Michael Hurley

2017 Nelsonville Music Festival

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Michael Hurley

The first performer at the 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival was the perennially popular Michael Hurley, on the Boxcar Stage.

Valley Queen

Kicking off the Main Stage was Valley Queen, with frontwoman Natalie Carol.

Brenda on the Porch Stage

The Porch Stage was moved this year, though in the same general area, just facing the other direction. Here's "Brenda" Thursday afternoon.

Woody Pines with merch

Woody Pines played the No-fi cabin Thursday, arriving with an armload of their new album on -- yes -- vinyl.

Natalie Carol

At Nelsonville, the artists have a good time on the festival grounds when they're not on stage. Here's Valley Queen Natalie Carol.


The festival has its own performance art. This young man spent Thursday evening with a box on his head.

Parquet Courts

Performing on the Main Stage Thursday evening, the bassist for Parquet Courts was enthusiastic.

Hula hoops have become popular at festivals

Conor Oberst on the Main Stage

Conor Oberst was Thursday night's Main Stage headliner.
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