Stuart’s Opera House presents VNMF on August 21-22, 2020 from our official YouTube channel. The virtual festival will premiere at 8pm EDT on both Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22, 2020. Each night will feature a different lineup of performers including CAAMP, Mandolin Orange, Hot Tuna, Shovels & Rope, Todd Snider, Haley Heynderickx, Bedouine, Joan Shelley, Tré Burt, Vieux Farka Touré, Cedric Burnside, Lydia Loveless, Snarls, Counterfeit Madison, Steve Poltz, Leggy, Hubby Jenkins, Angela Perley, Lisa Bella Donna, Ernie Johnson From Detroit, Water Witches, The D-Rays, Caitlin Kraus, the Stuart’s Afterschool Music Program, and more! Each artist will perform a mini-set, which will vary between one and five songs.

This event is a fundraiser for Stuart’s Opera House. While there are no tickets needed for admission and the event is free to all, donations are strongly encouraged to help carry the tradition of the Nelsonville Music Festival on for years to come. We want to give a special thank you to all of these incredible artists supporting NMF and Stuart’s Opera House!

“I feel we all need something positive to look forward to right now. We all recognize that art and music are critical to our collective mental well-being and 2020, so far, has been hard on everyone. Having an event like this allows us to be creative during a pandemic and is a way of gathering the NMF community, even if it’s just digitally.”
– Tim Peacock, Director of Stuart’s Opera House. The Athens News 2020-06-25