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Published on Feb 24, 2014

Learn why artists love Pickathon Music Festival in their own words overlay-ed on top of a artful time lapse of our main stage shade sculpture being built, experienced, and torn down.

Are You Ready?

2014 Pickathon - Aug 1-3rd 2014
Pendarvis Farm, Happy Valley, OR (20 minutes form downtown Portland).
Tickets and Info: http://www.pickathon.com

Pickathon 2014 Lineup
Nickel Creek
Blind Pilot
War On Drugs
Mac Demarco
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Jonathan Richman
Valerie June
Destroyer (solo)
Gregory Alan Isakov
Jolie Holland
Angel Olsen
Shakey Graves
Jolie Holland
The Barr Brothers
The Men
The Sadies
Parquet Courts
Robbie Fulks
Son Little
Old Buck
Mikal Cronin
Leroy Thomas
Della Mae
Marco Benevento
Julianna Barwick
The Black Lillies
Steve Gunn
Willie Watson
Those Darlin's
Hiss Golden Messenger
Lonnie Holly
Love As Laughter
Ages and Ages
Spanish Gold
Mandolin Orange
Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer
Ural Thomas & The Pain
Possessed By Paul James
Charlie Parr
The Donkeys
Crow Quill Night Owl

There's plenty that could be said about Pickathon: The diverse and expertly crafted lineup; the festival's pioneering ways in zero-waste food and beverage service; the celebration of Portland's food-truck culture; Six stages creating unique environments for the performers, who all play twice over the course of the weekend; The emphasis of quality over quantity, with a 3500 paid attendance capacity; The family-friendly environment. Pickathon is the best weekend a music-lover could ask for, but wouldn't you rather see and hear it from the performers themselves?


"This is the most amazing place I think I've ever played before." - Neko Case on the Wood Stage

"I get it now, I get it, I get why Pickathon is what it is." - Andrew Bird on the Wood Stage

"Pickathon is the best...I've been taste testing festivals around the world...This is what they're all trying to do" - Feist on the Wood Stage

"This might be the best air I have ever breathed." - Bill Callahan on the Mountain View Stage

"It's like today is the last day of summer camp, you know?...We all want this moment to last forever." — Sharon Van Etten

"Pickathon is the only festival by the fans and for the fans, and it really makes you feel a part of something special." - Adam Granduciel, The War on Drugs

"I've got to say this is probably the best festival I've ever been to. I feel so relaxed, and everybody is so nice. Maybe I'm too relaxed, I don't know." - King Tuff on the Mountain View Stage

"You can do whatever you want, to try to dampen our moods...to try to pick away, chip away, erode the positive energy vibrations, the happiness we've absorbed over the past few days. Do what you will! It will not affect us.... We are in the bubble. Like John Travolta." - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy on the Mountain View Stage

"I have never been this excited about attending a festival, let alone playing and I'm so ready to bust out my tin cup and climb up and down that unparalleled weekend." - Shakey Graves

"No advertisers, no waste, just music. This is what all music festivals should be like." - Andrew Savage, Parquet Courts

"We sort of had an amazing year. The best year we've ever had as a band, and in my mind it started here." - Lake Street Dive

"Best American festival period." - Ty Segall

Subscribe to Pickathon's Youtube channel if you want to continue to see the original content that Pickathon will release throughout 2014.

Music credit
Artist: AgesandAges
Song: I See More

Executive Producer: Zale Schoenborn, Eric Schoenborn, Terry Groves, Ned Failing, Michael Dorr.
Producer: Ryan Stiles
Camera: Alexandra Erickson, Tyler Malay, Sebastian Collet, Fred Schoening, Ryan Stiles.


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