Located just outside of Portland, Pickathon is quite possibly the most unique music festival in the world. From sustainability efforts that have practically eliminated paper and plastic cups, plates and utensils, to intimate workshops with artists, to sets specifically tailored for your little ones, to the exquisite pairing of food, drink and music, the vision of the organizers is extensive. Where else can you catch multiple performances for every band on different stages and in different environments over the course of a single weekend? What about saying hi to one of the headliners who just happens to be wandering around the fest grounds? Or how about a sweaty, late-night romp in the Galaxy Barn on the receiving end of a face melting? Free water, camping, solar powered, 80 forested acres to explore, family friendly, views of Mt. Hood, a strictly limited capacity, an intimate stage deep in the woods beneath Doug Firs—all of this makes Pickathon a hot commodity.
More than two decades in, this year’s lineup features the fest’s biggest booking to date in Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band plus Nathaniel Rateliff playing both solo and with The Night Sweats. Other highlights include Khruangbin, Mandolin Orange, Tyler Childers, Lucius, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mountain Man, Damien Jurado, The Richard Swift Hex Band, JJUUJJUU and local faves like Fruit Bats, YOB, Laura Veirs, Karma Rivera, Reptaliens, Black Belt Eagle Scout and many, many more.
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