Miri Stebivka

The only sad thing about it being Pickathon week is that it also means we've reached the end of our 2017-2018 Starlight Series, in which we post video highlights from last year's fest. So here it is, the very last episode of the season, featuring Tuvan band Huun-Huur-Tu in their second appearance in the series (the first was back in December). The ensemble makes use of traditional and modern instruments for this mournful track, a folk song remembering the Turkic state of Kongurei.

But there's little reason to mourn this week, since Pickathon 2018 kicks off on Thursday with early entry for certain ticket holders, and regular entry starting on Friday at noon. If you're not going this year, don't despair—you'll be pleased to learn about the Pickathon livestream, the schedule for which was announced this morning. The livestream begins at noon on Friday and runs through Monday at 7 pm with special encore performances. Take a look below for all of the bands and times, which you'll be able to watch from the comfort of your couch.

Broadcast Schedule for Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

12:00-1:00pm - Zephaniah O'Hora at Galaxy Barn
1:00-2:00pm - I'm With Her at Woods Stage
2:10-3:10pm - Shovels & Rope at Mt. Hood Stage
3:10-4:10pm - Circuit des Yeux at Treeline Stage
4:20-5:20pm - Charley Crockett at Woods Stage
5:30-6:30pm - Valley Queen at Mt. Hood Stage
6:40-7:40pm - Mapache at Galaxy Barn
7:40-8:40pm - Phil Cook at Lucky Barn
8:50-9:50pm - Phosphorescent at Mt. Hood Stage
10:00-11:00pm - Revel In Dimes at Galaxy Barn
11:00-12:10am - DakhaBrakha at Woods Stage
12:10-1:10am - Tinariwen at Mt. Hood Stage
1:20-2:20am - Bee Bee Sea at Galaxy Barn

Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018

11:20-12:20pm - John Craigie at Lucky Barn
12:30-1:30pm - Low Cut Connie at Mt. Hood Stage
1:40-2:40pm - Cut Worms at Galaxy Barn
3:10-4:10pm - Lost Bayou Ramblers at Treeline Stage
4:20-5:20pm - Colter Wall at Woods Stage
5:30-6:30pm - Sunflower Bean at Mt. Hood Stage
6:30-7:30pm - Sam Amidon at Treeline Stage
7:40-8:40pm - Sheer Mag at Woods Stage
8:50-9:50pm - Shakey Graves at Mt. Hood Stage
10:00-11:00pm - Ezra Furman at Galaxy Barn
11:00-11:40pm - Joshua Hedley at Lucky Barn
11:40-12:35am - Jamila Woods at Starlight Stage
12:35-1:20am - Milo at Woods Stage
1:20-2:20am - Jen Cloher at Galaxy Barn

Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018

12:00-1:00pm - Overcoats at Galaxy Barn
1:00-2:00pm - War and Treaty at Woods Stage
2:10-3:10pm - Michael Nau at Mt. Hood Stage
3:20-4:20pm - Lonnie Holley at Galaxy Barn
4:20-5:20pm - Black Pumas at Woods Stage
5:30-6:30pm - Daniel Norgren at Mt. Hood Stage
6:30-7:30pm - Paul Cauthen at Treeline Stage
7:40-8:40pm - Blind Boys of Alabama at Woods Stage
8:50-9:50pm - Broken Social Scene at Mt. Hood Stage
10:00-11:00pm - Shinyribs at Starlight Stage
11:00-12:10am - Orkesta Mendoza at Woods Stage
1:20-2:20am - Shakey Graves at Galaxy Barn

Check out every previous episode of the Pickathon Starlight Series:
• Episode 1: Marlon Williams
• Episode 2: Brent Cobb
• Episode 3: Huun-Huur-Tu
• Episode 4: William Tyler
• Episode 5: Jalen N'Gonda
• Episode 6: The Last Artful, Dodgr
• Episode 7: Wolf People
• Episode 8: Ron Artis II
• Episode 9: Ty Segall and the Freedom Band
• Episode 10: Sweet Spirit