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Ohiolina Music Festival SEPTEMBER 15 + 16, 2017

Celebrating the music and culture from Ohio to North Carolina. Listen as exceptional folk, rock, Americana and bluegrass acts fill our natural amphitheater with gorgeous sound.

Taste local and regionally-inspired menus and sip drinks from some of Ohio and North Carolina’s best breweries and wineries.

Enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere with activities for all ages.

Relax in a peaceful hideaway—remote and historic, it’s a quick weekend escape with lush landscapes and beautiful views.

A portion of the proceeds from each ticket benefit The Ohiolina Music Scholarship Fund, an arts and music education fund with the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

Ohiolina is a 501c3 non-profit.

Location: Ariel Foundation Park, 10 Pittsburgh Avenue, Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Ohiolina 2017 | Artist Lineup

Nikki Lane


A breakout star of outlaw country and rock, Nikki Lane’s third album, Highway Queen, has been described as a stunning tour-de-force. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane’s music will resonate as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty. Lane’s bluesy, sandpaper voice beneath a ten-gallon hat has earned glowing reviews from NPR, the Guardian and Rolling Stone.

Buffalo Wabs and Price Hill Hustle


6–7 p.m.

Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle are a Cincinnati-based, four-piece Americana & folk band blending the traditions of heroes like Woody Guthrie and Mississippi John Hurt with contemporary flair. Their high energy and passion for the music follows them to every performance and has earned them countless fans and local awards.

Charlie Parr


5:30–6 PM; 7–7:30PM

An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin, Minnesota in the 1980s. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and brings us to now: 13 recordings, 250+ shows a year, 200,000 miles in a broken-in Kia, and a nasty fear of heights. He described his sound as “Resonator-fueled folk songs from Duluth, Minnesota.”

Whiskey Bent Valley Boys


7:35–8:35 p.m.

The Whiskey Bent Valley Boys’ sound will take you through the hills of Kentucky, bearing all the centuries-old stories, traditions and liquor those hills contain. The band’s old-time sound delivers an intensity that would knock the socks rightoff their forefathers’ feet.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival

SaturDAY HEADLINER / main STAGE / 8:30 p.m.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival an American horn-driven rock and roll band with blues and folk leanings. HGTR is marrying genres in a way that NPR describes as that of a “soul-rock horn band that recalls 60s and 70s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers…” Paste Magazine described their style as “soul-inspired rock that maintains a rootsy sound, brightened by warm swells of horns and rich harmonies.” This new sound has inspired amazing acts like Lake Street Dive, Dr. Dog, Shovels and Rope, and Robert Randolph & the Family Band to share their stage and in turn has elevated Holy Ghost Tent Revival to a nationally touring act of the highest caliber.

Honey and Houston



Honey & Houston hail from Northern Kentucky—fueled by Lauren Houston and Heather Turner and accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Mark Cretcher and drummer Daniel Peterson, the band is a fixture on the Cincinnati scene, blending diverse influences with sweet melodies and goosebump-inducing harmonies.


SaturDAY, side STAGE

3–3:45 Pm

Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act blending older influences with traditional instrumentation and modern effects. Band members Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns and Chris Bloniarz can be found frequently performing in the Boston area alongside bands like Boy & Bear, Shook Twins, John Craigie and Grey Season among others. In 2015, Honeysuckle performed at Newport Folk Festival, was chosen Converse Rubber Tracks artist of the year and was nominated for multiple Boston Music Awards. In 2016, the band’s tour included performances on the Pepsi Stage at Lollapalooza and CMJ in New York City.


SaturDAY, main STAGE

4–5 pm

The Wayfarers have been featured on the national PBS television series “Song of the Mountains”, toured much of the Midwest and Southern Appalachians, released 4 studio albums, and have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in bluegrass & country music; including Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Dailey & Vincent, Lonesome River Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Raybon, Jerry Douglas, and many many more.

Woody Pines


5– 5:45 PM; 7:30–8:15 PM

The music of Nashville troubadour Woody Pines comes from the streets—it was on the streets as a professional busker where Woody first cut his teeth. Pines’ music draws liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78s of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum, or hillbilly—heavy rollicking street performances are central to Woody’s intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics and delirious sense of fun.

Fox Valley Harvest


6–7:30 PM

Fox Valley Harvest and its members have played across the country at festivals like Farm Aid and Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Tour, alongside notable acts including Mumford and Sons, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Bob Dylan and Robert Plant. Their most recent album was produced by Nashville legend Pat Holt, and features artists Kenzie Wetz (fiddle) and Wayne Killius (drums) from the ABC show “Nashville.”

Tickets are on sale now—don’t miss the opportunity to see these great bands live!



Food + Drink

Come hungry and taste local fare

Moe’s Original BBQ, Trucking Delicious and Sweet T’s will serve finger-licking meals alongside a variety of beverage and dessert selections sure to delight the whole family.

Please note: Vegetarian and kid-friendly options are also available.

Weekend Escape


Mount Vernon Grand Hotel

The newly constructed 46 room Mount Vernon Grand will take your breath away with its Victorian décor, beautiful parlor, and Grand staircase. The Grand has plenty of amenities and is located only a few blocks from the festival. LEARN MORE

Mount Vernon Inn

Delicious house-made breakfasts, elegant simplicity and a familiar atmosphere—The Mount Vernon Inn is your home away from home. LEARN MORE

Rustic Knolls Campground

Nestled in a beautiful green valley just 10 minutes from Mount Vernon, Rustic Knolls Campground has 150 campsites, WIFI, swimming/fishing lakes and other amenities. LEARN MORE

Kids + Family

Organized children’s activities and kids area available on Saturday.

For children aged 15 years and under, attendance at Ohiolina is free.

Get Involved

String-Off Competition

Show us your skills and score 2 weekend passes!

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Interested in helping out the day before, the day of, or the day after?

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Want a booth to show off your crafty goods?

What better way to refuel between acts than a pulled pork sandwich from Moe’s Original Bar B Que? Moe’s will be back at Ohiolina this year, so get ready for two days full of music, dancing, and regionally-inspired food! Get your tickets at today.

Remember how awesome @honeyandhouston were last year at Ohiolina? Great news! They’re back again this year for more awesomeness. Get your tickets today at and see them live this September!

Calling all art/craft vendors! Come exhibit and sell your handmade artistic creations at Ohiolina this year! Apply today:

“Woody sounds like Willie Nelson singing a Johnny Cash song in a 1930’s Alabama juke joint. Wildly addicting.” Don’t miss your chance to see Woody Pines this September! Get tickets today at #ohiolina #mountvernonohio

Get ready to dance! Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle are back at Ohiolina 2017 – get tickets today at!

Nikki Lane’s “Jackpot” was named one of the top Americana, Alt-country, Bluegrass and Folk songs of 2017 – we are SO excited to have her at Ohiolina this year! Don’t miss your chance to see her live in September- get your tickets now at! @nikkilane77

Introducing Ohiolina’s first ever stringed instrument competition: the STRING OFF! Apply online at and show us what you’ve got!

And WE’RE BACK! The 2017 Ohiolina Music Festival lineup is LIVE and tickets are on sale!! Check it out and see you in September!

Hey Ohiolina fans! Do you still wake up in the middle of the night and wish you had grabbed an Ohiolina t-shirt at the festival? GREAT NEWS! Our shop still has t-shirts for you! Check them out at today and sleep better tonight.

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