Honk! Festival 2013
October 11 - October 13, 2013
The HONK! Festival is a revolutionary street spectacle of never-before-seen proportions.
This October, HONK! returns to Somerville. Since 2006, more than 50 activist street bands -- and thousands of radical musicians -- have come through Davis Square. Activist street bands are coming back again, October 11th, 12th, and 13th, to celebrate the power of brass music to change the world.
These bands use curbs rather than stages, trombones rather than microphones. They play on sidewalks, at political demonstrations, and to support their communities. They fill the streets with horns, bikes, and feet, and they come to Somerville to recharge, meet and play with like-minded musicians, but mainly to have a loud, fun time!
Together, we transform Davis Square into the raucous, radical spectacle we have all come to love, blurring the lines between performers and passersby, turning every nook and cranny into a performance space full of dancing, smiling, clapping people.