While the focus of Picnic Music + Arts Festival for many people is clearly the arts, with tons of great vendors selling handmade crafts, vintage finds, and tasty food all around Lincoln Park, we were focused largely on the music side of things, considering that HillyTown curated that portion of the festival. August 27 happened to be when Hurricane Irene was gearing up to pound the east coast (thankfully the damage was less than anticipated – though still nothing to ignore) and one of the NYC-based bands scheduled to play (The Bandana Splits) was unable to make the trek due to the weather. The weather in Portland held up nicely, and we enjoyed a great day in the sun with excellent music from Mango Floss, Mouth Washington, Weird Children, the Toughcats, Henry Jamison, Butcher Boy, The Outfits, Clouder, and Sunset Hearts. Thanks to Picnic and all the bands! Read on for a photo gallery.
Photos by Bryan Bruchman.
Photos from the official afterparty coming shortly!