WHEN ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS THRIVE,
SO DO CULTURE AND COMMUNITIES

The O+ Festival is an annual three-day celebration of art, music, and wellness that takes place in Kingston, NY, featuring an eclectic music lineup, visual and public art performances and activations, and community wellness events. 

Behind the scenes, O+ brings together hundreds of local health & wellness practitioners with artists and musicians to participate in a radical exchange model that provides vital healthcare services to underinsured creatives in the Hudson Valley and beyond. We call this exchange “the art of medicine for the medicine of art.”

Since its inception in 2010, O+ has facilitated thousands of medical, dental, and wellness treatments for artists, musicians, and creatives. 

In 2023, we established a year-round, exchange-based clinic for artists and musicians in Kingston, expanding the services provided at the O+ Festival into a sustainable model for care available 365 days a year.

Exchanging Art & Music for Healthcare Since 2010

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O+ Festival: What To Expect

The O+ Festival is a three-day music, art, and wellness extravaganza that takes place in venues across Kingston during the first weekend in October each year. Check out our Festival FAQ for or read below for more info.

Art

During the O+ Festival, artists make murals, sculptures, installations, films, dance, performances, and spoken word in public spaces.

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O+ festivals feature concerts in large and intimate venues, including a historic landmark cathedral, galleries, breweries, and even alleys.

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The O+ Artists’ Clinic is the heart of every festival. All O+ artists, musicians, and volunteers receive care from nurses, doctors, dentists, bodyworkers, and mental health professionals. Audiences attend wellness expos, healing arts classes, cycling events, preventative health workshops, and NARCAN & CPR training.

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Recent News

In CO+nversation: WO+rd, writers, and pushing creative boundaries

Every O+ Festival brings together a genre-defying blend of artists, musicians, creatives, and wellness practitioners. Throughout the three-day festival, you might see a punk band, catch a modern dance performance, sit for a gong bath on your way to a [...]

In CO+nversation: Andrea Maddox

If you look at the day-to-day of Andrea Maddox, you’d see a portrait of someone whose life is saturated with and built around music. She started learning piano in early childhood and has been writing and performing music for as [...]

In CO+nversation: Gregory Stovetop

Gregory Stovetop has a unique vantage point of the O+ Festival as an attendee, a festival alumnus, and most recently, as a member of the 2023 music committee. He says he first picked up a bass guitar as a pre-teen [...]
The Doctor Is In: A Benefit to Support O+

Join us for The DO+ctor Is In: A Benefit for O+

The Doctor Is In: A Benefit for O+ ***Online ticket sales have ended, but you can still grab tickets at the door. See you tonight! It’s a transformational year for O+: After 13 years of exchanging “the art of medicine [...]

An Update on “Black Lives Matter” Mural at 695 Broadway

In 2020, as a local response to the murder of George Floyd, the latest in a long line of Black people killed by police, and to the broader outcry around the epidemic of racial violence and white supremacy in the [...]

In CO+nversation: Phoenix Roebuck

When Phoenix Roebuck played the 2017 O+ Festival, they weren’t quite sure what to expect. At the time, they were playing upright bass as part of the folk/Americana duo Roebuck with their then-partner Phil and had been introduced to the [...]

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O+ programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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