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HONK! Festival 2017 -- save the dates: October 6-8, 2017
HONK! Festival: 12th Annual Festival of Activist Street Bands. Held throughout Somerville, Cambridge and Boston.
By: HONK! Festival
The full list of participating bands, along with an overview of all activities taking place, will be available soon after Labor Day weekend.
Basic listings information:
Festival of activist street bands.
October 6-8, 2017
Various neighborhoods throughout Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston.
Rain or shine; free and open to all.
For further information:
Further background on the HONK! Festival:
An annual 3-day free festival bringing brass bands from all over the United States and the world to Somerville, MA for a celebration of music, community and activism. Organized entirely by volunteers and now in its 12th year, the festival kicks off on Friday night with a lantern parade in Davis Square neighborhoods and a band showcase. On Saturday more than 25 bands take over Davis Square for a giant music and dance party. On Sunday, local community groups, artists, and activists working for a variety of progressive causes — economic justice, protecting the environment, world peace, an end to racism — join the brass bands to make a spectacular parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square along Mass Avenue. Other HONK! Fest activities include a Day of Action, when bands convene to play on behalf of a cause, and roundtable discussions for participating musicians and organizers of other HONK! festivals around the country to gather and share experiences. HONK! in Somerville has inspired festivals near – Providence, Brooklyn, Seattle, Austin, Detroit – and far – Australia and Brazil. Visit www.honkfest.org for further background info.
submitted by marycurtinproductions
[on behalf of the HONK! Festival]