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Visit us in the Seattle streets this May 13th through 15th to dance, sing, and experience Marching Bands of all types and sizes!

Honk! Fest West is a street fair dedicated to bringing marching bands, samba lines, horn players, drum corps, and every manner of rhythmic and melodic noisemaker we could find right to the Seattle streets.

Like Somerville’s HONK! East, from which we take our inspiration, HONK! Fest West is pledged to support and supply stages for all manner of street oriented bands, groups, associations, communities, and performers.

HONK! events are a celebration of the emergence of a new type of street band, one that is typically acoustic and mobile, often politically aware and articulate, and always high spirited. There is a rich community ethic amongst many honkers, who use their music to erode the barriers between professional and novice, and between audience and performers. Although uniforms are sometimes used as a performance tool, individuality is key, and group members often hail from all range of classes, ethnicities, ages, and backgrounds. Perhaps most importantly, the honkers’ ultimate goal is to have fun, to relish the art of making fun as a form of individual and collective transcendence, and to encourage others to see and do the same.

This year we will be holding HONK! Fest West in Three Locations:

Georgetown - Friday Evening

Gasworks Park - All Day Saturday

After party hosted Saturday Night!

Seattle Center - Sunday Morning

Our festival is part musical gathering, part community activism. Many of us play an instrument. Some don’t. But all of us have found that live, energetic, mobile, acoustic music—no matter which side of the mouthpiece you are on—brings audience and band together in something like family. A raucous, playful family.

We hope you come out and join in.

With love and affection,

The HONK! Fest West Organizing Committee

For more information see us on our official website!

www.honkfestwest.com

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    Titanium Sporkestra will commit to 45 minutes of band time at your private event in Seattle (Certain restrictions apply); Invitation to unofficial HONK! Fest West Friday night after-party; Earn a limited edition 2010 HONK! Fest West limited edition CD featuring bands from our 2010 festival; Earn a HONK! Fest West T-shirt; Invitation to April Benefit Party featuring Titanium Sporkestra (first-come, first serve, must RSVP); Your name on the supporters page of the HONK! Fest West website.

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