HONK! BC is an outdoor music festival, taking place in Vancouver, B.C. from August 10th-12th. HONK! BC represents a tradition of brass bands and drum lines coming together to build momentum for social change and to bring people from all over together. As long time participants of HONK! festivals in Boston, Austin, Seattle and beyond, the Carnival Band has decided to throw our collective hat in the ring and host the first Canadian edition of the festival in Vancouver, B.C.
HONK! BC has been partially funded by a community arts grant, but we are still well below the level of funding we would need to successfully run this festival. As part of the festival, we are hoping to host bands from the US, including the Filthy Femcorps brass band from Seattle, WA. This Kickstarter campaign will help us raise funds so we can make sure these musicians are adequately compensated for making the trek out here.
Risks and challenges
If this Kickstarter campaign is unsuccessful, the Open Air Orchestra Society (the non-profit society which helps to run the Carnival Band and Greenhorn Project) will have to absorb the loss, which would likely prevent us from making this festival an annual (or even biannual) event.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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