Culture Dose: Pickathon Schedules Revealed! + Other Events On Sale

Plan out music-filled days in Happy Valley, Oregon (and other enticing summertime happenings).

It’s no secret that we adore Pickathon—a magical weekend gathering on an Oregon farm that’s all about the discovery of phenomenal new artists in beautiful and unique spaces (think intimate barns and fantastical stages that blend into the surrounding woods). Great news for this year’s much-anticipated event (August 3 through 6): The day-by-day schedule is finally here! Check it out, and get planning.


This year’s fest will feature more than 60 artists scheduled twice across six stages (and over four days). While some names might already ring a bell, others promise to soon top your list.

Highlights beyond the incredible music lineup include local late night game show “Who’s The Ross?” in the Lucky Barn on Friday night, a return of “Comedy in the Lucky Barn” on Saturday night, storytelling on the Woods Stage Sunday morning and spoken word on the Treeline Stage on Sunday afternoon. Events that kids will love range from shows to workshops with School of Rock, Trackers Earth, Red Yarn, Cedarwood Waldorf School, Circus Cascadia and others.

Pickathon by Miri Stebivka
Pickathon by Miri Stebivka

While you’re in ticket-buying mode, don’t forget to buy passes to the brand-new Upstream Fest + Summit, which begins this Thursday. We can’t wait to see what it’s all about!

And on Sunday, May 21, Wanderlust 108—the world’s first and only “mindful triathlon”—comes to Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah.

Photo by Meredith Ruth, Courtesy Wanderlust Festival
Photo by Meredith Ruth, Courtesy Wanderlust Festival

In even better news, Death Cab for Cutie and The Decemberists have announced plans for a benefit concert to show support and stand in solidarity with the ACLU  and Planned Parenthood. The June 9th benefit show at The Paramount will have all proceeds going directly to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. PST. (Joining the two bands on this momentous evening will be singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone.)