[act-ma] Oct. 11-14, 2013: HONK! Festival 2013 - mark your calendars for the 8th annual fest of activist street bands

Mary Curtin marycurtin at comcast.net
Sat Aug 31 16:41:52 PDT 2013

HONK by Kristin Jones
[photo credit: Kristin Jones]




October 11 through 14, 2013

a wide variety of events planned
in Somerville & Cambridge


(Somerville & Cambridge, MA) Time to mark the calendar for the eighth annual
HONK! Festival (www.honkfest.org <http://www.honkfest.org/> ) which will
take place from October 11-14 throughout the neighborhoods of Somerville and
Cambridge. Founded in 2006 in Davis Square by members of the
Somerville-based Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band
(www.secondlinebrassband.org), HONK! is a rousing socio-political music
spectacle which features social activist street bands from all over who come
together to share their different approaches to merry making while also
instigating positive change in their communities.

This year several new national and international groups will be featured, as
well as returning festival favorites, some who are local and several who
come from afar. In the works are many concerts, one very large parade, some
mini parades, a roundtable discussion, and much more. The preliminary HONK!
schedule, which will be finalized in early September, can be found at
www.honkfest.org/schedule/. This year ALL events will be free!. The festival
is rain or shine and open to all.

As of this writing, a few late summer/early fall activities are in place,
for those who would like to get involved early on:
*	HONK! Kickstarter campaign: details can be found at
www.honkfest.org/kickstarter. This year's goal is to reach $12,000 by early
October. Last year, HONK! far exceeded its Kickstarter campaign. Individuals
can donate and subscribe to receive notices by going through the HONK!
*	HONK! Volunteer Appreciation Pep Rally: tentatively scheduled for
the evening of September 15 at Sprout, 339R Summer St. near Davis Square,
Somerville (www.thesprouts.org <http://www.thesprouts.org/> ). More
information will be available after Labor Day weekend.
For more background information on HONK!'s origins, visit

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