The Nelsonville Music Festival is so much more than a festival. It’s a musical celebration that places community and purpose at its core. While we proudly host world-renowned musicians, our unique essence lies in fostering a warm, inclusive atmosphere filled with tradition and mission. This is rooted in our conception as a production of and fundraiser for Stuart’s Opera House, a historic non-profit performing arts theater and arts education center in Nelsonville, Ohio. Proceeds from the festival support free year-round arts programming and education for school-aged kids in Southeast Ohio.

Returning to our cherished home at the Snow Fork Event Center for our 18th in-person festival, we present sponsors with a chance to be part of a global music and arts event that still maintains an intimate, close-knit feel. With our focus on sustainability through initiatives like our Zero Waste program, and our commitment to engaging families through an expansive children’s arts activity area, plus free admission for kids 12 and under, your brand enjoys many ways to connect with our dedicated fanbase. Investing in NMF is not just about supporting music; it’s about embracing a vibrant, diverse community and a meaningful mission.

Named “Best Festival in Ohio” by The AV Club and Ohio Magazine


The Nelsonville Music Festival has a committed audience that returns year after year. In 2019, it drew audiences from 39 states. NMF has substantial reach with actual on-site attendees, website visitors, social media accounts, and through media coverage. The Nelsonville Music Festival website alone has over 735,000 page views and 140,000 annual visitors.


Social Media Audience

Facebook: 23,000+

Instagram: 13,500+

Audience + Media Reach

Media Coverage: 500,000 – 750,000

Digital Reach: 220,000+

On-Site Reach: 4,000 to 6,500 per day


For more information on NMF sponsorship opportunities, contact our Development Director Lee Riesbeck at lee@stuartsoperahouse.org or call 740.753.1924