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Stuart's Opera House

52 Public Square
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Phone: 740-753-1924
Stuart's Opera House is an historic theatre that hosts over 75 events a year including concerts, theatre, films, and hosts the annual Nelsonville Music Festival.

The fully restored nineteenth century theater offers a variety of scheduled events; from community theater and art openings to nationally and internationally recognized performers.

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Calendar of Events
Xylouris White
Thu Mar 29

8:00 pm

Floor: $20/advance $25/door

Balcony: $17/advance $22/door

Box Seats: $25/advance $30/door

Stuarts stage will host Xylouris White, the ruggedly visionary duo formed of legendary Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White who has played with Dirty Three among other groups. Don't miss this incredible show.

Cost: $17-30 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Anna and Elizabeth
Thu Apr 12

8:00 pm

Floor: $22/advance $25/door

Balcony: $19/advance $22/door

Box Seats: $27/advance $30/door

Anna and Elizabeth has appeared on stages across the world, including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Brighton Festival, Newport Folk Festival, National Sawdust, Atlanta Museum of Modern Art, Old Town School of Folk Music, Brooklyn Folk Fest; intimate theaters across the U.S., U.K. & Europe; and fellowships to develop their work at the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Centrum. They have released two acclaimed full-length albums–Sun to Sun (2012) and Anna and Elizabeth (2015). Their show is like no other. Through their immersive creative process and bold interpretations, Anna and Elizabeths visionary partnership pioneers new ways of presenting old songs and stories to modern audiences. Since 2011, with a deep and shared love of old Appalachian music, they stand at the vanguard of tradition and the avant-garde, transforming traditional music with innovative, modern arrangements. Their captivating performance integrates visual art, movement and experimental film with breathtaking harmonies.

Cost: $19-30 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Bob Boilen of NPR Music Presents
Fri Apr 13

8:00 pm

Stuarts Opera House welcomes NPR Musics Bob Boilen for a special showcase of music featuring Valerie June, Julie Byrne, and River Whyless. This show is presented in collaboration with The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, in partnership with the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series, the School of Media Arts & Studies, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, WOUB Public Media, and Arts for OHIO.

Boilen, host of NPRs “All Songs Considered” and the creator and host of NPRs “Tiny Desk Concerts,” will curate the evening, which will feature short interview segments with each performer.

Valerie June knows a thing or two about turning hopes and dreams into realities. With Pushin Against A Stone, she went from self-releasing her music as Tennessees best kept secret to being hailed by the New York Times as one of Americas -most intriguing, fully formed new talents.- The New Yorker was captivated by her -unique, stunning voice,- while Rolling Stone dubbed her -unstoppable,- and NPR called her -an elemental talent born with the ability to rearrange the clouds themselves.-

Julie Byrnes second album, Not Even Happiness, has evolved at its own pace. It spans recollections of bustling roadside diners, the stars over the high desert, the aching weariness of change, the wildflowers of the California coast, and the irresolvable mysteries of love. Her new album vividly archives what would have otherwise been lost to the road, and in doing so, Byrne exhibits her extraordinarily innate musicality.

Asheville, North Carolinas River Whyless is a band much like that titular body of water – a mingling of currents, a flow of time and physical space, all brought together in a murmuring sense of purpose. It is the expression of a group of musicians, three of which are songwriters, who have played together in various forms since their college days in the North Carolina mountains. Their forthcoming EP, their first release since their 2012 debut album, is the next evolution of the bands collective voice. Composed of Ryan O’Keefe (guitars, vocals), Halli Anderson (violin, vocals), Alex McWalters (drums, percussion) and Daniel Shearin (bass, vocals, harmonium, cello, banjo).

Cost: $15 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Indigo Girls
Wed Apr 18Thu Apr 19

8:00 pm Both Nights

Floor Seats: $68/advance $73/door

Balcony Seats: $58/advance $63/door

Box Seats: $78/advance $83/door

Presented in collaboration with Ohio University Performing Arts and Concert Series. Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong. Amy and Emily are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.

Cost: Sold Out

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
The Devil Makes Three
Wed May 16

8:00 pm

Floor Seats: $33/advance $38/door

Balcony Seats: $28/advance $33/door

Box Seats: $38/advance $43/door

--Theres a road that goes out of every town. All youve got to do is get on it,-- Pete Bernhard says. The guitarist / singer and his cohorts in the raw and raucous trio The Devil Makes Three have found their way onto that road numerous times since they first left their picaresque rural hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. Back then, they had no idea it would lead them to such auspicious destinations as the Newport Folk and Austin City Limits Festivals, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and on tours with Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Trampled By Turtles. Along the way, they drew numerous accolades from a growing fan base and press alike. TDM3s travels and travails serve as inspiration for their fourth album and their New West Records debut, Im a Stranger Here, produced by Buddy Miller and recorded at Dan Auerbachs (Black Keys) Easy Eye Sound in Nashville.

Cost: $28-43 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Nelsonville Music Festival 2018
Thu May 31Fri Jun 1Sat Jun 2Sun Jun 3

SAVE THE DATES. The 14th annual Nelsonville Music Festival takes place at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Presented by Stuarts Opera House, a non-profit historic theater and performing arts center in Nelsonville, NMF features over 60 musical acts in four days on multiple stages plus on-site camping, kids activities, food, a beer garden, artisan vendors, and much more. Billboard has called Nelsonville Music Festival -one of the best kept secrets of the U.S. music festival circuit-, and Andrew Bird said, -It is the perfect size festival. Any bigger and you would lose something.- The Nelsonville Music Festival continues to be one of the best in the region and one of the most unique music festivals in the country. Set in the beautiful, rolling hills of Southeast Ohio, this small and intimate festival continues to gain fans who want a music festival with a more personal experience. Catch live music on multiple stages including a small -no-fi- cabin and a picturesque -porch- stage in addition to our main stage. We take pride in offering a warm, accepting environment where local artisans can sell and be recognized for their work, where local, regional and national musicians instill their awe-inspiring talents and festival goers can relax and enjoy the fruits of our regional flavor. 2017 artists included Ween, they Might Be giants, Emmylou Harris, Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, Rodriguez, and many more.

Cost: $30-140 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Arts/Music/Film,
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