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Fri, May 31, 2013 3:07 am

The 9th annual Nelsonville Music Festival kicked off with a bang on Thursday, with several local and national acts providing high-energy tunes that kept the audience dancing until the night's end.

Enjoy these photos by WOUB contributor Sarah Laubacher.

Wed, May 29, 2013 12:44 pm

This weekend, thousands of people will converge on the little town of Nelsonville, Ohio, for one of the nation's best music festivals. This year's Nelsonville Music Festival boasts one of the best lineups yet, with headliners Wilco, John Prine, Cat Power and Gogol Bordello joining over 50 other acts on three stages.

Fri, May 24, 2013 4:31 pm

Marietta, Ohio, native Mark Kelso will offer a concert of uplifting piano music and songs on Wednesday, May 29 at Arts/West in Athens.

Kelso is founder and CEO of Muddy Angel Music, a music education and production company and recording studio specializing in transformational music. 

His music catalog of over 20 CDs is played throughout the world in hospitals, hospices and healing services.

Thu, May 23, 2013 2:46 pm

Jeff Tweedy is a busy man. Besides being an in-demand record producer and a music fest organizer, the Wilco front man is hitting the road this summer with his band, which is scheduled to play the Nelsonville Music Festival on June 1. WOUB talked with Tweedy about his summer plans, his recent studio work and how fans can request a song to be played at NMF.

Thu, May 23, 2013 10:31 am

This weekend marks the second year for The Duck Creek Log Jam, two days and nights of music and camping near Lake Logan State Park. The festival was created to be low-key event where people can camp and relax in a family-friendly environment.

Wed, May 22, 2013 9:46 am

The second annual Dark Star Jubilee will have Grateful Dead fans reveling in the three-day music festival filled with three performances by Dark Star Orchestra and bands featuring original members of the Grateful Dead.

Not a Dead fan? Well, there’s plenty of variety of musical talent on the bill for this weekend’s gathering at Legend Valley in Thornville.

The Jubilee will kick off on Friday and the event is a "sister" festival to the much larger All Good Music Festival held at Legend Valley in July.

Tue, May 21, 2013 4:22 pm

Attendees of this year's Nelsonville Music Festival can start planning ahead: The full schedule, including show times, has been announced, although it is subject to change in the next week.

Here's the current rundown of performers, dates, times and stages (with links):



Thursday, May 30

6 p.m.  Old Light

7:30 p.m.  Los Hacheros

Mon, May 20, 2013 7:14 am

Texas-born, Columbus-based singer-guitarist Hadden Sayers recently stopped by WOUB to perform a few songs and chat with Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg.

Sayers' latest album, Rolling Soul, is a mix of blues, R&B, roots rock and Memphis soul, à la Al Green.