Festival Fever: O+ Festival in Kingston, 10/11-13/13


Featuring more than 40 musical acts, the fourth annual O+ Festival will be taking place this weekend at a number of different locations throughout Kingston. It’s a unique festival of art, music and wellness, wherein artists barter their contributions directly for medical, dental and other health services from art-loving health care providers.

This year, expect to see Kingston transformed by the internationally–known street artist Gaia. Renowned performance artist Linda Montano will be returning again this year along with artist/activist LMNOPi, Kris Perry’s Machines and the Deep Listening Institute, all new to the O+ roster. There will also be two screenings of the documentary “Dear Governor Cuomo,” filmed last year in Albany at the big anti-fracking rally and benefit concert at The Egg.

The legendary English space rock band Spiritualized will be heading the music bill, wrapping up the three-day fest with a performance at the Old Dutch Church at 9:30pm on Sunday (October 13). And there’s plenty of other great music lined up for the weekend, as well, including singer-songwriter Dan Bern; Richard Barone, former frontman for ’80s faves the Bongos; the duo of Buke & Gase known for their handmade instruments; indie music star Nicole Atkins; Kristin Andreassen (of Uncle Earl and Sometymes Why); Local 518 faves Swamp Baby; folk ‘n’ swing veterans Jay Ungar & Molly Mason; and hometown heroes Simone Felice and Simi Stone (with her all-star band featuring Gail Ann Dorsey, Zachary Alford, Sara Lee and David Baron).

Those are just a few of the highlights. The fest kicks off at 5:45pm on Friday (October 11) with a parade, and throughout the fest 11 venues around town are hosting musical performances with more than 40 bands showcasing. GO HERE for a complete schedule of performances. And tickets for the entire O+ Festival are just $25. It sure sounds like a great way to spend the Columbus Day weekend…

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