Pickathon Music Festival Announces Initial 2017 Lineup
You also have Brent Cobb making the list, Mandolin Orange and Billy Strings from the bluegrass side of things, the throwback country stylings of Cajun country artist Courtney Granger being represented, and a plethora of alt-country/Americana bands such as the Drive-By Truckers, Deer Tick, Hiss Golden Messenger, and more.
Other names from the initial artist announcement can be seen below, with many more names coming for the festival being held August 3rd through 6th at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon.
There are bigger festivals and flashier headliners during the summer festival season, but few gatherings can boast the ability to not just support worthy music from a wide swath of the American audio palette, but truly launch major careers for artists that go on to have an international impact like Pickathon has—artists such as The Avett Brothers, Sturgill Simpson, and Lake Street Dive just to name a few.
More info and tickets can be found at pickathon.com
January 16, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
That’s a helluva lineup — wish I could go… 😀 My guy Jonathan Richman will be playing there; I’ve seen him play (mostly in Nebraska, but also one time each in Iowa and Missouri) 11 times in 13 years.
January 17, 2017 @ 3:13 am
Rats, no Foghorn String Band this time.
January 17, 2017 @ 11:25 am
This is just the initial lineup. Foghorn or other bands may be added later.
January 17, 2017 @ 8:34 am
If Jason Isbell were also on the list, can you imagine him and Drive By Truckers having a one-off reunion?
January 17, 2017 @ 9:31 am
I live about 30 min from the venue and have always wanted to go. But $1,000 is a lot for one weekend of music for this family of 4. Last year our total ticket price of the family for the 3-day Braun Brothers Reunion was about the cost of one ticket to Pickathon.
January 17, 2017 @ 11:13 am
That’s crazy money for no big names. Worth it?
January 17, 2017 @ 11:22 am
Pickathon is a heavily-curated experience, and for that reason it gets quite pricey. Totally understandable how some get priced out.
I miss Stevie Gaines
January 17, 2017 @ 9:49 am
I had to add dinosaur jr’ on my pandora one thingy, after I saw this poster, I liked those guys 20 plus years ago!