Pickathon 2015 Initial Lineup Revealed!

Pickathon, KEXP Suggests
Jim Beckmann

Don't let the name fool you. Pickathon isn't just about banjos and guitars... well, not just, anyway. Among a roster of today's best purveyors of old timey sounds, you'll find many KEXP favorites of hip hop, soul, R&B, garage and indie rock, dazzling audiences of all ages each year on the sunlit wooded hillside of Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon.

As revealed in the initial lineup today, Pickathon 2015 (July 31st - August 2nd) promises to be just as diverse and even more intriguing than ever, featuring a handful of artists you've heard regularly on KEXP and many others for you to discover there.

tUnE-yArDs • DIIV • Ty Segall • Tinariwen • Langhorne Slim • Shabazz Palaces • Leon Bridges • Hiss Golden Messenger • JD McPherson • Viet Cong • Mandolin Orange • BRONCHO • Whitey Morgan • Alice Gerrard • Kevin Morby • The Weather Station • Sam Amidon • Rodrigo Amarante • Meatbodies • Sinkane • Israel Nash • Ryley Walker • Dom Flemons • Sam Cohen • The Quebe Sisters Band • Happyness • A Giant Dog • Joseph • The Brothers Comatose

These are only a portion of the bands to perform at Pickathon in 2015, but they should be plenty enough to inspire you to grab your tickets to the most unique, eco-concious, family- and artist-friendly festival in the Northwest.

Tickets can be purchased here now. And you can sample the artists announced today in this handy Spotify playlist:


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