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And here’s our 1-page press release:

HONK! FEST WEST 2014 – 7th Annual Free Street Band Festival

David Stern –


Seventh Annual HONK! Fest West returns June 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd!

Partnering with the Solstice Parade, for a weekend of free, boisterous street music.


We’re pleased to announce our dates for the 2014 year, and to confirm our continuing partnership with the Fremont Solstice Parade!

Haul out your calendars, and circle Thursday, June 19th – Sunday, June 22nd. We’ll be back in the Seattle streets, and you should be there with us!

Thurday, June 19th, HONK! Fest West kicks off at Nectar Lounge, with a benefit show to help raise money for bands traveling to Seattle.

Friday, June 20th, HONK! Fest West returns to the corner of Airport Way and Vale in Georgetown from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Music continues until midnight inside The Mix (21+).

Saturday, June 21st, HONK! Fest West is excited to partner with the Fremont Arts Council and the Solstice Parade for the 26th Fremont Solstice Celebration Featuring HONK! Fest West! We are pleased to be a part of Solstice Parade’s 26th 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 – 9 p.m.

Sunday, June 23rd, HONK! Presents a revue of all our HONK! Bands at a venue TBA.

HONK! Fest West is a free, four-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.

HONK! Fest West 2014’s mission is to celebrate community music in the public spaces of Seattle with free fanfare performances representing diverse musical influences. Like all HONK! festivals, HONK! Fest West is family friendly and always free to the public.

Additional details, events, and dates will be announced as we get closer. Please stay tuned to our twitterFacebook, and blog for up-to-the minute news. We’ll also send out a few of these emails over the next few months, just to keep you in the loop without overwhelming your in-box.

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

Thank you for your continued support! You are what makes this incredible festival possible.

– The HONK! Fest West Committee


One comment

  1. Jon Newton · April 27

    I am looking for information about bands for this event. What is required for bands to play this event. I may be reached by email or just give me a call at 206-550-0822.

    Thank you.

    Jon Newton