Dance-punk band !!! (Chk Chk Chk) will headline the 10th annual O+ Kingston festival of art, music and wellness (Oct. 11-13) along with folk-rocker Elvis Perkins, Dirty Projectors lead singer and guitarist David Longstreth (solo), cabaret-punk band The World/Inferno Friendship Society, cumbia-meets-garage rocker Tall Juan, visionary guitarist Sam Cohen, neo-soul band Lady Moon & The Eclipse and 40 more solo artists, bands and ensembles representing a wide cross-section of musical genres and styles.
Three-day festival wristbands (best value) are on sale now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-o-kingston-tickets-64780091999
Festival volunteers and children under 18 with student ID are free.
The wristband includes entry to all concerts as well as film and video screenings, participatory art workshops, cycling events, Literary SALO+N, classes in yoga, dance, meditation, sound healing, and more.
There will also be single day all-access tickets for $25 at HO+ME Base (31 North Front St.) and single venue/same day tickets for $10 at the door.
Kingston community members who would like to attend, but are deterred by financial resources will be able to pick up free 3-day wristbands from the following O+ Festival partners: Center for Creative Education – Arts with a purpose, Everette Hodge Community Center, Family of Woodstock Inc, Harambee Kingston NY, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Kingston Library, Kingston Midtown Rising, Latinxproject, My Kingston Kids, Radio Kingston, Rise Up Kingston and the YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County. Free wristbands are made possible thanks to the generosity of O+ supporters.
Other O+ Kingston music highlights include BODEGA (post-punk indie), The Giraffes (heavy rock), Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy (folk rockabilly), Sound of Ceres (electro dream pop) and Chris Wells and The Silver Spaceship (epic party band from the superfreak behind The Secret City).
In addition, O+ partner Bardavon Presents welcomes “The Mystical Arts Of Tibet” on Sunday, Oct. 13 at UPAC.
The initial music lineup (of which 60 percent is from the mid-Hudson Valley) also includes: Ami Madeleine, Chris Andersen, The Arkhams, Sandy Bell, Brandy, Camp Saint Helene, Carrtoons, Datura Road, Dronechoir, Eat The Cake Band, Greg Farley, The Four Fives, Foster Care, Glockabelle, Zeb Gould, Grover, Hen in the Foxhouse, Mary Hood, Jalani Lion, JB!! aka Dirty Moses w/Victory Soul Orchestra and DJ Nate da Great, Julia Kent, DJ Ali’s KinderDisco, Zamy Maa, Olivier Manchon’s Orchestre de Chambre Miniature, Maiko Hata Trio, The Meditation Tapes, Mooskii G. Myyers, Peter Naddeo, The Nightblinders, NOVA ONE, 100ANDZERO, Ramona Lane, The Restless Age, Sledge Wolf, Cheval Sombre, Tiny Blue Ghost, TONUS MAXIMUS, The Wilful Boys and Tyler G. Wood.
Artists Respond to X
This year’s O+ Kingston artists have responded to the theme of “X” with cross-disciplinary projects, collaborations and interventions at the intersection of art and life. Films, installations, murals, performances, multi-site experiential projects and workshops invite the viewer to activate artwork with participation:
Erika deVries and Matt Dilling, Aki Goto, Daniel Totten, Meg Bashwiner
Eva Marie Magill-Oliver, Matt Pond and Chris Hansen, B.A. Miale
Hyuro, Callie Jayne/Rise Up Kingston and Shadia Fayne-Wood/Survival Media Agency, Carolita Johnson, Stefan Saffer, The Matter Digest (Havarah Zawoluk and Ernest Goodmaw), Sophi Kravitz, Lynn Herring, Robert Markey
Maxine Leu, Sebastian Pillitteri, Riverkeeper, Art Department of SUNY New Paltz, Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency and Hudson River Watershed Alliance, Woodstock School of Art, Michael Fusco, Jana Liptak, Annabelle Popa
X organizing principle/pattern
Roy Verspoor, Kerry Pharmer, Jicky Schnee, Alexandra Dewez, Joe Mangrum, Scott Chasse and Kenley Darling, Hudson Valley Movement Collective c/o Charlotte Gibbons, Chewy Altamirano,
Participating artists and musicians receive complimentary health and wellness care in the Artists’ Clinic and in local dentists’ offices during the festival weekend. O+ calls this exchange: “the art of medicine for the medicine of art.”