Concerts worth streaming online (and a few to see in person, too)
Do you love music but not the hassle of concert queues and packed venues? Well, do we have news for you. Plenty of new offerings this season allow you to enjoy groovy tunes from the ease and coziness of your own home. See below for some of our favorite findings.
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.
Summer has begun to accelerate at lightning speed, and we suddenly feel that it’s prime time to soak up every sun-kissed moment of the season. If you’re with us, we’d love to strongly urge you—music lovers in particular—to make a really smart move to further enhance your summer. If you don’t yet have plans for next weekend (August 5-7); grab tickets to Pickathon before they’re gone. This gem of a gathering will forever raise your festival-going bar, and that’s not a promise we make lightly.
A blissful, wooded weekend of talented musicians jamming amid the trees.
After my interview with Pickathon founder Zale Schoenborn, I had the strong suspicion I had serendipitously stumbled upon something pretty darn special. But I still had very little idea what to expect as my friends and I pulled into Happy Valley’s Pendarvis Farm two Thursdays ago, dust kicking up behind us into the gray Oregon sky.
THE FESTIVAL FOUNDER DISCUSSES A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE YOU WON’T SOON FORGET
When Zale Schoenborn talks about Pickathon, his passion is palpable, his excitement contagious. If you didn’t already think this annual music fest sounded like a blast before speaking with him, chances are you’ll be bee-lining to get your ticket the second you and Zale end your conversation.