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11th Annual Nuggets Night Will Benefit Queer Rock Camp Portland
June 1-2 Event Features Love Revisited, The Reverberations, The Pynnacles, The Verner Pantons, Hurry Up, Planet Damn, The Lovesores, The Bugs, Fire Nuns, The Furies, Black Fruit, The Von Howlers, Sacred Trees, The Hauer Things, The Mean Reds, The Shriekers, The See You Next Tuesdays, Little Hexes, LiquidLight
PORTLAND, ORE., March 14, 2018 – Nuggets Night, Portland’s annual tribute to the golden age of garage rock, has announced the musical lineup and nonprofit beneficiary for this year’s event. Nuggets Night 2018 will bring 19 local and national bands to the Mission Theater for two nights of music on June 1-2.
The event will be headlined be Love Revisited, featuring Johnny Echols of Love with Baby Lemonade, performing the band’s seminal album “Forever Changes” in its entirety plus many popular Love hits. Other performers include Nuggets Night favorites like the Pynnacles, the Reverberations, The Verner Pantons, The Mean Reds, The Hauer Things and The Lovesores, with first-time appearances by The Bugs, Hurry Up, Planet Damn, The Von Howlers, Black Fruit and more.
“There’s special songs that have lasted 50 years of time and been passed on to new generations,” says Terry Currier, owner of Music Millenium. “It’s great to see bands, especially younger bands, in Portland embrace these songs and bring them back to life.”
Nuggets Night 2018 will benefit the volunteer-run Queer Rock Camp Portland (QRC PDX), an empowering summer camp that engages LGBTQ youth ages 12-23 in musical self-expression. The weeklong camp creates opportunities for at-risk young people to pick up instruments for the first time, attend social justice workshops, form bands and write original music, culminating in a triumphant showcase concert.
“The youth served by QRC PDX face some of the toughest conditions in our community,” says Nuggets Night co-organizer Julie Madsen. “Most of their families can’t afford music lessons or other summer camps, and some have even lost parental support after coming out. By connecting these kids to the therapeutic benefits of music, QRC PDX can make a real difference in their lives.”
Now in its 11th year, Nuggets Night remains the only event of its kind nationwide and is a highlight of Portland’s summer music calendar for both audience members and performers. The concert has grown from a single evening at the now-closed Slabtown to a two-night extravaganza supported by national headliners. Throughout it all, two elements have remained constant: a desire to preserve obscure rock & roll gems from the 1960s and beyond, and a commitment to giving back to Portland’s musical community.
“Every year, it feels vital to use this event to support the things we believe in and the people we care about,” adds Madsen. “We couldn’t be prouder to bring awareness to QRC PDX’s work through Nuggets Night. I hope every one of those kids starts a band and changes the shape and identity of music. That’s what rock & roll is all about.”
For more information about Nuggets Night and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.nuggetsnight.com.
ABOUT NUGGETS NIGHT
Nuggets Night is an annual concert paying tribute to lost gems of ’60s garage, psych and beyond to benefit music-related nonprofits in Portland, Oregon. It features Portland bands performing covers of lost nuggets of the ‘60s and headlining acts of the era. Launched in 2007. Nuggets Night has become a beloved annual event based on generosity, community, and the desire to celebrate some of the most revolutionary music ever created. Past beneficiaries include the Portland School of Rock, Ethos Music School, Artist Mentorship Program (AMP), the Jeremy Wilson Foundation, Oregon Music Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund, Rock and Roll Camp for Girls, and KISN 95.1 FM
ABOUT THE QUEER ROCK CAMP PORTLAND
Queer Rock Camp Portland (QRC PDX) is an annual weekly summer camp that seeks to engage LGBTQ youth ages 12-23 in musical self-expression. QRC PDX amplifies the voices of LGBTQ youth and strives to create a foundation for young people to engage in intergenerational connection; peer alliance and youth-generated empowerment; and self-expression and community building through musical performance. Most of all QRC PDX believes in working collaboratively to create a safer space for young people to express themselves, claim their voices, and have fun.
nuggetsnightpdx @ gmail.com
To arrange for band quotes or interviews, please contact Luke Strahota.
EVENTS AND LINEUP:
Friday, June 1: Night One of Nuggets Night – featuring Hurry Up, Planet Damn, The Lovesores, The Bugs, Fire Nuns, The Furies, Black Fruit, The Von Howlers, Sacred Trees, The Hauer Things, The Mean Reds, The Shriekers at the Mission Theater, doors 7pm
DJ Double A with DJ Cecelia and DJ Stonebunny spin between sets.
$10 single night ticket, $25 Weekend Pass (includes admission to special Something Weird movie presentation), $60 VIP Weekend Pass (includes private seating and meet & greet with Love Revisited)
Saturday, June 2: Night Two of Nuggets Night – featuring Love Revisited, The Reverberations, The Pynnacles, The Verner Pantons, The See You Next Tuesdays, Little Hexes, Liquid Light at the Mission Theater, doors 7pm
DJ Rema Rema with DJ HWY 7 and DJ AM Gold spin between sets.
$15 single night ticket, $25 Weekend Pass (includes admission to special Something Weird movie presentation, $60 VIP Weekend Pass (includes private seating and meet & greet with Love Revisited)
Sunday, June 3: Special Movie Presentation by Something Weird Video at Cinema 21 at 7:30pm. Tickets $9.50.