Nuggets Night 2018
This is a past event. Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
McMenamins Mission Theater 1624 N.W. Glisan St., Portland, OR
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.
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.
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.