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Stuart's Opera House

52 Public Square
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Phone: 740-753-1924
Overview
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
Todd Snider
Fri Jun 22

8:00 pm

Floor Seats: $32/advance $37/door

Balcony Seats: $27/advance $32/door

Box Seats: $37/advance $42/door

Stuarts welcomes back singer, songwriter, and storyteller Todd Snider for a solo evening in Nelsonville.

Cost: $27-42 per person

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

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Appalachian Culture Mini-Workshops
Mon Jul 30

10:00 - 11:00 am Instrumental Petting Zoo

Hosted by ARTS/West

at Stuart's Opera House

3:00 pm Jam Session

Fiddlesticks

Hosted by ARTS/West

at Nelsonville Public Library

The Appalachian Music Program reflects the rich traditions of music and storytelling of the Appalachian Foothills Region. Classes are offered in some of the common Appalachian instruments and students can participate in an old-time stringband ensemble as well as learn about the historical development of the music.

Lunch provided by SEO Food Bank from 12-1pm each day at Stuarts.

Banjo - Mandolin - Fiddle - Ukelele - Guitar.

Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2

10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Appalachian Culture Mini-Workshops
Tue Jul 31

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Storytelling in the Appalachian Tradition

Hosted by Don Dudding

at Nelsonville Public Library

The Appalachian Music Program reflects the rich traditions of music and storytelling of the Appalachian Foothills Region. Classes are offered in some of the common Appalachian instruments and students can participate in an old-time stringband ensemble as well as learn about the historical development of the music.

Lunch provided by SEO Food Bank from 12-1pm each day at Stuarts.

Banjo - Mandolin - Fiddle - Ukelele - Guitar.

Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2

10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Appalachian Culture Mini-Workshops
Wed Aug 1

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Square Dane

Hosted by Joe Burdock

at Stuarts Opera House

Joe Burdock, Fiddle + Guitar Instructor. Joe is an old time fiddler, multi-instrumentalist, and square dance caller. He has performed all over the region, country, and over seas including with his band Fiddle Pie.

The Appalachian Music Program reflects the rich traditions of music and storytelling of the Appalachian Foothills Region. Classes are offered in some of the common Appalachian instruments and students can participate in an old-time stringband ensemble as well as learn about the historical development of the music.

Lunch provided by SEO Food Bank from 12-1pm each day at Stuarts.

Banjo - Mandolin - Fiddle - Ukelele - Guitar.

Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2

10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Appalachian Culture Mini-Workshops
Thu Aug 2

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Appalachian Foodways

Hosted by Live Healthy Appalachia

at Nelsonville Public Library

The Appalachian Music Program reflects the rich traditions of music and storytelling of the Appalachian Foothills Region. Classes are offered in some of the common Appalachian instruments and students can participate in an old-time stringband ensemble as well as learn about the historical development of the music.

Lunch provided by SEO Food Bank from 12-1pm each day at Stuarts.

Banjo - Mandolin - Fiddle - Ukelele - Guitar.

Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2

10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Appalachian Culture Mini-Workshops
Fri Aug 3

Instrument Repair

Hosted by Stewart-MacDonald

at Nelsonville Public Library

Flatfooting

Hosted by Joe Burdock

at Stuarts Opera House

and Open Stage All Day

at the Nelsonville Public Library (weather permitting)

The Appalachian Music Program reflects the rich traditions of music and storytelling of the Appalachian Foothills Region. Classes are offered in some of the common Appalachian instruments and students can participate in an old-time stringband ensemble as well as learn about the historical development of the music.

Lunch provided by SEO Food Bank from 12-1pm each day at Stuarts.

Banjo - Mandolin - Fiddle - Ukelele - Guitar.

Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2

10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Son Volt
Sun Aug 5

7:00 pm

Floor Seats: $33/advance $38/door

Balcony Seats: $28/advance $33/door

Box Seats: $38/advance $43/door

Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt was one of the most instrumental and influential bands in launching the alt.country movement of the 1990s. A movement that was the precursor to what is now widely referred to as Americana. The seminal band Son Volts latest album, Notes Of Blue, features 10 songs inspired by the spirit of the blues, but not the standard blues as most know it. The unique and haunting tunings of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and Nick Drake were all points of exploration for Farrar for the new collection.

Cost: $28-43 per person

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

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Waxahatchee with Night Shop and Anna St. Louis
Thu Sep 13

8:00 pm

Floor Seats: $21/advance $26/door

Balcony Seats: $18/advance $23/door

Box Seats: $26/advance $31/door

Stuarts Opera House is excited to welcome an evening of music from three amazing acts. Out in the Storm, Katie Crutchfields fourth album as Waxahatchee and her second release with Merge, is the blazing result of a woman reawakened.

NIGHT SHOP

Night Shop is the new solo project from Justin Sullivan, drummer for such people and bands as: Kevin Morby, The Babies, and Flat Worms. They are preceded by many more, as he has toured in bands for the past 18 years. His debut e.p. was recorded at Compny Studios in Los Angeles, engineered by Drew Fisher (Kevin Morby, The Babies, Girl Pool) and is comprised of world weary, melancholy songs with trace elements of optimism. He was joined in the recording effort by Will Ivy, on electric guitar, and Tim Hellman (Thee Oh Sees) on bass.

ANNA ST. LOUIS

Despite her last name, Anna St. Louis was born and raised in Kansas City. She grew up a painter and singing in punk bands, eventually leaving her hometown to attend art school in Philadelphia. After graduating she made the move to Los Angeles where she began teaching herself guitar, writing songs and recording them on her own in her bedroom. First Songs is the sound of someone discovering their talent in real time – a peak into the collage of a wonderful mind that is absorbing their new surroundings and using new tools to put them into the room. Listening to this collection you can feel the sun coming in through the window – Anna on the foot of the bed with a guitar on her knee, finding her voice. St. Louis wears her influences well – think Patsy Cline singing over John Fahey – but has a style all her own. And while you can take the artist out of the midwest, you cant take the midwest out of the artist – so let this be known; this is Midwestern music ran through a California filter.

Cost: $18-31 per person

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

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
The Lone Bellow - the Triiio Tour
Tue Dec 11

7:00 pm

Floor Seats: $27/advance $32/door

Balcony Seats: $22/advance $27/door

Box Seats: $32/advance $37/door

The Lone Bellows third studio album, Walk Into A Storm, was released last fall on Descendant Records/Sony Music Masterworks. The album was produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and recorded in Nashville, TN.

It has been three years since the bands victorious, Then Came The Morning was released. The album was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner and nominated for an Americana Music Award. The Lone Bellow appeared on Kimmel, Letterman, Conan, CBS This Morning, Later…with Jools Holland and James Corden in support of the album. In the years since the release the band left their beloved adopted home of Brooklyn and moved to Nashville, TN.

Cost: $22-37 per person

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

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Rhonda Vincent and The Rage
Sun Jan 13

3:00 pm

Stuarts welcomes back Bluegrass legend Rhonda Vincent and her band The Rage for a special Sunday Bluegrass Matinee. Rhonda Vincents career spans 24 albums and she has worked with everyone from Dolly Parton and George Jones to Faith Hill. She has received over 40 awards including an unprecedented 8 consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and 6 Grammy nominations. And if you add in her band The Rage they emerge as the most awarded band in Bluegrass music with over 100 awards.

Famously crowned as --The New Queen of Bluegrass-- by the Wall Street Journal, and the most decorated artist in that field. Vincents music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band that can execute break-neck instrumentals to heart wrenching ballads. Vincent has also performed and recorded with the best of the best, including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Daryle Singletary, Richard Marx, Hank Williams Jr and more. While being a 15-time --Entertainer of the Year,-- Vincent has established herself as one of the most visible, best-selling artists in the genre, whose cross-over appeal stretches well into the mainstream media.

Cost: $29-39 per person

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

Interest Tags: Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Website: www.stuartsoperahouse.org/
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