Pickathon Draws On Its Roots

August music festival also promotes sustainability
Pickathon draws on its roots // (c) 2013 Pickaton
Pickathon draws on its roots // (c) 2013 Pickaton

The Details

Billed as the best roots music festival in the U.S., Pickathon returns to Pendarvis Farm, 15 minutes from downtown Portland, from Aug. 2-4, 2013.

For its 15th year, the festival boasts a diverse lineup of acts, playing two sets on six unique stages. Pickathon 2013 will feature 45 indie bands, including four-time Grammy nominee Feist and the Divine Fits (with Spoon frontman Britt Daniels and Dan Boeckner, formerly of Wolf Parade) as well as smaller bands such as acoustic powerhouse The Devil Makes Three and local Portland favorite Foghorn Stringband.

Even with big-name bands, Pickathon remains a small, intimate music festival with exceptionally low crowd density to ensure everyone enjoys the performances. Likewise, the festival promotes sustainability with solar-powered generators, composting, a completely plastic-free environment and reusable cups, plates and utensils.

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