Category Archives: Pickathon

Pickathon 2013: A Photo Field Guide

It’s the kind of thing you’re told all the time: “you just have to go there, do it, see it.” But it’s true: describing the experience of attending Pickathon is kind of like writing about music itself. Too much is lost in translation. That the festival remains a hidden gem in the Northwest seems bothRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: Pickathon 2013 this weekend!

There’s probably no other festival as intimate, communal and sustainable in the Northwest like Pickathon. This weekend at the Pendarvis Farm just outside Portland, Oregon, a diverse gathering of bands like Feist, Andrew Bird, The Devil Makes Three, Divine Fits and Shabazz Palaces will perform as part of the 15th annual Pickathon Music Festival. AmpleRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Pickathon Preview with Greg Vandy

Pickathon is my favorite weekend of the year. You’ve heard me talk about it incessantly in The Roadhouse, and maybe you saw the KEXP vids last year from the “Bunny Glade,” and maybe you were even there when I interviewed Mavis Staples in the Workshop Barn in 2011 (laughs & tears!). If so, you knowRead more...

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Pickathon 2013 Schedule Released

KEXP is proud to support Pickathon and happy to announce the release of this year’s daily schedule. The three-day festival at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, OR (very close to Portland), on August 2-4, includes performances by over 45 artists on 7 stages, but one of its most unique features is that every artist playsRead more...

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Video Premiere: Pickathon TV - Episode 1

As you read this, Pickathon is gearing up for the first weekend of August (2nd-4th). Staff and volunteers are already out in the field clearing brush, blazing trails and building stages for the 15th Anniversary of the festival on Pendarvis Farm outside of Portland. This year’s lineup aims to be its most diverse yet, includingRead more...

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Pickathon 2013 Announces Dates and Lineup

Now in its 15th year, Oregon music festival Pickathon has announced its lineup, dates and location for 2013 -- and it’s one of their best lineups yet! On August 2-4 at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, OR, the festival will host Feist, Andrew Bird, Divine Fits, The Devil Makes Three, Sharon Van Etten, KurtRead more...

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Live Video: KEXP at Pickathon, Part 3

You know you’re in for something special when a band brings a full sized harp and pump organ into the woods for an acoustic performance. For the session we recorded with them at Pickathon, The Barr Brothers decided not to compromise and hauled all their gear into the “Bunny Glade,” one of the festival’s dedicatedRead more...

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Live Video: KEXP at Pickathon, Part 2

“In a pagan place,” indeed -- barely two weeks ago we sent a team into the out-of-time wooded glens of the Pendarvis farm in Happy valley, Oregon, to capture stripped down performances during Pickathon. There’s just something about the festival’s laid back approach and the idyllic scenery that draws out some truly unique performances fromRead more...

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KEXP at Pickathon, Part 1

I’m just going to say it outright: Pickathon is incredible. The scenic location on the hillside of Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, just a quick commute from Portland, and facing Mt. Hood; the tasty and more than reasonably priced food; the free and plentiful water; the like-minded local purveyors and peddlers; the environmentally friendlyRead more...

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