Aug 3-6

Bring Your Kids to Pickathon! Family Lineup Up Now!
Pickathon is for the kids! We have so much programming for families, in fact, that we’ve almost booked an entire kids-first festival inside the grounds of Pickathon!  Last year, our family-focused Coyote Neighborhood, in the woods above Cherry Hill, was a huge hit. Kids of all ages gathered for exclusive performances from our Family Music […]
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Bring Your Kids to Pickathon! Family Lineup Up Now!

Pickathon is for the kids! We have so much programming for families, in fact, that we’ve almost booked an entire kids-first festival inside the grounds of Pickathon!  Last year, our family-focused Coyote Neighborhood, in the woods above Cherry Hill, was a huge hit. Kids of all ages gathered for exclusive performances from our Family Music […]

Pickathon Podcast Ep06 feat. Whimz

New podcast out today and it’s a fun one! Pickathon Founder Zale Schoenborn interviews Portland’s own synth dream doom pop (new genre alert!) band Whimz and finds out the surprisingly strange and hilarious (and exclusive) story behind the name of their new album, PM226. Plus Zale talks a bit about the history of Pickathon’s work […]

Join Our Pickathon Podcast Taping via Patreon!

We’ve been having so much fun with our weekly podcast that we wanted to invite folks to join us! If you’re a Pickathon Patreon member, you can actually jump on to the podcast with us tomorrow, June 1, in the afternoon, while we interview indie songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews and Zamrock pioneers W.I.T.C.H.! You get […]

Tier 1 Tickets End Next Wednesday June 7!

We’ve been saying it and now it’s happening! Tier 1 Tickets have been selling great and their time is up! Tier 1 Tickets will be OVER next Wed and we’ll be raising the prices on tickets, so if you’ve been holding off on buying tickets, now’s the time! We do everything we can to keep […]

Camp in Style with Camp Poler at Pickathon!

We’re excited to partner with Portland camping and apparel company Poler this year to offer a full service camping package for Pickathon! Sign up for this and Pickathon and Poler will provide everything for you to camp in your own Camp Poler! Poler will provide a two person tent for you and a friend (or […]

Pickathon Craft Lineup!

We’re excited to announce a whole lineup of Craft Vendors at Pickathon! We’ve scoured the maker’s markets, craft fairs, and vendor venues of Portland and beyond to bring you some really great crafters for all your shopping desires at Pickathon this year! Here are some highlights! Desert Dreamin’ Vintage – For the honky-tonkers and desert […]

Pickathon Podcast EP05 – Growing Up in the Grand Ol Opry with The Kernal

How is Pickathon the Anti-Festival? Founder Zale Schoenborn has some fascinating ideas in the new Pickathon Podcast about how Pickathon goes against the grain, bucking most major festival trends. It’s just common sense really, because Pickathon puts passion first over profit. Plus a great interview with outsider country artist The Kernal, a key artist on […]

Schedule + 3 New Artists!

Find out who’s playing what stage on which day, get the lowdown on Pickathon’s schedule this year, and lay out your plan for the festival. Will you wander like a nomad, or camp out at your favorite festival stage? Full Stage Schedules are UP and available now! We won’t have a printed program guide, so […]

Pickathon 2023 DJ Lineup!

The best part about Pickathon is discovering something new and special, and every year we’re coming up with awesome new experiences tucked into the woods at Pendarvis Farm! For a little while now we had been featuring some of the best DJs in the Northwest and beyond. These DJs are real deal vinyl connoisseurs and […]

Pickathon Podcast EP04 – Learning from Mistakes and Caribbean Roots of Pachyman!

This week on the Pickathon Podcast, it’s Zale vs Pachyman for a deep dive into Caribbean music, from Puerto Rico to Jamaica! Pachyman translates the curiosity and vintage production perspective of early dub pioneers to the modern era, reframing a Caribbean flow as transnational and eminently danceable. Opening up the episode, Zale’s got some pretty […]

Redesigned Parking & Camping at Pickathon!

Whether you want to come and go all weekend in your vehicle, tent camp in a lush forest, or chill out and sleep comfortably in your RV/Car, our Parking & Camping 2.0 Plan is a radically new way of experiencing Pickathon! What is Parking & Camping 2.0 ? Pickathon continuously works to improve the festival […]


Fridays and Saturdays Evenings at Pickathon’s Lucky Barn are for the laughs! Each year, we bring together some of the best rising comedians for a raucous night of stand-up comedy. It’s a Pickathon tradition that’s seen the rise of comics like Kyle Kinane, Ian Karmel, Amy Miller, and more! This year, Portland’s own Shain Brenden […]

Volunteer Applications Now Open for Pickathon 2023!

It takes on army to put on Pickathon and we need your help! Volunteer Applications are Open Now for Pickathon 2023! Just go to – fill out the form and let us know you’re interested in helping out. You can try out for one of the Crews that make Pickathon happen, like the Brew […]

Pickathon Podcast EP03 – Origin Stories and Global Acoustic Stew with Sprig of That

In the third episode of the Pickathon Podcast, Zale tells a brief overview of the history of the Pickathon. Isabel Dammann, from Sprig of That, joins the conversation and shares stories about watching Lake Street Dive bring down the house at Pickathon 2014, her “Portland Famous” Dad, and why a violin, guitar, and Tabla drum […]

Pickathon 2023 Daily Artist Lineups Are Up Now!

Here we go, the Daily Artist Lineups are now available for Pickathon 2023! This is your chance to peep which artists are playing which days at Pickathon. You can plan your schedule out to the tee (actual stage schedules coming a bit later). Tickets are on sale now, including day passes, so take a moment […]

Pickathon Podcast EP02 – Sustainable Yodeling with Nick Shoulders

In the second episode of the Pickathon podcast, Zale discusses how Pickathon became the first American music festival to eliminate all plastic and single-use dishware.  Nick Shoulders joins the conversation to talk about growing up in Arkansas, sustainability in music, fireworks naval battles, and how he learned to be the best yodeling country singer alive.  […]

Pickathon Debuts New Podcast Series

The FIRST Episode of our new Pickathon Podcast is up now, check it out! Pickathon Founder Zale Schoenborn is heading these up, inviting in Pickathon 2023 Artists and Special Guests to chat about the festival and their own music and to go behind the scenes at Pickathon HQ in Portland.

Consequence Features Pickathon’s Environmental Sustainability

One of the biggest music sites, Consequence of Sound, just profiled Pickathon and interviewed Pickathon Founder Zale Schoenborn on how to build an environmentally sustainable festival! Since Pickathon’s been a pioneer for years in greening music festivals, some of the brand-new ideas we developed in 2022 are getting national attention now. Folks are starting to […]

Tour the Pickathon 2023 Lineup via NPR Tiny Desks

Pickathon and NPR Music are good buddies and have very sympatico tastes in music! Take a tour of our Pickathon 2023 lineup through NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts! Lee Fields NPR Tiny Desk – this legend of soul ran through three songs from his most recent album “Sentimental Fool” plus an older one from a […]

Let’s Explore the 2023 Pickathon Lineup

The 2023 Pickathon Lineup is out now! We’ve pulled back the curtain on one of our most discovery-based lineups ever. And we want you to dive in with us and explore. Pickathon’s where we go to fall in love, all over again, every year. It’s where we go to find our next favorite bands and to say that we saw […]


It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Who’s playing Pickathon 2023?? We told you this lineup would be a journey of discovery and we’ve reached out far and wide to bring the best of the best to the Farm this year. Music fans will recognize indie roots powerhouses Watchhouse, or old-school soul icon Lee […]

Bingo! Guess the Pickathon 2023 Lineup and Win 2 Free Passes!

Pickathon’s all about discovery, and even though we can’t wait for you to discover our 2023 Lineup (coming later next week!!), we thought we’d give folks a chance to try their hand at guessing who’ll be playing the festival this year! Announcing the first-ever PICKATHON LINEUP BINGO! Guesses have been bouncing all around social media and especially […]

2022 Video Series Debut w/Margo Cilker, Soul Glo, Gabe Lee

PICKATHON TICKETS ON SALE NOW Pickathon’s Videos Are Starting Up Again!Awesome Performances from 2022 Festival Debuting Now Yay, today we’re so excited to debut new videos from Pickathon 2022! Expect a couple videos a week from us from now on, and most of your favorite video series will return, including the Pumphouse and Slab Sessions! If you know Pickathon, you […]

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