(NELSONVILLE, OHIO) – Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains sits the Little Cities of Black Diamond, a collection of historic coal mining communities in Southeast Ohio. The rich cultural and natural histories of this area are a testament to the human spirit and resiliency that continues to define the Southeast Ohio hill country.
In celebration of this history, Hocking College is proud to announce the Nelsonville Black Diamond Music and Arts Festival to be held on the College’s main campus in Nelsonville, Ohio on June 10th and 11th, 2022. Connected to the region’s rich country and bluegrass roots, the Black Diamond Music and Arts Festival will celebrate an eclectic variety of artists and musicians including headliners, multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist Elle King, Elvie Shane, and the Kentucky Headhunters. The two-day music and arts festival will feature three stages, a variety of food and beverage vendors, arts and crafts vendors and demonstrations, and accommodations for guests that include camping and lodging.
“Hocking College is the perfect venue for this type of musical celebration,” said Dr. Betty Young, Hocking College President. “The pristine 2300-acre campus provides an incredible backdrop for this exciting event, promoting the region’s amazing natural resources and rich cultural heritage.”
In addition to the campus, the Nelsonville Black Diamond Music and Arts Festival will highlight the College’s academic programs, including Culinary Arts, Fermentation Science, and the Music and Recording program. “Hocking College is committed to providing students real-world experience that further cultivate our future workforce,” said Sean Terrell, Dean of Workforce Development and Community Engagement at Hocking College. “The Black Diamond Music and Arts Festival will provide our students the opportunity to not just work a large festival, but help organize, operationalize, and execute an event that will showcase all of the assets Southeast Ohio has to offer.”
For information about the Nelsonville Black Diamond Music and Arts Festival and to order tickets, visit www.blackdiamondmusicfestival.com.
Contact: Black Diamond Music and Arts Festival, Hocking College
Email: [email protected]
Sean Terrell, Dean of Workforce Development and Community Engagement, Hocking College
Phone: (740) 753-7149.