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Photos from Pickathon 2018

Shots from some of our favorite shows at this year's Pickathon festival: Ethio-jazz legend Hailu Mergia, psychedelic soul group Black Pumas, guitar-centric Malian outfit Tinariwen, and more.

Photo: Isabel Zacharias

 

You’ve probably heard this a million times, but Pickathon is nothing like other music festivals. With a lineup ten times more diverse than its name and an uncommonly secluded setting, this year’s Pickathon festival was as magical as ever: interactive art installations, late-night singalongs, dancing, togetherness, and some of the best darn live music we’ve heard this summer — all against a backdrop of foliage and stars. And if you missed it, please accept these photos as a consolation prize and hopefully feel a little less left-out. *

Festivalgoers take a breather at a common campground.

Festivalgoers take a breather at a common campground.

Isabel Zacharias

Ethio-jazz accordionist and keyboardist Hailu Mergia performs at the Mt. Hood Stage.

Ethio-jazz accordionist and keyboardist Hailu Mergia performs at the Mt. Hood Stage.

Isabel Zacharias

Ethiopian jazz accordionist & keyboardist Hailu Mergia performs at the Mt. Hood Stage.

Ethiopian jazz accordionist & keyboardist Hailu Mergia performs at the Mt. Hood Stage.

Isabel Zacharias

Malian "desert rock" group Tinariwen performs at the Treeline Stage.

Malian “desert rock” group Tinariwen performs at the Treeline Stage.

Isabel Zacharias

Malian "desert rock" group Tinariwen performs at the Treeline Stage.

Malian “desert rock” group Tinariwen performs at the Treeline Stage.

Isabel Zacharias

Husband-wife Southern soul duo The War and Treaty perform at the Woods Stage.

Husband-wife Southern soul duo The War and Treaty perform at the Woods Stage.

By Rob Kerr, courtesy of Pickathon.

Psych-soul band Black Pumas perform at the Galaxy Barn.

Psych-soul band Black Pumas perform at the Galaxy Barn.

Courtesy of Pickathon.

Sean Mathis of soul outfit Black Pumas.

Sean Mathis of soul outfit Black Pumas.

By Eric Burton, courtesy of Pickathon.

An art installation off the campsite trails.

An art installation off the campsite trails.

Isabel Zacharias

Lonnie Holley at the Galaxy Barn.

Lonnie Holley at the Galaxy Barn.

Isabel Zacharias

Multimedia artist, activist & Casio keyboard spiritualist Lonnie Holley performs at the Galaxy Barn.

Multimedia artist, activist & Casio keyboard spiritualist Lonnie Holley performs at the Galaxy Barn.

Isabel Zacharias

Local hip-hop artist Rasheed Jamal performs at the Treeline Stage.

Local hip-hop artist Rasheed Jamal performs at the Treeline Stage.

Isabel Zacharias

Local hip-hop artist Rasheed Jamal performs at the Treeline Stage.

Local hip-hop artist Rasheed Jamal performs at the Treeline Stage.

Isabel Zacharias

Press folks relax outside a tucked-away live session venue.

Press folks relax outside a tucked-away live session venue.

Isabel Zacharias

Fans lounge across from the Woods Stage on communal hammocks.

Fans lounge across from the Woods Stage on communal hammocks.

Isabel Zacharias

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