Music at O+

In 2010, a group of local artists, doctors, and a dentist came together around a simple idea: Bring a band to town in exchange for dental work. Since then, the O+ Festival has hosted hundreds of bands and performers, filling the city with music for one glorious weekend each October.

During festival weekend, you can hear live music at a variety of both traditional and unique venues around town – from breweries and galleries to parking lots and alleyways, and even within the soaring cathedral of the Old Dutch Church. 

While the vast majority of participants are local –  in 2023, 70% of all musical acts were from the Hudson Valley –  O+ brings musicians from all over the U.S. (and sometimes, beyond!) to exchange the art of medicine for the medicine of art.

Past musical
acts include:

Past musical acts include:

  • The Magnetic Fields
  • Mirah
  • Mercury Rev
  • Kimbra
  • Les Nubians
  • The Felice Brothers
  • Kaki King
  • Nicole Atkins
  • Evan Dando
  • Amanda Palmer
  • !!! (Chk Chk Chk)
  • Widowspeak
  • Screaming Females
  • Spiritualized

…and hundreds more
local and national acts!

What's it like to be an O+ band?

See for yourself, from this firsthand experience with Americana trailblazers The Mammals!
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O+ Music Alum