Amanda Palmer, Spirit Family Reunion to Play O+ Kingston

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Amanda Palmer and “new old-timey” band Spirit Family Reunion have joined the already stellar lineup of 60 bands for the eighth annual O+ Kingston festival of art, music and wellness.

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Palmer tweeted to her fans today: “come, enjoy awesome art and music while supporting a great org….i’ll bring my uke and my dad, he’ll bring his guitar.” O+ audiences are in for an intimate treat of performance and conversation Friday, Oct. 6 in the back room of BSP Kingston.

O+ alumni Spirit Family Reunion will play the festival on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 10:45 p.m. at Keegan Ales.

They join previously announced San Francisco-based rock band Deerhoof, songwriter/guitarist Steve Gunn of Brooklyn, New York’s White Hills (psychedelic rock), Baltimore rap artist Abdu Ali and local favorites The Mammals (Americana/folk) and The Big Takeover (“Jamaica meets Motown”).

The festival also features 20 visual, installation and performance artists. Get to know the full lineup here.

O+ Kingston is a full weekend of art, music and wellness, including the much-loved kickoff parade, EXPLO+RE classes in yoga, dance, meditation and morecycling 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 a conference on building regenerative local communities.




O+ Poughkeepsie Invigorates City With Art, Music, Wellness

The inaugural O+ Poughkeepsie took place in August and drew 1,029 attendees to revitalizing blocks of the city’s Main Street. The 2-day festival included 21 bands, 5 mural artists, and was produced by a league of 35 volunteers.

The O+ Artists’ Clinic in the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory had 12 health providers who provided 159 health and wellness visits for 53 patients. O+ curated five large-scale murals made by artists from Poughkeepsie, Ulster County and Rochester, and a sixth mural by a collective of Poughkeepsie-based artists. The festival also featured an informative and fun health and wellness EXPO+ curated by WMC Health/Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital.