San Francisco-based rock band Deerhoof, songwriter/guitarist Steve Gunn of Brooklyn and New York’s White Hills (psychedelic rock) join the already amazing lineup that includes Baltimore rap artist Abdu Ali, Brooklyn’s Air Waves and local favorites The Mammals (Americana/folk) and The Big Takeover (“Jamaica meets Motown”) for the eighth annual O+ Kingston Oct. 6-8.
White Hills opens the festival on Friday, Oct. 6, Steve Gunn plays Saturday, Oct. 7and Deerhoof closes O+ Kingston on Sunday, Oct. 8.
The weekend of art, music, wellness and community features more than 50 bandsand 20 visual, installation and performance artists. It also includes the much-loved kickoff parade, EXPLO+RE classes in yoga, dance, meditation and more,cycling events for all skill levels, Wellness EXPO+ and Literary SALO+N. New this year: O+ has teamed up with the Good Work Institute to present the HO+ME Economics conference at O+.
What makes O+ unique? The underinsured artists, musicians and dedicated volunteers who donate their time and talent to the festival weekend receive complimentary health and wellness care from volunteer providers in our Artists’ Clinic. We call this exchange “The Art of Medicine for the Medicine of Art.”
O+ works yearround to build long-term relationships between creatives and providers to help strengthen local communities. And the Kingston festival is the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser. This year’s goal is an ambitious, but achievable $100K.
Advance donations for all-access weekend wristbands come with exclusive thank you gifts including a “You Can’t Buy CO+MMUNITY” tote bag and 1240+1 T-shirts, racerback tank tops and sweatshirts.
And to get you in the O+ mood, check out “I Will Spit Survive,” the latest single from Deerhoof. NPR’s Robin Hilton called it “a restless rallying cry to stay vigilant in an age of political and cultural upheaval.” We can’t think of a better fit for the O+ ethos.
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