The Nelsonville Music Festival does not tolerate harassment of any kind. Everyone and anyone is welcome at NMF. Please help us by reporting any offensive or unacceptable behavior.

The health, safety, and security of everyone at The Nelsonville Music Festival is our number one priority.

COVID-19 Policies

Nelsonville Music Festival 2023 will be presented in accordance with applicable public health conditions as of the date of the event, which may change at any time as determined by federal, state, or local government agencies or instrumentalities, artists or the promoter; such requirements may include, without limitation, changes to capacity, attendance procedures and entry requirements, such as proof of vaccination and/or a negative test, and other protective measures such as requiring attendees to wear face coverings.

WARNING: COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 at the event.

ATTENDEE PROMISE & HEALTH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: You agree to follow event policies (including health and safety policies) and posted instructions while at the event. According to the CDC, older adults and people of all ages with serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk of death or severe illness from COVID-19. You should evaluate your risk in determining whether to attend the event. By entering the venue/event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and confirm that you will adhere to local quarantine requirements and the CDC quarantine guidelines, available at

Security Policies

The Nelsonville Music Festival has implemented the following policies to ensure a safe, enjoyable event experience for all guests.

All vehicles entering the NMF site will be inspected, including looking through trunks, to search for glass, weapons, and other prohibited items.

All jackets, purses and bags (no larger than 12”x 12”x 18”) will be inspected upon entry or re-entry to the festival grounds.

Attendees are PERMITTED to bring in empty aluminum, stainless steel, camelback, or plastic containers for water. Lawn chairs are also PERMITTED.

Allowed Items in Festival Grounds

  • Camelbaks and personal hydration systems are allowed, but must be empty
  • (1) Factory sealed water bottle AND/OR a non-glass, EMPTY water container

Prohibited Items in Festival Grounds

  • Large Purses
  • Camera Bags
  • Cinch Bags
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Outside alcohol
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Drones
  • Glass
  • Outside food
  • Sky lanterns
  • Umbrellas
  • Laser Pens
  • Pets
  • Bikes/Scooters
  • Fireworks

NMF Staff (or their designated security staff) reserve the right to make the final determination on prohibited items. In the event that prohibited items are revealed in the inspection, guests will be asked to dispose of the items or return them to their vehicles or campsites before reentering the festival site.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to make NMF a safe place for all!
The Nelsonville Music Festival Staff