What? HONK!TX Festival of Community Street Bands
When? March 11th-13th, 2011
Where? In the streets, neighborhoods and parks of Austin, Texas
Who? The planned lineup includes:
Acadêmicos da Ópera (Austin, TX)
Best Best Best Friends (Austin, TX)
Brass Messengers (Minneapolis, MN)
The Carnival Band (Vancouver, BC)
Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band (Somerville, MA)
Environmental Encroachment (Chicago, IL)
Extraordinary Rendition Band (Providence, RI)
Fandango Tejás (Texas-wide, Austin, TX)
Hubbub Club (Graton, CA)
March Madness Marching Band (Lexington, KY)
Minor Mishap Marching Band (Austin, TX)
Scene of the Crime Rovers (Durham, NC)
Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society (Somerville, MA)
Seed and Feed Marching Abominable (Atlanta, GA)
Seu Jacinto (Austin, TX)
Titanium Sporkestra (Seattle, WA)
What Cheer? Brigade (Providence, RI)
Thursday, March 4, 2010
7th Anniversary Spectacular – Early show
MARCH FOURTH MARCHING BAND
6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show | 4 and under: free | Ages 5-12: $5 | 13 and up: $10 | All ages
This Sunday, February 7th, join The Carnival Band and the Downtown Eastside Samba Band for the Poverty Olympics at the Carnegie Centre (Hastings and Main). The Poverty Olympics aim is to highlight the differences between the haves and the have-nots in our fair city. The event starts at 12:00pm. For more info, see here <http://povertyolympics.ca/>.
Then on Friday, February 12th, we will a part of the 2010 Welcoming Committee (Unofficial! <http://2010welcoming.wordpress.com/>) Marching and speaking out have become more defiant as many streets and public sites are turned over to the Games and corporate sponsors with restrictions on free speech, protest, and assembly. Come join us as we do our part to reclaim public space!
Friday, February 12th 2:30pm – Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby Street).
During the Games we have a standing engagement with the Place de la Francophonie on Granville Island. A celebration of French culture from here at home and overseas. Check our website <http://www.thecarnivalband.com/carnivalband/events/> for a full list of events. We will also be performing for Winteruption, also on Granville Island.
Finally, The Year of the Tiger <http://www.yearofthetiger.net/> is upon us, so don your favourite Hobbes costume and take in the Chinese New Years Parade on Feb. 14th at 9:00am. For route information, please go here <http://www.yearofthetiger.net/>
In order to raise funds to offset band travel expenses, we are throwing a benefit fun-raiser show on Saturday January 30, 2010. Last year’s benefit show was a lot of fun, so we have set the bar high for this year, and intend to leap well over it.
What: Honk Fest West Benefit Fun-Raiser
When: 8pm-2am, Saturday January 30, 2010
Where: Underground Events Center, 2407 1st Ave (between Battery St & Wall St), Seattle, WA ( map )
Cost: $10-. We want you there, so however you help will be appreciated.
Who: We have a great lineup of Honk bands, both rookies and veterans
See http://honkfestwest.com for more information!!!
Issue Number #1 of Harmonic Dissidents Magazine featured a very informative article on the new Musician Corps program that has started recently in Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco and New Orleans. Check out Musician Corps (Seattle) Inaugural event Sunday night at the Moore Theater.
Why Music presents a diverse lineup of over 25 of Seattle’s extraordinary musical talent in jazz, R&B, hip hop, classical, indie rock and musical traditions from around the world. In the spirit of service, these musicians have come together to demonstrate the power of music and to support the bold new national initiative, MusicianCorps, happening right here in Seattle.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Doors opens at 6:00 pm; Show runs 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Moore Theater
1932 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Tickets: $50 VIP; $20 General Admission
There’s more info at http://www.artscorps.org/news/musiciancorps.html
If you are anywhere near Boston, MA (Somerville, MA to be specific) and you don’t know about Honk! Fest happening there this weekend, then it is amazing that you are even reading this. Visit the Honk! Fest website now for the full story before you miss something extremely fun to do. Look for a tall, ponytailed Bill Clifford carrying his sax around or perhaps playing in one of the pickup bands and ask him for a copy of Harmonic Dissidents Magazine.