Pickathon is an experiential music festival focused on discovery. Located on Pendarvis Farm in the tall trees outside of Portland, Oregon you may be thinking, what does this have to do with Nashville? Well, COVID-19 has made the world a lot smaller place and one thing near and dear to Nashville’s heart is MUSICARES. And incase you don’t already know MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. Well this is one of those times. During this time of hardship, with so many artists unable to tour and so many people stuck at home, Pickathon is opening the vaults to premiere one full concert a day for 60 days, streaming for free on Facebook, Amazon Music’s Twitch channel, and on YouTube. All donations received will go to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Featured artists currently confirmed 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!
Each day for the next 60 days, starting April 8, Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day will premiere a full recorded concert from past festivals. Featuring renowned artists across many genres giving career-best performances, these concerts from Pickathons past will stream with unprecedented direct support from the Recording Academy, Amazon Music, and YouTube. At the A Concert A Day Facebook Event, the Recording Academy will host each concert premiere daily, joined either by the performing artist or a renowned journalist. The host will answer fan questions live and comment on the performance. Amazon Music will stream the concert through its channel on Twitch, and the concerts will also premiere on Pickathon’s YouTube channel and be featured as part of YouTube’s Stay Home #WithMe initiative. After reaching out for help, Pickathon was overwhelmed by the response, welcoming the support of partners like the Recording Academy, Amazon Music, BandsinTown, Bandcamp, and YouTube who collaborated in one common effort to support A Concert A Day. All donations received during the livestream will go directly to MusiCares COVID-10 Relief Fund to help musicians in need.
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)