Although there are plenty of musical options in Greater Cincinnati this week (and throughout the summer, especially this year), if you’re up for a little road trip, the Nelsonville Music Festival is just about 150 miles away — in Nelsonville, Ohio, at Hocking College — and boasts an excellent lineup of top-notch national acts.
This year’s lineup might be its best yet, with headliners such as Wilco, Cat Power and John Prine, plus a stellar undercard that includes The Coup, Jonathan Richman, Sharon Van Etten and Calexico, plus a trio of Cincinnati’s finest — The Sundresses, Wussy and The Hiders.
Thursday’s opener features headliners Gogol Bordello (music begins at 6 p.m.). Thursday-Sunday. For the full lineup, directions, more info and to purchase tickets ($120 for all four days or $50-$75 for individual days), visit nelsonvillefest.org.