Time: September 30, 2011 to October 3, 2011
Location: HONK! Headquarters
Street: Davis Square
Website or Map: http://www.honkfest.org
Event Type: music, festival
Organized By: HONK! Festival
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2011
SixthAnnual Festival of Activist Street Bands
Almost all events are free and open to everyone. The Friday night Kickoff and Sunday night Boat Cruise are $10 per ticket.
HONK!: the activist musical craze sweeping the nation – from Boston to Providence to Brooklyn to Austin to Seattle -- and every Fall back to Boston, with HONK! bands migrating from far and near, descending upon the HONK! epicenter, where festival participants (including the audience) can gaggle, gander, and generate the gregarious racket that signifies the HONK! experience. Up to 30 bands, with many concerts, a huge parade, several workshops and a boat
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).
The HONK! phenomenon was born 6 years ago in Davis Square spurred on by a need of a certain species of street band to congregate and celebrate their social activist side. HONK! lets the good times roll while being ever mindful that some bad times need fixing. HONK! believes that
street-wise music can be the agent of change for the better. HONK! is the universal tongue for hey-wake-up-and-pay-attention!
This year there will be honk-like opportunities galore with outdoor band concerts in Davis, spilling over into Harvard Square and surrounding neighborhoods, and for the first time ever, splashing out into the Boston Harbor. Rain or shine from September 30 through October 3, HONK! will release its clarion call throughout the Boston-area – a call to wage peace, harmony, and just plain fun.