[act-ma] October 9, 2021: HONK! Festival update: now distilled into one mighty day, covering Somerville, Cambridge, East Boston, South End and Roxbury

Mary C. Curtin mary.c.curtin at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 08:05:39 PDT 2021



Held in person,
outdoors rain or shine,
on Saturday,
October 9, 2021

Over 15 locally-based
street bands contributing
their brash bold sounds
to highlight specific
local grassroots efforts in
Somerville, Cambridge,
East Boston, South End,
and Roxbury. 

Here's to
"Health, Hope, . and HONK!"

(Health and safety protocols
will be in place at all times.)


(Boston-area, MA) HONK! 2021. Now to be held for one-day only, specifically
on October 9th, the Saturday of Indigenous Peoples Day Weekend.

In deference to the most recent Covid concerns, HONK! 2021 has again
adjusted its plans for this year. The participating HONK! bands, all hailing
from nearby locations, will be performing throughout the Boston-area, but
only on that Saturday. Up-to-date health precautions will be followed,
depending on what is required for safe outdoor gatherings on that very day.

HONK! 2021 shall maintain a very different and necessary approach this year,
an approach far from the large street festivals that have been celebrated
annually in the before times spanning 2006-2019. For example, HONK! will not
be holding its usual multi-band Davis Square-to-Harvard Square parade. But
let it be known, in spite of the smaller look of HONK! 2021 due to this
year's necessary adjustments, the hyper local grassroots plans for this year
will have a very mighty feel.

For this is the year of the distilled decentralized festival, where a wide
variety of on-site events will take place in neighborhoods throughout
greater Boston. In partnership with social justice, community and arts
organizations, 15+ local HONK! bands will play throughout HONK! Saturday, in
parks, squares and on street corners in Somerville, Cambridge, East Boston,
South End and Roxbury. These unplugged street bands will play to support
events designed by their neighborhood partner organizations, who are based
right where they live and work, with the purpose of raising awareness about
the good grassroots work being done right there.

This year, HONK!'s intention is to reach communities that have not been able
to participate in the past, for example Nubian Square in Roxbury, while also
retaining HONK!'s historic connection to Davis Square in Somerville. The
plan is to delve deep into various neighborhoods that constitute the
hyperlocal communities that make up Boston and its adjacent cities. 

Live-stream will also be available for long-distance HONK! fans on HONK!'s
youtube channel. The full list of participating neighborhoods, bands, and
organizations, plus the live stream information, will become available this
coming Friday, October 1st. 

Basic updated information:
HONK! Festival
Festival of activist street bands.
October 9, 2021
Held outdoors, in-person rain or shine, in various neighborhoods throughout
Boston and adjacent areas. Live streaming will also be available.
Free and open to all; health and safety protocols will be in place.
HONK! Festival specifics will be made available on October 1st.
For further information:  <http://www.honkfest.org> www.honkfest.org,
<mailto:info at honkfest.org> info at honkfest.org, 617-383-HONK (4665).


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