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Expect to be lifted when you hear this infectious, eclectic Americana groove. Powerful, yet blissfully soothing female vocals dance atop instruments from around the world including banjo, guitars, didgeridoo, shamisen, and a variety of drums. Positive lyrics inspire unity and call for change. Dancing inevitably erupts.
 
These four artists understand the power of music to heal and transform, and they use their creative gifts to make a positive impact on the world around them. They live and work within a multi-purpose creative zone which they created in downtown Princeton, WV called The RiffRaff Arts Collective, which is revitalizing a one dark and depressed area with color and life. They write, perform, teach and record there as well as host music nights, drum circles, art parades and more. They founded and run Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival, now in its 11th year, a weekend long creative oasis on a magical mountaintop which promotes unity and respect for diversity. Understanding the power of music and the arts, they use these gifts to inspire and uplift.

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Option 22 has been busy sharing their story of community transformation through the arts with an inspiring multimedia performance presentation. Recently they were the keynote presentation at The Entrepreneurship Adventure Summit and The Faces of Leadership Conference. Click Here to read more about the workshop.

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Upcoming Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
CYS Tour- Romney The Bottling Works, Romney, WV The Bottling Works, Romney, WV
CYS Tour- Fairmont Fairmont Senior High School , Fairmont, WV Fairmont Senior High School , Fairmont, WV
CYS Tour- Tyler County Tyler County Senior Center , Middebourne, WV Tyler County Senior Center , Middebourne, WV
CYS Tour- Spencer Heritage Park Community Building, Spencer, WV Heritage Park Community Building, Spencer, WV
CYS Tour- McDowell County First United Methodist Church , Welch, WV First United Methodist Church , Welch, WV
 —  — Create Your State Fall Tour 5 Selected Towns in West Virginia, West Virginia 5 Selected Towns in West Virginia, West Virginia
Virginia Tech - Create Your State! Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
 —  — Culturefest Music & Arts Festival Appalachian South Folklife Center, Pipestem, West Virginias Appalachian South Folklife Center, Pipestem, West Virginias
Floyd Yoga Jam  
Floyd Yoga Jam Dancin Dakinis, Floyd, Virginia Dancin Dakinis, Floyd, Virginia
Floyd Yoga Jam Dancin Dakinis, Floyd, Virginia Dancin Dakinis, Floyd, Virginia
Sundays at Two Hullet C. Smith Theater - Tamarack, Beckley, WV Hullet C. Smith Theater - Tamarack, Beckley, WV
Appalachian Music & Arts Festival Tamarack- The Best of WV, Beckley, WV Tamarack- The Best of WV, Beckley, WV
Create Your State Tour Hinton, WV Hinton, WV
Create Your State Tour Grafton, WV Grafton, WV
Create Your State Tour Weston, WV Weston, WV
Create Your State Tour Ripley, WV Ripley, WV
Create Your State Tour Mingo County, WV Mingo County, WV
Return of The RiffRaff! The Room Upstairs, Princeton, WV The Room Upstairs, Princeton, WV
Unlocking Your Flow @ Western Maryland Regional Library’s Tri-County Summit Western Maryland Regional Library’s Tri-County Summit, Hagerstown, MD Western Maryland Regional Library’s Tri-County Summit, Hagerstown, MD
Option 22 is part of the Artist roster of the HomeGrown Music Network.

O22 now proudly endorses Carvin instruments and amps!

NEW ALBUM COMING SOON! 
"Turnin' It Up" will be released very soon. Stay tuned!



 
LIMITED COPIES:
O22's last release, "The Change," is available, but not for long. There are only a handful of discs left. Listen to clips in the site wide player and order your copy here.
 


 


"New Breed of Music Entirely," says reviewer
Wendy Holdren of The Register-Herald reviews O22's July 21 concert at Tamarack:
http://www.register-herald.com/local/x1538947700/Option-22-shares-passion-for-reggae-rock-during-Sunday-Two

Option 22 on NPR!
Check out this story about Option 22 and the way they use music & creativity to transform their community! It was posted from the NPR page and had a striking number of hits and re-posts. The positive energy is like a tidal wave.http://wvpublic.org/post/there-change-air-southern-wva-town

Past News

ONLY A FEW COPIES LEFT: Choose the Music, nominated for HomeGrown Music Network's 2010 Album of  the Year, features 12 Original Songs spanning styles from newgrass to space-folk to roots-rock world funk.  No matter what you call it, it's good music. 
"sonically robust, post-modern folk music"
- J. Evan Wade, HomeGrown Music Network Product Review

Order Choose The Music Here.
Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival, which we created and organize, is the Energetic Pinnacle of the Year
for Option 22. It is an amazingly heartfelt and unforgettable event. We celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2013 with a sun-kissed weekend of perfect festival spirit.
Make plans to attend: The 13th Annual Culturefest will be held September 8-11, 2016!





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865 - 869 Mercer Street, Princeton, West Virginia

If you want to catch up with O22, this is how to do it. When we're not on the road, you can find us at our homebase, The RiffRaff Arts Collective in downtown Princeton, West Virginia playing, writing, recording and spending time with the other amazing artists who work there, like The Captain Lazerblast Band,  and Melissa McKinney. We are directly across from Stages Music School, where young bands like The Change are making their mark.

Also,every Monday is Open Stage Night in the amazing Room Upstairs, which we host, and all ages and styles are welcome. Read about this truly unique creative space here: 
 

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