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25 May Support WNKU & Get Tickets to This Weekend’s Nowhere Else Festival

On May 28th and 29th, Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine will host a two day music and art festival on their farm outside of Hillsboro, Ohio. The Nowhere Else Festival is curated entirely by Karin and Linford and will feature visual artists, naturalists, great food, and musical performances by Blind Boys of Alabama, Joe Henry, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Lily and Madeleine, Birds of Chicago, Katie Laur, Over the Rhine and the Band of Sweethearts, and more.

Karin & Linford have generously donated 20 pair of festival passes to WNKU to be offered as thank you gifts to listeners who become WNKU members at $30 a month or make a one-time donation of $360.

Donate via our secure online pledge form, and select two tickets to the Nowhere Else Festival as your thank you gift.  You will receive a confirmation email once you’ve made your pledge and then a follow up email with more details about the festival one week prior to the event.


The schedule of music and activities can be found below.

9am Gates open
10am – 12:50pm Artist Presentations/Workshops (details will be emailed to ticketholders)
1:00 – 1:30: Over the Rhine & Guests ~ Festival blessing/inauguration/kickoff
1:45 – 2:45: The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars w/special guest Katie Laur
3:00 – 3:30: Larry Groce of Mountain Stage
3:45 – 4:45: Lily & Madeleine
5:00 – 6:00: Joe Henry
6:15 – 7:15: Birds Of Chicago
7:30 – 8:00: Lucy Wainwright Roche
8:30: Over the Rhine and the Band of Sweethearts

9:00 am Gates open
9:00 – 11:00am: Michael Wilson ~ Photo Ramble (Wilmington, OH)
9:00 – 10:30am: Nowhere Farm Wild Edges Walk w/Linford, Kent Mitchell (naturalist), Kent Burgess (nature photographer)
10:00am – 12:00pm: Barry Moser ~ Drawing Workshop
10:00am – 12:00pm: Joe Henry ~ Songwriting Conversation
10:00am – 12:00pm: Open jam with Bradley Meinerding & guests. Bring your instruments!
12:15pm: Healing Impaired – A Conversation… This is a panel discussion: What do we do when the worst happens? How do we support each other when we can’t fix it? What is helpful? What is not? Includes Jeffrey Ward, Kent Mitchell et al.
1:30 – 2:45pm: Over the Rhine and The Band of Sweethearts
3:00 – 3:50: Comet Bluegrass Allstars
4:00 – 4:30: Levon Henry
4:45 – 5:45: Lucy Wainwright Roche
6:00 – 7:00: Joe Henry
8:00: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Please note:
  • Children are welcome–age 12 and under are admitted free.
  • No pets please.