3 Festivals You Should Know About

doe bay festival

If the NW has proved anything, it has been the fact that we love music...alot.  With each year, we start to see more and more ways that we express our appreciation of the musical craft.  With this said, here are three festivals of note that we've loved over years.  Rolling into the summer, they are at their best yet and you should join us this time around.  Without further ado, here they are... PICKATHON - AUGUST 2-4

If you want to get away from the city and the bar venues for a little while, this is your festival.  Started as a small festival on the outskirts of town showcasing a few bands over one night, Pickathon has boomed into something massive and one of the most immersive festivals in just over a few years.  Nestled in Pendarvis Farms, this festival's goal is "juxtaposting alternate realities" and it does exactly that.

Beautifully set up stages and camp sites are the only things set up, with an emphasis on sustainability.  Pickathon is bringing in their best lineup yet with the likes of Feist, Andrew Bird, Kurt Vile, Divine Fits, and Felice Brothers to name a few.  So bring your sleeping bag and cowboy boots - barn stomping is highly recommended.

Find out more HERE.

DOE BAY FESTIVAL - AUGUST 8-11

Further north in our neighboring state of Washington, there is another incredible festival happening this summer.  In just it's 6th year, The Doe Bay Festival is bringing in some of the most innovative bands to hit the stage.

Set in the mythical-sounding Orcas Island, the festival takes place on the picturesque Doe Bay Resort. The experience has been described as "musicians on vacation" and camping is encouraged.

We, here at Marmoset couldn't be happier being a sponsor for Doe Bay Festival, especially with the incredible lineup this year including Built To Spill, Bobby Bare Jr., Radiation City, and Shabazz Palaces.

Find more details HERE.

Doe Bay Fest 2012 from Jesse Michener on Vimeo.

MUSICFESTNW - SEPTEMBER 3-8

In the recent years, MusicFestNW (MFNW) has taken over the month of September.  By far, being the biggest music festival in Portland, most of the city becomes involved in this celebration of music. From the intimate venues like Doug Fir, to the grandiose spectacle of Pioneer Court House Square, bands are everywhere.

With the lineup just unveiled, this is set to be the most exciting year yet. In just scratching the surface, bands such as Animal Collective, Neko Case, The Head & The Heart, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Superchunk, Helio Sequence, and Dan Deacon are coming to town.

Behold, and find more info HERE.

MFNW 2013 Promo from wweek.vimeo on Vimeo.