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    Honk! Festival 2013

    Presented by at Davis Square

    October 11 - October 13, 2013


    Honk! Festival 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.

    Davis Square

    Davis Square
    Somerville, MA 02144

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    General Day and Time Info:

    Friday, October 11th

    • HONK! IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS throughout Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge (afternoon)
    • Bands play with and for community and after-school groups
    • LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOPS in Davis Square (afternoon)
    • LANTERN PARADES in Davis Square (evening)
    • Sidewalk processions around Davis Square accompanied by bike lights, paper lanterns, flashlights, and other forms of DIY lighting.
    • HONK! KICK-OFF Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

    Saturday, Oct 12th, 12:30 – 9:00p

    • More than 25 activist street bands, from around the world, perform outdoors for free.

    Sunday, Oct 13th

    • Noon – 2:00p: HONK! PARADE to “Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet”
      HONK! bands perform at the Harvard Square Oktoberfest ( including Main Stage performances.


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