The idea behind Nuggets Night was to bring together fans of obscure ’60s garage and psychedelic rock and provide a night for musicians to play covers from the influential Nuggets compilations. As the idea came to fruition, news spread that legendary garage rocker Question Mark, of ? and the Mysterians, had lost his home to fire. Bands throughout the country held benefit shows to help him recover. On Saturday, May 12, 2007, the first Nuggets Night featured 11 Portland bands. Ticket sales raised money for garage rock royalty, contributing to Question Mark‘s fundraising. Look at all the press we’ve collected since day one here!

Nuggets Night has become a beloved annual event based on generosity, community, and the desire to pay tribute to some of the most revolutionary music ever created.

Click on poster images to view photos and video from past Nuggets Nights.


Nuggets Night XII (October 18 & 19, 2019)

Benefit for House of Sound


Nuggets Night XI (June 1 & 2, 2018)

Benefit for Queer Rock Camp PDX

Press: Portland Mercury, Travel Portland, Pacifically Oregon, Freeform Portland

Nuggets Night X (June 23 & 24, 2017)

Benefit for The Jeremy Wilson Foundation

Press: Portland Mercury, Willamette Week,Pow Magazine

Poster by Ian Bixby
Poster by Ian Bixby

Nuggets Night IX (June 24 & 25, 2016)

Benefit for 95.1 KISN FM

Press: Willamette Week, Portland TribunePortland Mercury

2016 poster
Poster Design By Ian Bixby

Nuggets Night VIII (May 30, 2015)

Benefit for Rock and Roll Camp for Girls

Press: The Portland Mercury, Travel Portland, Noise & Color PDX.

Poster 2015 By Tobias Berblinger
Poster Design By Tobias Berblinger

Nuggets Night VII (June 14, 2014)
Benefit for House of Sound Radio

Poster 2014 by Steven Denekas
Poster Design by Steven Denekas

Nuggets Night VI (December 15, 2012)
Benefit for Oregon Music Hall of FameNorton Records and WFMU

Poster 2012 by Steven Denekas
Poster Design by Steven Denekas

Nuggets Night V (May 21, 2011)
Benefit for Jeremy Wilson Foundation

Poster 2011 by Alicia Caroll
Poster Design by Alicia Caroll

Nuggets Night IV May 15, 2010
Benefit for A.M.P.

Poster 2010 by Austin Hinton
Poster Design by Austin Hinton

Nuggets Night III (May 16, 2009)
Benefit for Ethos Music School

Poster Design By Austin Hinton

Nuggets Night II (May 9, 2008)
Benefit for Portland School of Rock

Poster 2008 by Gregarious
Poster Design by Gregarious

Nuggets Night I (May 12, 2007) Press
The original benefit for Question Mark of Question Mark & the Mysterians

Poster 2007 by Gregarious
Poster Design by Gregarious