It truly takes a village to make a HONK! festival, and we’d like to thank all the villagers who have made HONK! Fest West 2015 a success.

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We thank Shunpike, a Seattle 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports the arts, for operating as our fiscal agent.

4culture_colorOAC_logoforweb3HONK! Fest West is supported, in part, by awards from 4Culture, the Community Investments Fund of Tides Foundation, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

fac_logoWe are thrilled to partner with the Fremont Arts Council for Saturday of our festival this year. We partner with the Seattle World Percussion Society for our facilitated “drum circus” Saturday evening. On Sunday, we partner with the Kirkland Arts Center for our first time at Seattle’s Waterfront Park.

We thank the original HONK! festival—the mothership—which inspired our festival and has since seen other offspring arise.


COMMUNITY BUSINESSES: In-kind sponsorship and fiscal support from community businesses is key to the success of our festival. This year, we were proud to partner with the following local businesses and receive their generous in-kind and fiscal support:

Hot Mama’s Pizza

MPlogoMaritime Pacific Brewing Co.

NakedCitylogo-webNaked City Brewing

NinkasiLogo02Ninkasi Brewing Co.


VENUES: HONK! festivals are a celebration of music in the streets, parks and neighborhoods. We also rely on donated green-room space for instrument storage and musician downtime, feeding, socializing and jamming. The following venues were indispensable in hosting the festival so we could share it with a few of Seattle’s many wonderful neighborhoods:

Gas Works Park

Georgetown Community Council

hales_logoHale’s Palladium

TheMix-logo3The Mix

final-nectar-logo-cutoffNectar Lounge

Studio Seven

KAClogoWaterfront Park/Seattle Waterfront Arts Market



MUSICIANS: First we need to thank the musicians and the bands — they are the motivating force behind all that is HONK! Like everyone else involved, musicians volunteer their time & talents to make the awesome. This year we had more than 300 musicians participating — too many to list here.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: A great team of volunteers organized the festival this year, including Madisun Avenue, Elsbeth Bursell, Stacie Gilkenson, Tina Ilvonen, Victoria Petrosyan, Lansing Scott, Jill Sims, David Stern, and Robert Treat.



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