And here’s our 1-page press release:
HONK! FEST WEST 2013 – 6th Annual Free Street Band Festival
Tyson Lynn – email@example.com
Sixth Annual HONK! Fest West returns June 21st, 22nd, and 23rd!
Partnering with the Solstice Parade and Seattle Art Museum for an amazing weekend of free, boisterous street music
HONK! Fest West is a free, three-day, community supported music festival fair 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. These volunteer musicians will play unamplified and without fabricated stages, breaking down the barriers between the audience and performers and musically reconnecting with the Seattle community.
This is a weekend-long celebration of Seattle’s public spaces through incredible music, street performances, and uninhibited dancing. It is all-ages, always FREE and family-friendly. Fanciful costumes and participation are highly encouraged!
On 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! We are pleased to be a part of Solstice Parade’s 25th year in the streets of Fremont, before traveling on to Gas Works Park for an afternoon of musical revelry amidst and astride one of the best views of the city and Sound from 3 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 23rd, HONK! Presents a revue of all our HONK! Bands at the Seattle Art Museum! This event is free and open to the public. Then follow us down to the Columbia City Theatre for a wrap party and jam session with anybody left standing.
Mark your calendars now. We want to see you dancing with us in the streets.
HONK! Fest West is always family-friendly and always free, but only possible through continued community support. This year, we have Shunpike, a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the arts, as our fiscal sponsor. Donations made to HONK! Fest West through Shunpike will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law and may be eligible for employer matching. Volunteers provide housing, transportation, and their time and energy for the festival. You can learn more at honkfestwest.com/volunteer
Individuals can watch a short video to learn more about the festival and donate at: http://www.indiegogo.com/honkfestwest2012. We are also seeking in-kind donations of food, beverages, print services, instrument rental / repair, and other logistical needs. Community oriented businesses are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.