts year round at Stuart’s Opera House.
Stuart’s Opera House is the cornerstone of the historic Public Square in Nelsonville. It is dedicated to its role as a regional leader in the arts community, a center for public expression, and an economic development partner for Southeastern Ohio. Stuart’s Opera House is a nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3), and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a historic venue sought out by a variety of diverse audiences, as well as an outlet for artistic growth, and serves as cultural anchor for the city’s Public Square.