Friday, June 19, 2015


" Come HONK! with us in Seattle at our 8th Annual HONK! Fest West, June 18th-21st, 2015!

HONK! Fest West is always FREE to the public and FAMILY FRIENDLY, with the exception of some special events and after parties that help offset the costs of producing a HONK! festival. Audience participation and fun, brightly colored costumes are HIGHLY encouraged! 

This is the 8th year of HONK! Fest West, and we are pleased to announce it will be our biggest year yet, presenting you with over 32 bands from all over North America and beyond to fill Seattle’s streets and parks with music. We are once again joining forces with the Fremont Arts Council, to bring joyous music and pageantry to the Fremont Solstice Parade. 

HONK! Fest West 2015 is pleased to present:

New Creations Brass Band - New Orleans, LA
Junkadelic Brass Band - Perth, Western Australia
Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band - Somerville, MA
SambAmore - Arcata, CA
Lovebomb Go-Go - Portland, OR
Chaotic Noise Marching Corps - Seattle, WA
Environmental Encroachment - Chicago, IL
Brass Band Mission - San Francisco, CA
Yes Ma’am Brass Band - Austin, TX
Garfield High School Bulldog Drumline* - Seattle, WA
Brass Messengers - Minneapolis, MN
Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers* - Portland, OR
Gora Gora Orkestar - Boulder, CO
D20 Brass Band - Seattle, WA
Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline* - Seattle, WA
Buckshot Brass Band - Tacoma, WA
Bucharest Drinking Team - Seattle, WA
Vamolá - Seattle, WA
Bridgetown Brass - Portland, OR
Extraordinary Rendition Band - Providence, RI
Ten Man Brass Band - Seattle, WA
Roosevelt High School Drumline* - Seattle, WA
The m9 - Seattle, WA
Sound Wave Sounders FC Band - Seattle, WA
Emerald City BOOM Drumline* - Seattle, WA
Black Sheep Brass Band - Sonoma, CA
Artesian Rumble - Olympia, WA
Hubbub Club - Graton, CA
One Love - Seattle, WA
Passion Bucket - Fresno, CA
The Dixie Giants - Santa Rosa, CA
Samba Energencia - Vancouver, B.C.
The Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Chamber Band/Orchestra - Cascadia, WA
The Carnival Band - Vancouver, B.C.

*Featured in our Friday Night Drumline Battle


Special events this year include Bloco Pacifico, a Samba drum and dance ensemble made up of members of many local, regional, and West Coast samba players. Also, our annual Friday night drum battle has tripled in size this year with Garfield, Roosevelt, Emerald City BOOM Drumline, Blue Thunder, and Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers.

Once again we will be joining forces with the Fremont Solstice Parade, adding a fun, musical aspect to this annual event that marks the beginning of Summer.

Following the Fremont Solstice Parade, HONK! bands will serenade you in Gasworks Park until the sun goes down. "

Festival Schedule:

Thursday 6/18 – Revenge of the Band Nerds benefit for traveling bands @ Nectar Lounge 7pm 21+ $12

Friday 6/19 – Georgetown Takeover and Friday Night Drum Battle - 6pm @ 12th Ave S. and Airport Way

Saturday 6/20 – Fremont Solstice Parade and music in Gasworks park - Music starts at 3:30pm

Sunday 6/21 – Central District (11am-2pm) 23rd&Union
All-Band Revue @ Seattle Center's Fisher Pavillion -3pm

For more info. go here.

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