Come HONK in Seattle at the 7th Annual Honk Fest West, June 19th-22nd, 2014.
Honk Fest West is free and family-friendly and audience participation and fun, brightly colored costumes are highly encouraged!
HONK! festivals are a different sort of music festival. These festivals are part of a global renaissance – a community street band culture- that provides music for the people, by the people. HONK! Fest West’s mission is to celebrate community music in the public spaces of Seattle with free fanfare performances representing diverse musical influences. All acoustic, mobile bands that make a ruckus are included, from marching bands, to drum corps and samba lines. They revel in the celebration of street band culture by taking joy and music to the streets and parks of Seattle.
Watch what HONK! is about HERE.
This is the 7th year of HONK! Fest West, and they are pleased to announce it will be their biggest year yet, presenting you with 29 bands from all over North America to fill Seattle’s streets and parks with music.
HONK! Fest West 2014 Event Schedule:
THURSDAY, JUNE 19TH – (21+) Join the bands for a special event, REVENGE OF THE BAND NERDS, their third annual kick-off benefit for traveling HONK musicians! This event will be hosted at Nectar Lounge, 7pm Show, $8 advance tickets/ $10 Door. Check out the event here.
FRIDAY, JUNE 20TH – The official start of HONK! Fest West! We return to the corner of Vale and Airport Way in Georgetown from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Music continues inside The Mix (21+) until 1am.
SATURDAY, JUNE 21ST – HONK! Fest West is excited to continue their partnership with the 26th Annual Fremont Solstice Parade! HONK! Bands will be featured in the Fremont Solstice Parade, before traveling to Gas Works Park for an afternoon of musical revelry. The Parade starts at 3pm, and we’ll be in Gas Works from 4-9pm.
The bands will finish out the night at Hale’s Palladium (21+) Doors at 8:30, Show 9pm-12am. There will be a small admission fee for this event (TBA)
SUNDAY, JUNE 22ND – HONK! Fest West will present an All-Band Revue, 12-5pm at Seattle’s Waterfront Park on the foreground of The Seattle Great Wheel! (1301 Alaskan Way, 98101) This event will be in partnership with the Kirkland Arts Foundation’s Waterfront Arts Market.
Any one left standing is invited to Studio 7 for the Official HONK! Fest West Wrap Party! Doors at 6:30, Show at 7pm – ALL AGES!
Welcome our 2014 HONK! Fest West Bands:
What Cheer Brigade – Providence, RI
Environmental Encroachment – Chicago, IL
Dead Music Capital Band – Austin, TX
Loyd Family Players – Bay Area
Yes Ma’am Brass Band – Austin, TX
LoveBomb GoGo – Portland, OR
Chaotic Noise Marching Corps – Seattle, WA
Brass Band Mission – San Francisco, CA
Gora Gora Orkestar – Boulder ,CO
Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Chamber Band/Orchestra – Pacific Northwest
Orkestar Zirkonium – Seattle, WA
Seahawks Blue Thunder – Seattle, WA
Sounders FC Soundwave Band – Seattle, WA
d20 Brass Band – Seattle, WA
Seed and Feed Marching Abominable – Atlanta, GA
Scrambled Ape – Eugene, OR
Vamola – Seattle, WA
Black Sheep Brass Band – Sonoma County, CA
The m9 – Seattle, WA
Carnival Band – Vancouver, BC
Bridgetown Brass – Portland, OR
SambAmore – Arcata, CA
Passion Bucket – Fresno, CA
Samba Ja – Eugene, OR
Artesian Rumble – Olympia, WA
Garfield High School Drumline – Seattle, WA
Ten Man Brass Band – Seattle, WA
One Love – Seattle, WA
Movitas -Seattle, WA
It takes a village to raise a festival, and HONK! Fest West is no exception. Their festival would not be possible without the support of the community. If you would like to volunteer for HONK! Fest West 2014, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate to HONK! Fest West 2014, you can donate through the Honk Fest website.
They have partnered with Shunpike, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the arts, as our fiscal sponsor. This means your in-kind donation of goods to HONK! Fest West and Shunpike will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Visit www.honkfestwest.com for more information today!