O+ Festival Returns to Kingston This Weekend
KINGSTON – The O+ (pronounced O Positive) Festival returns to Kingston this weekend, Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9. The festival provides music, art, comedy, and more throughout Kingston, while also benefitting the community.
O+ empowers communities to take control of their collective wellbeing through the exchange of art, music, and wellness. Underinsured artists and musicians create and perform in exchange for a variety of services donated by doctors, dentists and complementary care providers. O+ calls this exchange the art of medicine for the medicine of art.
This concept, and the associated festival, has proven successful and is now a yearly tradition. There will be over 40 musical acts playing this weekend, along with art, comedy, wellness, and more. Mercury Rev is this year’s headliner.
The theme of this year’s festival is SO+mewhere. For years, Somewhere Alley was an essential element of O+ Festival’s programming; a place that was unexpected, intimate and where innumerable memories and connections were made. Marked by a neon sign made by local artist Erika DeVries, Somewhere Alley was a tunnel behind BSP marked with graffiti writing and bands playing pop-ups for those who stumbled upon it. While the community now grieves the loss of beloved venues like BSP, and we respond to change in our communities, the surprise, wonder, weirdness and joy brought by experiences like Somewhere Alley are being carried into O+’s future… somewhere.
For more information and for the full festival schedule, visit opositivefestival.org.