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Cat Power, Tift Merritt Round Out Nelsonville Fest Lineup

Updated Mon, Apr 1, 2013 3:03 pm

Alt-rock chanteuse Cat Power will join fellow headliners Wilco, John Prine and Gogol Bordello at the 9th annual Nelsonville Music Festival, being held May 30-June 2 at Hocking College.

The fourth round of lineup announcements, announced this afternoon by Stuart's Opera House, includes 15 other national, regional and local acts: Alt-country singer-songwriter Tift Merrit; Brooklyn's Shilpa Ray; Nelsonville Fest alumni The Honeycutters; guitar virtuoso William Tyler; folk singer Catherine MacLellan; and West Virginia musician Todd Burge.

Several Ohio bands have also been added to the weekend lineup, including Wussy (Cincinnati), The Sundresses (Cincinnati), Wheels On Fire (Athens), J.D. Hutchison (Athens), Jerry David DeCicca (Columbus), Olentangy John (Brooklyn, N.Y., by way of Ohio), Unmonumental (Athens), J.J. Reed (Athens) and Weedghost (Athens).

Featuring over 40 bands on multiple stages, the four-day festival also offers camping, kids activities, local artisan vendors, food, a beer garden and more. Weekend passes are currently available, with ticket prices steadily rising until the date of the event. Visit www.nelsonvillefest.org or phone (740) 753-1924 for ticket information and a full list of performers.

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Tift Merritt
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Shilpa Ray
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The Honeycutters
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Cat Power