HONK! Festival Kickoff

HONK! Festival Kickoff.

HONK! Festival Kickoff

Fri, October 6, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


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HONK! Festival Kickoff

The Annual HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands returns! Now in it's 12th year, the Festival officially kicks off with this free concert at Once Ballroom, featuring four of the great bands in town for the weekend. Always a blast, always packed, always free - come early to avoid the lines!




Damas de Ferro (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Rude Mechanical Orchestra (NYC)

Filthy FemCorps (Seattle, WA)

Boycott Brass Band (Somerville, MA)

and more.

HONK! Festival Kickoff
HONK!  Festival Kickoff
Across the country and around the world, a new type of street band is emerging. Acoustic and mobile, borrowing repertoire and inspiration from a diverse set of folk music traditions – New Orleans second line brass bands, European Klezmer, Balkan and Romani music, Brazilian Afro Bloc and Frevo traditions, as well as the passion and spirit of Mardi Gras and Carnival– these “honkers” all share a commitment to several core principles. Metaphorically speaking, they honk their horns for the same reasons motorists honk theirs: to arouse fellow travelers, to warn of danger, to celebrate milestones, and to just plain have fun.
Venue Information:
ONCE Ballroom
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143