Nuggets Night started in 2007 in response to the tragic house fire that destroyed the home of legendary garage rock icon Question Mark (of ? & the Mysterians). Portland’s music community banded together, raising funds to help him get back on his feet. Since then, each year Nuggets Night has identified a musician-focused nonprofit to ensure music arts have the funding needed to continue.
Last year, Nuggets Night expanded to a two-night festival thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the dedication of our volunteers. This year, for our tenth anniversary, we plan on raising Nuggets Night to even greater heights. Keeping the two-night format, we seek to bring two or more headlining Nuggets-era acts to Portland as well as a potential third headliner from garage rock’s second era, all while moving to a a larger venue (because last year sold out!) We believe this is a necessary step towards securing the greatest donation possible for our beneficiary while bringing the history and thrill of the ’60s Rock n’ Roll scene to an even larger audience.