Pickathon has announced a new webcast series dubbed A Concert A Day, that will bring free content to viewers for the next 60 days.
In press release, organizers of the annual Pickathon festival in Portland, OR detailed the lineup for the next two months. All of these performances come from past Pickathon gatherings and include Drive-By Truckers, Margo Price, Jeff Tweedy, Mac DeMarco, Tyler Childers, Charles Bradley, Tank and the Bangas, Thee Oh Sees, People Under the Stairs, Damien Jurado, The Lone Bellow, Ex Hex, Foxygen, Andrew Bird, Brownout, Divine Fits, DakhaBrakha, Vieux Farka Touré, Willie Watson, and many more.
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Organizers at the cross-genre festival also announced partnerships with the Recording Academy, BandsinTown, Bandcamp, Amazon Music, and YouTube who will all help put on A Concert A Day. A full concert performance will be broadcast each day at 1 p.m. PT as part of YouTube’s Stay Home #WithMe initiative that encourages people to quarantine. Additionally, the broadcasts will raise money for MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund that helps musicians in need.
In addition to the concerts, the Recording Academy will host a daily premiere on the event’s Facebook page. Each day will feature either the performer themself or a renowned journalist to introduce the performance. For the premiere, the host will answer questions live and comment on the performance. Each installment of A Concert A Day will be viewable through Pickathon’s YouTube channel. In a press release, the festivals organizers said that A Concert A Day signals, “part of Pickathon’s movement from an annual festival to a year-round content creation company driven by some of the most creative minds in Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
“Stages at Pickathon are planned like independent films,” the release said. “With architects and visual artists creating one-of-a-kind experiences that drive the artists to career best performances which are rendered in multi-camera HD and subsequently released year round.”
See the schedule for week one below. As of now, Pickathon is still set to take place this year July 30th–August 2nd on the Pendarvis Farm in Portland, OR. Head to the festival’s website for tickets and information.
Pickathon A Concert A Day Week One Schedule
Wed, April 8 – Drive-By Truckers (Mt. Hood Stage, 2017)
Thurs, April 9 – Ex Hex (Treeline Stage, 2015)
Fri, April 10 – Tyler Childers (Woods, 2019)
Sat, April 11 – Charles Bradley (Mt. Hood Stage, 2017)
Sun, April 12 – Tank & The Bangas (Woods Stage, 2017)
Mon, April 13 – Damien Jurado (Lucky Barn, 2019)
Tues, April 14 – People Under the Stairs (Woods Stage, 2014)
Wed, April 15 – DakhaBrakha (Mt. Hood, 2018)