The sun is out, skies are clear and it’s getting warm. In other words, it’s starting to feel like festival season. But we’re all stuck at home, sheltering in place from COVID-19, unable to bask in the glory of live music.
Don’t worry, though, Pickathon is here for you. For the next 60 days, the three-day outdoor music festival is sharing previously recorded live performances, including shows from Andrew Bird, Mac DeMarco, Drive-By Truckers, Charles Bradley and a ton more. So crack open some drinks, crack open a window and imagine yourself at one of the festival’s stages.
All donations received will go to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The concerts stream for free at 1 pm on Facebook, Amazon Music’s Twitch channel and YouTube. The series started Wednesday, April 8, so past live shows from Drive-By Truckers (2017), Ex Hex (2015) and Tyler Childers (2019) are already available to watch.
Here’s the upcoming schedule:
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)
Thurs, April 16 – Heartless Bastards (Galaxy Barn, 2012)
Fri, April 17 – Jeff Tweedy (Woods Stage, 2016)
Sat, April 18 – Divine Fits (Woods Stage, 2013)
Sun, April 19 – Vieux Farka Touré (Woods Stage, 2013)
The festival is still planning to run July 30 through Aug. 2. Among the 2020 lineup was American music legend John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19 earlier this week.