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Ohio State Fiddling Contest
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

Tickets on sale now! General Admission: $8
Part of Nelsonville's Parade of the Hills!

Join us for one of the premier fiddling events in Ohio! Whether you're a fiddler, or someone who enjoys fiddling, this contest offers something for you. Held in historic Stuart's Opera House, this event will put a smile on your face, and have you tapping your toes in no time! The first round of competition decides the winner of each age group, who then continue on to the championship round, and compete for the title of "Grand Champion," as well as and additional $300 and a plaque... read more

Valley Queen
Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 8:00pm

THIS SHOW IS FREE! AND WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR BRAND NEW LOBBY!

THIS SHOW IS FREE! AND WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR BRAND NEW LOBBY! We welcome back California's Valley Queen to Nelsonville for their first Stuart's show after a great set at this year's Nelsonville Music Festival. Valley Queen has blended their bluesy southern rock influences into creating an Americana Indie rock phenomenon that is lighting up stages all across the country... read more
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An Evening with Los Lobos
Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 7:00pm

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Box Seats: $63 advance • $68 door | Floor: $53 advance • $58 door | Balcony: $48 advance • $53 door | fees included for all tickets

After celebrating their 40th anniversary with the cleverly titled 2013 live album Disconnected In New York City, the hard working, constantly touring band – David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin – leaps headfirst into their fifth decade with an invitation to join them as they open fresh and exciting new Gates of Gold, their first full length studio album since 2010’s Tin Can Trust (a Grammy nominee for Best Americana Album) and second with Savoy/429 Records... read more

Summer Wine Express
Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7:00pm

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First Class: $40 advance 
$45 door | Coach: $30 advance  $35 door 

Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio presents the Summer Wine Express on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway!! Enjoy some wine and cheese and other treats while taking a ride through the Hocking Valley. All proceeds benefit Stuart's Opera House. The coach car is a renovated historic train car with cushioned bench seats. Relive a little railway history... read more

The Stray Birds
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 8:00pm

This show will take place at The Stage at 30 Public Square in our new space!
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General Admission: $14 advance • $17 door (fees included)

Stuart's welcomes The Stray Birds for a show in our brand new space at 30 Public Square! All originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Stray Birds started as a duo of acoustic buskers in early 2010 when Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven met with their instruments, their voices, and their songs. It didn't take much convincing to get bassist Charlie Muench on board, and with the addition of a third unique and powerful voice, the group began to define its captivating sound... read more

Galumpha
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:30pm

FREE SHOW!

Stuart's welcomes Galumpha in September 2017. Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography. The three performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet. Galumpha is a triumphant mix of art and entertainment, offering world-class, award winning choreography (Edinburgh Festival Critics' Choice Award, Moers International Comedy Arts Prize)... read more
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Trio da Kali
Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 7:00pm

FREE SHOW! COMMUNITY POTLUCK STARTING AT 5:30PM BEFORE THE SHOW
Special thanks to Ohio University African Studies and Ohio University Performing Arts Series for sponsoring this event! 

Special thanks to Ohio University African Studies and Ohio University Performing Arts Series for sponsoring this event! Stuart's welcomes Trio Da Kali in October 2017. Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). Formed of voice, balafon and bass ngoni, the Trio aim to bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires... read more
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An Evening with Shovels & Rope
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8:00pm

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT!

Stuart's is thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite acts, Shovels & Rope for an evening of music! Little Seeds, the electrifying New West Records bow by Shovels and Rope, finds the award-winning South Carolina duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst exploring fresh dimensions in their sound with a brace of bold, candid, highly personal new songs... read more
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The Everly Brothers Experience presented by The Bird Dogs
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00pm

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Floor: $20 advance • $25 door  |  Balcony: $17 advance • $22 door  |  Box: $25 advance • $30 door

The Bird Dogs come to the Stuart's stage to present a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers experience! The Zmed brothers, Dylan and Zachary, celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly. When the guitar became electric, The Everly Brothers bridged the gap between Country and Rock and Roll... read more

Joan Shelley
Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:00pm

This show will take place at The Stage at 30 Public Square in our new space!
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General Admission: $17 advance 
$22 door

James Elkington will open the show! Stuart's is thrilled to welcome back Joan Shelley to Nelsonville for a set in our brand new space The Stage at 30 Public Square! The stunning, self-titled fourth album from the Kentucky singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joan Shelley began, surprisingly, with a fiddle.In the summer of 2014, Shelley fell for “Hog of the Forsaken,” a bowed rollick at the end of Michael Hurley’s wayward folk circus, Long Journey, then nearly forty years old... read more

ABC Players present Godspell
October 19-21, 2017 at 7:30pm and October 21-22, 2017 at 2:00pm

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Adults: $12 | Students: $8

The ABC Players present "Godspell," the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Directed by Chris Parsons. October 19-21, 2017 at 7:30 pm and October 21 and 22 at 2:00 pm on the main stage at Stuart's Opera House.  October 19-21, 2017 at 7:30pm and October 21-22, 2017 at 2:00pm TICKETS ON SALE SOON! Adults: $12 | Students: $8 read more
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An Evening with Noam Pikelny
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00pm

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Box Seats: $29 adv • $34 door  |  Floor: $24 adv • $29 door  |  Balcony: $19 adv • $24 door 

Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation and we welcome him to Stuart's for an evening of music. He is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a 3-time Grammy Nominee and was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass in 2010. Universal Favorite is the fourth record Noam Pikelny has released under his own name, but it’s truly his solo debut... read more

The Wood Brothers
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:00pm

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Box Seats: $34 adv • $39 door  |  Floor: $29 adv • $34 door  |  Balcony: $24 adv • $29 door  

After an amazing performance in Fall of 2015, we are happy to welcome back The Wood Brothers to the Stuart's stage! Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” by Paste, The Wood Brothers released their debut studio album, ‘Ways Not To Lose,’ on Blue Note in 2006. You’d be forgiven at the time for expecting it to be something of a side project... read more

ABC Players present Elf - The Musical Jr.
December 1-2, 2017 at 7:30pm and December 2-3, 2017 at 2:00pm

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Adults: $12 | Students: $8

The ABC Players present "Elf - the Musical Jr." the story of Buddy, a human boy who was raised as one of Santa's elves. Directed by Jodi MacNeal. December 1-2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., matinees December 2 & 3 at 2 p.m. on the main stage at Stuart's Opera House.  December 1-2, 2017 at 7:30pm and December 2-3, 2017 at 2:00pm TICKETS ON SALE FALL 2017 Adults: $12 | Students: $8 read more
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