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.