FEST: Nelsonville Music Festival (OH)

Posted by:  Nelsonville Music Festival 1  | When:  –  | Where: Nelsonville, Ohio, USA

  Booking 3 Sonicbids bands
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 The Nelsonville Music Festival is booking Sonicbids artists for our annual festival this June 4-7, 2020 in Nelsonville, Ohio. We're featuring over 60 musical acts in four days on multiple stages along with on-site camping, artisan vendors, kids activities, food, a beer garden, and much more. 

Billboard has called Nelsonville Music Festival “one of the best-kept secrets of the U.S music festival circuit,” and in our 15th year, NMF continues to gain fans who want a music festival with a more personal experience. 

Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Southeast Ohio, this intimate festival offers live music from a variety of genres on multiple stages from national, regional, and local acts. This is your chance to apply and be apart of the Nelsonville music festival family.

The Opportunity

  • This is a huge opportunity for Sonicbids artists to play in front of thousands of new fans in one of the best festivals in the USA. 
  • With a dedicated local festival following, this is a great way to build your reputation in Ohio and play with other great bands.

Past performers have included: Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Ween, Loretta Lynn, Gillian Welch, John Prine, The Avett Brothers, They Might Be Giants, The Decemberists, Randy Newman, Merle Haggard, Iron & Wine, Yo La Tengo, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Courtney Barnett, and many more.

The Band

  • We're looking for bands of all genres that play original music. We love Rock, Jazz, Indie, Folk, Hip-Hop, Funk, Reggae, Blues, Punk and Soul acts, but we're open to all genres if it's good music
  • Bands must be actively playing shows and have a fan base
  • Ideally, we're looking for local talent and regional talent
  • Bands must be willing to heavily promote the show if chosen to play
  • Bands are able to sell merch on-site
  • All acts applying must meet the criteria that we look for, lyrics, stage presence, style and artists must have a fanbase

The Gig

  • Pay is determined upon booking
  • Payment is a guarantee
  • PA provided
  • Basic backline provided 
  • Capacity +10 000
  • Bands get backstage access
  • Festival takes place June 6-9, 2019 in Nelsonville, Ohio
  • Bands get food and drink tickets


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking

Apply by Mar 31, 2020

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