2011 Pickathon lineup announced

Monday, February 14th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Ben Salmon

Pickathon — the wonderful, woodsy music festival held each summer southeast of Portland — doesn’t get quite the attention that, say, the Sasquatch or Coachella festivals get. But that’s OK. Because it means Pickathon still feels like a fun, intimate event that’s about the music, not mega-bands, corporate sponsorships and $5 bottles of water. Basically, the real world hasn’t ruined Pickathon yet.

Anyway, Pickathon’s specialty is “indie-roots” music: Americana, acoustic, folk of all kinds, blues, bluegrass and beyond. Artists play multiple sets across multiple stages, and the festival takes tremendous pride in its eco-friendly ways. Pickathon makes extensive use of solar energy and is the first music festival in the country to be 100-percent free of plastic cups and bottles, according to their website.

This year’s Pickathon will take place Aug. 5-7 at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley. Here’s the lineup that was announced today (I’ve bolded some artists that are well worth checking out):

Mavis Staples
Bill Callahan
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Califone
Damien Jurado
Thao
Fruit Bats
Vetiver
Laura Veirs
Future Islands
Old Sledge
Brownout
The Wilders
The Sadies
Richard Swift
Pine Leaf Boys
The Builders and The Butchers
Danny Barnes
Sonny & The Sunsets
Whitey Morgan & The 78’s
Mike + Ruthy
The Black Lillies
Strand of Oaks
Elliott Brood
Bruce Molsky
AgesandAges
Joy Kills Sorrow
Charlie Parr
Old Light
Ted Jones and The Tarheel Boys
The Buffalo Killers
Pokey LaFarge
Rock Plaza Central
Truckstop Darlin’
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Diane Ferlatte

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One Response to “2011 Pickathon lineup announced”

  1. Serial says:

    I am INSULTED that you neglected to BOLD The Builders and the Butchers! Did you see them at McMenamins? They tore that place UP!

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