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10th Annual O+ Kingston

Dance-punk band !!! (Chk Chk Chk) will play the 10th annual O+ Kingstonfestival of art, music and wellness (Oct. 11-13) along with folk-rocker Elvis Perkins, cabaret-punk band The World/Inferno Friendship Society, cumbia-meets-garage rocker Tall Juan, visionary guitarist Sam Cohen, neo-soul band Lady Moon & The Eclipse and 40 more solo artists, bands and ensembles representing a wide cross-section of musical genres and styles.

Three-day festival wristbands are on sale now for the early bird price of $40 until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 ($50 after). Festival volunteers and children under 18 with student ID are free.

The wristband includes entry to all concerts as well as film and video screenings, participatory art workshops, cycling events, Literary SALO+N, classes in yoga, dance, meditation, sound healing, and more.

Kingston community members who would like to attend, but are deterred by financial resources will be able to pick up free 3-day wristbands from the following O+ Festival partners: Center for Creative EducationHarambeeHudson Valley LGBTQ Community CenterKingston LibraryLatinxprojectMy Kingston KidsRadio KingstonRise Up Kingston and the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County. Free wristbands are made possible thanks to the generosity of O+ supporters.

Other O+ Kingston music highlights include BODEGA (post-punk indie), The Giraffes (heavy rock), Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy (folk rockabilly), Sound of Ceres (electro dream pop) and Chris Wells and The Silver Spaceship (epic party band from the superfreak behind The Secret City).

In addition, O+ partner Bardavon Presents welcomes “The Mystical Arts Of Tibet” on Sunday, Oct. 13 at UPAC. Tickets for that performance are available exclusively through the UPAC box office.

The initial music lineup (of which 60 percent is from the mid-Hudson Valley) also includes: Ami MadeleineChris AndersenThe ArkhamsSandy BellBrandyCamp Saint HeleneCarrtoonsDatura RoadDronechoirEat The Cake BandGreg FarleyThe Four FivesFoster CareGlockabelleZeb GouldGroverHen in the FoxhouseJalani LionJB!! aka Dirty Moses w/Victory Soul Orchestra and DJ Nate da GreatJulia Kent, DJ Ali’s KinderDiscoZamy MaaOlivier Manchon's Orchestre de Chambre MiniatureMaiko Hata TrioThe Meditation TapesMooskii G. MyyersPeter NaddeoThe NightblindersNOVA ONE100ANDZERO, Ramona LaneThe Restless AgeSledge WolfCheval SombreTiny Blue GhostTONUS MAXIMUSThe Wilful Boys and Tyler G. Wood.

Artists Respond to X

This year’s O+ Kingston artists have responded to the theme of “X” with cross-disciplinary projects, collaborations and interventions at the intersection of art and life. Films, installations, murals, performances, multi-site experiential projects and workshops invite the viewer to activate artwork with participation:

artXmedicine Erika deVries and Matt DillingAki GotoDaniel TottenMeg Bashwiner

visual artXmusic Eva Marie Magill-Oliver, Matt Pond and Chris HansenB.A. Miale

artXsocial engagement/activism HyuroCallie Jayne/Rise Up Kingston and Shadia Fayne-Wood/Survival Media AgencyCarolita JohnsonStefan SafferThe Matter Digest (Havarah Zawoluk and Ernest Goodmaw)Sophi KravitzLynn HerringRobert Markey

artXenvironmental activism Maxine LeuSebastian Pillitteri, Riverkeeper, Art Department of SUNY New Paltz, Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency and Hudson River Watershed AllianceWoodstock School of ArtMichael FuscoJana LiptakAnnabelle Popa

X organizing principle/pattern Roy VerspoorKerry PharmerJicky SchneeAlexandra DewezJoe MangrumScott Chasse and Kenley DarlingTronvsHudson Valley Movement Collective c/o Charlotte GibbonsChewy AltamiranoStetz/Kingston Pop Museum

Additional bands and artists will be announced as confirmed.

Participating artists and musicians receive complimentary health and wellness care in the Artists’ Clinic and in local dentists’ offices during the festival weekend. O+ calls this exchange: “the art of medicine for the medicine of art.”

O+ Kingston is currently seeking general festival volunteers and volunteer health and wellness providers in the Artists’ Clinic.

For more information go -here-

Earlier Event: October 10
Field + Supply : A Modern Maker's Fair
Later Event: October 12
Kingston Farmer's Market