HONK! Festival 2012 in Boston: schedule now set, with 34 bands at last count! -- October 4-8, 2012

HONK!, a festival of socio-political activist street bands, in a presidential election year! Has a particular ring to it. Events held throughout Somerville and Cambridge, MA from Thursday, October 4th, through Monday, October 8th, 2012.
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Sept. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- HONK! has a raucous reverberating resounding rambunctious ring, that this year will be mightier than ever in waking up the drowsy and encouraging them to romp and stomp! Newly invigorated by a successful Kickstarter campaign, HONK! is ready to kick out some serious activist street jams. http://www.honkfest.org

HONK! – national in scope, with annual HONK!s also being held throughout the year in Austin, Seattle, Providence, Brooklyn – has its roots in Davis Square, Somerville., MA. Seven years ago, 12 activist street bands got together to experiment in a new way of raising awareness about all sorts of socio-political issues that seemed to be clamoring for attention. As of last count, there are 34 bands coming this year from as close by as Somerville to as far flung as Italy. Almost three times as many bands to exert more than thrice the HONK! muscle! Hitting the streets to prove that having a HONK!ing good time can indeed be a driving force for positive change in the world.

From October 4th through 8th, there will be many mostly free opportunities to experience the HONK! craze, with outdoor concerts, a massive parade and smaller processions, affordably priced indoor concerts, and a symposium, all taking place in Somerville and Cambridge neighborhoods. There will also be plenty of chances for folks to jump in at the last minute, to cross that invisible line from audience to participant, and be actively involved in the fun-making. For example, individual musicians, not connected to any particular HONK! band, are invited to participate on Sunday, October 7th, in the impromptu “community band” which will be part of the gigantic HONK! Parade to Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet.

Festival updates can be found at http://www.honkfest.org, http://twitter.com/honkfest, and http://www.facebook.com/honkfestival, or by calling 617-383-HONK (4665).

As of this writing, the following bands are participating: AfroBrazil, Brass Balagan, Brass Liberation Orchestra, Brass Messengers, The Bread & Puppet Theater Circus Band, Caka!ak Thunder, Carnival Band, Chaotic Insurrection Ensemble, Chaotic Noise Marching Corp, Church Marching Band, Detroit Party Marching Band, Dirty Water Brass Band, DJA-Rara, EE-Environmental Encroachment, Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, Expandable Brass Band, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Forward! Marching Band, Gora Gora Orkestar, Hill Stompers, Himalayas, Leftist Marching Band, Loyd Family Players, Lungs Face Feet, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Pink Puffers Brass Band, The Primate Fiasco, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band, Seed and Feed Marching Abominable, tint(A)nar, Veveritse, What Cheer? Brigade, and Young Fellaz Brass Band.
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