What sets O+ Haverhill apart from other festivals? The artists and musicians who donate their talent to the weekend will receive complimentary health and wellness care in a pop-up clinic staffed by art-loving providers (integrative doctors, nurses, massage therapists, energy healers and more).
The May 5-6 lineup features 20 musical acts including notable Boston-area musicians Julie Rhodes, Troll 2 and Mad Yonder, Haverhill-based favorites Liz Bills and Friends and O+ Kingston (New York) alumni Karma Darwin. Music venues include the Chit Chat Lounge, Better Block location at the Goecke Parking Deck on Merrimack Street and “Acoustic Alley” at 90-100 Washington St.
Haverhill illustrator Brian Canty will be creating a mural inspired by the theme of “Home” at the Rent-A-Center building (150 Merrimack St.) while O+ Kingston alumnus Eugene Stetz will be doing live painting at the Better Block site.
The festival also includes an exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt at Phoenix Rising UCC; cycling events leaving from the Better Block site; EXPLO+RE classes in yoga, gong sound healing, meditation and martial arts at Giving Tree Yoga and Wellness and Ocasio’s True Martial Arts; and an Artist Trading Card Make & Swap and Literary SALO+N (Common Sage Writing Group, Spoken Word, Local Literary Voices and Writers Coffeehouse New England) at Battle Grounds Coffee Co.
O+ Haverhill is part of the revolutionary O+ (pronounced O Positive) Festival, a nonprofit headquartered in Kingston, N.Y., that aims to empower communities to take control of their collective wellbeing through the exchange of the art of medicine for the medicine of art.
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