HONK! Fest West is a free, three-day, community supported music festival dedicated to bringing marching bands, samba lines, horn players, drum corps, and every manner of rhythmic and melodic noisemaker we could find right to the Seattle streets.
When: June 21, 22, and 23rd.
– Friday, June 21st, HONK! Fest West returns to the corner of Vale and Airport Way in Georgetown from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Music continues until midnight inside The Mix (21+).
– Saturday, June 22nd, HONK! Fest West is excited to partner with the Fremont Arts Council and the Solstice Parade for the 25th Fremont Solstice Celebration Featuring HONK! Fest West! In Fremont streets and Gas Works Park 12 – 8 p.m.
– Sunday, June 23rd, HONK! Presents a revue of all our HONK! Bands at the Seattle Art Museum from 12 – 3pm! This event is free and open to the public. Then follow us down to the Columbia City Theatre for a wrap party at 7pm with a jam session for anybody left standing.
Who: This year, we are pleased to welcome:
Artesian Rumble (Olympia, WA)
BAM! (Seattle, WA)
Brass Liberation Orchestra (Bay Area, CA)
Buckshot Brass Band (Olympia,WA)
The Carnival Band (Vancouver, B.C.)
Church Marching Band (Santa Rosa, CA)
Chaotic Noise Marching Corps (Seattle, WA)
Dead Music Capital Band (Austin, TX)
Environmental Encroachment (Chicago, IL)
Flying Instruments of Karma Marching Band (Cascadia)
Get a Life Marching Band (Portland, OR)
Gora Gora Orkestar (Boulder, CO)
Hubbub Club (Sebastpol, CA)
The Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers (Portland, OR)
LoveBomb Go-Go (Portland, OR)
Mighty Tiny Band (Seattle, WA)
One Love (Seattle, WA)
Orkestar Zirkonium (Seattle, WA)
Passion Bucket (Fresno, CA)
Rainbow City Marching Band (Seattle, WA)
Samba Já (Eugene, OR)
SambAmore (Arcata, CA)
Scrambled Ape (Eugene, OR)
Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline (Seattle, WA)
Seattle Sounders FC Soundwave Band (Seattle, WA)
Ten Man Brass Band (Seattle, WA)
Tubaluba (Seattle, WA)
VamoLá (Seattle, WA)
Details, publication-ready photos, and videos of past years are available at our website: honkfestwest.com.