The organizers of HONK! Fest West 2012 would like to thank our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and all others who helped make our festival an amazing success this year.
Our HONK!ing hearts go out with thanks to all the bands, which are the whole reason we do this.
This is a grassroots, all-volunteer, nonprofit festival; it is a sonic celebration of our lovely Pacific Northwest community and the musical community at large. It truly takes a village to make a successful HONK! Fest.
ARTS SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS:
We thank Shunpike, a Seattle 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports the arts, for operating as our primary fiscal agent for 2012.
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:
Fremont Chamber of Commerce
Garfield High School
Ignition Northwest—Seattle Mini-Maker Faire
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:
Georgetown Neighborhood Council
MOBILE FOOD VENDORS: We’d also like to thank the following mobile food vendors for being a part of our festival and providing in-kind donations:
PRESS: Without strong press coverage, our festival might not be found by many whose lives are changed for the better by our raucous brand of joy. Many thanks to:
VOLUNTEERS & DONORS: No community-run festival is ever possible without lots of people working behind the scenes to make sure all accomplished. This year, we were blessed with a volunteer staff of over 60 volunteer wunderkind, over 20 band hosts, and a team of 8 volunteer drivers (with a fleet that included 3 busses!). Similarly, we raised $1,800 through our online fundraising campaign, thanks to the many generous donations we received. Our *HUGE HONK!in’ THANKS* to all of these wonderful hosts, donors, and volunteers (some of whom were all three):
Eran Afner, Christine Aker, Susan Barth, Forrest Baum, Max & Teresita Bazan, Kendra Berry, Marsha “Iris” Bezan, Branden Born, Sasha Botos, Araluen & Ruby Bradburd, Bill Bradburd, Stefanie Brendler, Sari Breznau, Betsy Brock & Erick Fredrickson, Elsbeth Bursell, Jeffrey Caroots, Andrew “Hippo” Chace, Emily Clark, Craig Connolly, Dan “The Man” Corcoran, Mark Dalton, Leslie Dalaba & John Zucker, Charlie Daniels, Kym Davidson, Keridwyn Deller, Carole d’Inverno-Frisell, Beth Dodrill, Linda Domjan, Mark Drake, Paul Dumas, John Eaton, Irving & Patricia Eisen, Lizz Fay, Joyce Feldman, Alena Fisser-Karr, Jason Fialkoff, Brian Firfer, James Girard, Glowing Heads, Takisha Greenberg & special assistant, Alexis Greenwood, Lisa Gross, Charlene Hall & Paul Bieker, Amy Halter, Eytan Hanig, Michael Hansen, Walter Harley & Ann Sustar, Marlow Harris, Nancy Hartunian & Barak Gaster, Samantha Haskell, Scott & Joyce Hayman, “Sir Bob” Honan, Kaylee Houghton, Christian “CJ” Jacobsen, Amber Jeannaret, Jim Jensen, Christie Johnson, Grace Jones, Michael Kacena, Katrina Kashushka, Alvin Katz, Owen Kehoe & Amie, Rachel Kessler & Michael Seiwerath, Colleen Kincaid, Donna Kotulock, John Labovitz, Studs LaFollette, Johnny “Jams” Lalonde, “Mo” Langston, Marcie LaViolette, “Laughing Linda” Levine, Lindsay Love, Gary Luke & Liza Burke, Erica Mandell, Evan Martinez, Mark Mazique, Marco Mazzoni, Ivan Molton, Jeff Myers, Clark Nielsen, Dan Nord & Amanda Franklin, Vica Petrosyan, Paul “Seven” Phillips, Forrest Postler, Margo Robb, David Richoux, Tom & Gretchen Roosevelt, Jaime Rossignol, Jennifer Wensrich, Jhon Sanders, Dale Schultz, Vivian Sharples & Rick Harlan, Danica Sheridan, Ariella Shuster, Tom Sisco, Emily Siskin, Karen Sloane, Patrick Smith, Charles Sotelo, Cristien Storm, Jason Strayer, Isaac Swanson, Tim Sweeney, Ronnie Taylor, Sonia Telesco, Titanium Sporkestra, Edmund Trangen, Michael Verner, Joanna Vouriotis, Betty Widerski, Chris Willard, Derek Wingfield, Ajax Wood, Leslie Zenz, Erica Zwick
And a special shout-out to the Youth Ministry Team, a 21-person volunteer group who showed promptly at 10:00 AM Saturday morning wanting nothing more than to help us set up Gas Works Park for Day 2′s HONK!ing: Janice Lim (Organizer); Hwan Choi, Pyung Choi, Chris Hahm, Jang-gui Jo, Bora Kim, David Kim, Hye Yeun Kim, Jung Kim, Kimo Kim, Sujung Kim, Yeoul Kim, Yungju Kim, Hyun Lee, Sung Lee, Yoje Lee, Junghun Lim, Arnold Oh, Jiyeon Oh, Sara Park, Yuna Park.
SPECIAL THANKS: Sometimes the invaluable assistance provided does not neatly fit into a category like ‘volunteer’ or ‘donor’. We are especially grateful to the following individuals for the myriad ways they have assisted us throughout the year:
Madisun Avenue & Reckless Revue: Our organizer and host for ‘Shake Your Brass :: Get Horny for HONK!’ and a presence throughout the festival.
Summer David: Empress of Merchandise, Princess of Trondheim.
Macque Davis: Unfettered assistance & storage support. Keeper of many secrets.
Tanayle Haga: Our organizer and host for “HONK! Around the World”, our first fundraiser this year.
Scott Yockey Jones – Our resident chef-caterer this year; without whose invaluable assistance we would have had many hungry sad HONK!ers.
Joseph Sheedy : HONK! Fest West Webmaster, EE Host, & Sax Player (also a great guy).
Kevin “Sensei 23″ Sullivan: Designer of this year’s memorable Sasquatch-Tuba-Bike logo.
David Verkade: Very-short-notice and very flexible producer and editor of this year’s IndieGoGo fundraising video.
Jessica Vets: Director of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce & HONK! Enthusiast
Andrew Wonders: Our EMP liaison ~ happy to work, er…wonders.
Zeus, Thor & Other Rainy/Stormy Weather Gods: For staying away all weekend. Seriously, that was great timing.
YOU: We know you know, but we’re going to tell you anyway ~ thank you, Seattle, for welcoming this vision of community and music back for the fifth year in a row. Without all of you coming to experience it and helping us spread the joy and love, we would just be a street party and a memory. Your enthusiasm and continued support, in light of recent tragic events, speaks of the power of community, music, and love. Thank you to all of you – from Seattle and beyond – who were there to see & hear that Ol’ HONK! Magic.
With love, affection, gratitude, and beaming HONK! hearts,
Your 2012 HONK! Fest West Organizing Committee: Adrian Lipp, Barbara Hubers-Drake, David Stern, Kathryn Rathke, Lance Scott, Llana Soleil, “Cool Whip” Luke Koval, Mike*Antares, Robert Treat, Tina Ilvonen, Tschuai Sessiz, Tyson Lynn
HONK! Fest West 2012 is dedicated to Drew “Shmootzi the Clod” Keriakedes and “Meshugana” Joe “Dexter Vito Mantooth” Albanese. Your presence is still among the many of us, and your influence on the Seattle art and music communities will never be forgotten. We would invite you to rest in peace, but we would prefer to think of you as vaunted members of the eternal circus. We love you.