Nelsonville Music Festival Adds Heavyweight Bands and Artists to 2014 Lineup: UPDATE



Nelsonville Music Festival got a bit meatier today with the latest round of lineup additions. Dig it:

Shovels & Rope (Sunday)
Kurt Vile & The Violators (Friday)
Valerie June (Sunday)
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Wooden Indian Burial Ground
The Tillers
Justin Gordon
Todd Burge

Originally published Feb. 7

Damn. The good folks behind the Nelsonville Music Festival dropped major headlines this morning when they announced several kick-ass additions to the event this year.

The roster of music speaks for itself thus far. Without further ado:

New additions
Dinosaur Jr.
The Head and The Heart
Jason Isbell
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
The No BS Brass Band
Charles Walker & The Dynamites
Village of Spaces
Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites

And the bands already listed
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Shakey Graves
Pokey LaFarge
Pierced Arrows
The Men
Grupo Fantasma
Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas
Michael Hurley
Motel Beds
Tim Pfaff

And, as announced last year, the Avett Brothers are headlining the whole thing.

The fest takes place May 29 to June 1 in bucolic Nelsonville, Ohio. Last year's event, though beset by torrential rain at times, was an unbelievably good time. Wilco held down the headlining slot, giving the fans who stuck it out through a storm a show for the ages.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.