Memorial Day Weekend | May 24, 25 & 26, 2019
190 Townsend Road
Martinsville, Ohio 45146


Hey good folks,

Hello from Ohio!

We are still basking in the afterglow of a great festival this past May (the best one yet) but are already looking forward to 2019!

Thanks to all of you who have attended for helping us establish a world-class boutique music and arts festival that feels like an extended musical family reunion in a beautiful green space on our small farm in Ohio. It really is a festival unlike any other.

We are already beginning to confirm a truly amazing group of musicians, writers and artists. Feeling grateful. We are looking forward to being inspired and making many new connections and discoveries right along with the rest of you. Can’t wait to see you on the farm again, May 24, 25 & 26, Memorial Day Weekend 2019!

Rivers and oceans,

Linford and Karin


WHO: Over the Rhine and Many Special Guests – Musicians, Artists, Writers

WHAT: NOWHERE ELSE FESTIVAL - Two full days of music, workshops, artists presenting their work, an extended musical family reunion 

WHERE: Nowhere Else, 190 Townsend Rd, Martinsville, OH 45146

WHEN:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24, 25 & 26, 2019, Memorial Day Weekend. Festival gates open at 9am. Music starts at 1pm. (Friday, May 24, VIP Picnic and Intimate Concert for VIP ticket holders. Thank you for your generous support of the festival.)

WHY: Proceeds from the festival will help us continue restoring a 140-year-old barn into a fully-functioning performing arts center where we can “pay forward” some of what we’ve learned in the last 25 years. We plan to host intimate concerts and workshops, record future albums, nurture younger artists and share all the good stuff: good music, good food, good conversation, good wine, good stories, good moonrises. Join us!

Airports/flights: Both the greater Cincinnati Int’l Airport (CVG) (which is technically in Northern Kentucky just across the river from Cincinnati) and the Dayton Int’l Airport are approximately the same distance from Nowhere Else, roughly an hour’s drive. 

If you’d like to stay close to Nowhere Else: 

Wilmington, Ohio, is an old Quaker college town about 20 minutes up the road. They  have a number of hotels, B&B’s etc.There are also a smattering of B&B’S in Hillsboro, Ohio, and the surrounding area. 

The Roberts Centre is a nearby large Holiday Inn/Convention Center with amenities located at 123 Gano Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177. Easy access from Interstate 71.

There are cabins and tent camping facilities available at Cowan Lake State Park (15-20 minutes away). And at Rocky Fork State Park near Hillsboro, Ohio (30 minutes away). There are other state parks close by/in the vicinity – Stonelick State Park, Paint Creek State Park, Caesar Creek State Park etc. There are not camping facilities available at the festival site at this time. 

Murphin Ridge Inn (about 45 miles south of Nowhere Else) has more luxurious cabins and guest rooms, and beautiful grounds (100+ acres) right in the heart of Amish Country. (Murphin also has a restaurant on site in an old 1828 farmhouse with a good wine list etc.) 

Other activities in the surrounding area (Monday is Memorial Day): The city of Cincinnati is about an hour away, and has much to explore – Art Museum, beautiful parks, the neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine, Findlay Market, many excellent restaurants. Karin and I were married at Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park, right across from the Cincinnati Art Museum. Mt. Adams is a fun neighborhood with great views near the park. If you’re unfamiliar, you will love Cincinnati. 

If you’re hungry for green space, there is also great hiking East of Nowhere Else about 25 miles:

(They have lodging/cabins etc available as well.) You will feel like you went down a rabbit hole and ended up on the Appalachian Trail. Gorgeous area.

Please note:

Children are welcome – age 12 and under are admitted free. 

Discounted passes are available for teens, college students with ID and all service/military personnel. Please help us spread the word about these discounts.

No pets please. 

NOWHERE ELSE FESTIVAL is taking place on a small farm.

Picnics/beverages/snacks (food, espresso & additional beverages will also be available on site)
Comfortable/sturdy walking shoes (there are no sidewalks on site – grassy green space only, be prepared to walk up to 10 minutes from parking areas)
Blankets to spread out on the lawn if you’re so inclined
Lawn chairs (chairs will be provided in the main music tent and barn)
Clothes/layers for chilly or warm weather/be flexible
Sun block
Flashlight (for walking after dark)

We have a few food trucks coming out this time. But feel free to bring your own picnics and beverages. If you are so inclined, bring a batch of your favorite cookies to share as part of our famous “cookie carry-in” so you have a little something sweet to go with Chuck’s espresso and lattes – the best we know of on earth.

More info to come – updates will be emailed to those who purchase tickets as we get closer to the event and at

If you need wheelchair access or have any special needs, we have parking in close proximity to the main performance tent reserved for you. Please email and we will get you on the list and reserve space. 

Please email any questions to or and we’ll try to be as helpful as we can.

Thank you for joining us as we all lean into a beautiful weekend together.

Peace like a river, love like an ocean,

Linford and Karin