FEST: O+ Festival Comes to Poughkeepsie This Weekend

Ryder Cooley, Hazel and Jen Dubois
Ryder Cooley & Hazel lead the Dust Bowl Faeries at the inaugural O+ Festival in Poughkeepsie

Photograph by Ed Conway

The O+ Festival in Kingston has become an annual fixture on the festival calendar, and now the fest is coming to Poughkeepsie for the first time this weekend. The inaugural O+ Poughkeepsie festival of art, music, wellness and community will be held on Friday & Saturday August 4 & 5) up and down Poughkeepsie’s Main Street.

Festival wristbands are available now for a $20 suggested donation, which includes an O+ t-shirt. The wristband is your all-access pass to hear 25 bands (including Holly Miranda, Dust Bowl Faeries, Continental, Ramblin Jug Stompers, the Funk Junkies, Monogold and many more), watch artists make large-scale murals, participate in dance and yoga classes and attend a Wellness EXPO+.

O+ Poughkeepsie kicks off on Friday evening with programming to coincide with the First Friday Music Street Fair from 5:30-8:30pm on Main Street between Academy and Market streets. The bands Bright Dog Red and Poet Gold & the Evolving Wordsmiths will perform.

On Saturday, the music gets underway at 1pm with Ramblin Jug Stompers at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center and continues at four different venues throughout the day until 10pm.

GO HERE for the complete schedule of bands and other O+ Poughkeepsie events…

FALCON RIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale, August 4-6
BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 5, FREE
NEW YORK STATE FOOD FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 9, FREE
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 15-17
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 16, FREE
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 16 & 17, FREE

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