HONK! Fest West will cause dancing in the street!
HONK! Fest West is a three-day multi-neighborhood, free, all ages, festival now ramping up for its sixth and largest festival, featuring twenty-eight street bands. You will see Marching Bands, Drum Lines, Samba Jams, Klezmer Roots, New Orleans Second Line, crazy outfits, dancers and every other mobile ensemble you can (and can't) imagine! The ruckus runs June 21 to June 23. Be sure to check our web site at www.honkfestwest.com for the line-up, locations and times.
HONK! Fest West needs money for all the little things that are part of a festival. Even though there are over a hundred HONK! volunteers and local sponsors that make HONK! Fest West happen, the festival needs community support and money to make it happen. HONK! has a number of expenses ranging from park permits, food, gas, travel stipends, insurance, and all those little things you never think of. ("Anyone have a sharpie and some tape? No? Uh oh")
Donations are tax deductible! HONK! Fest West partnered with Shunpike, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, so all donations are tax deductible (less the cost of the merchandise received).
Your HONK! Fest West committee tirelessly works year round to be sure HFW is an amazing spectacle. Along with seeking out fun street bands and lining up housing for out of town bands, the committee works toward receiving grants from helpful foundations and the City of Seattle. The committee must also seek larger donations from folks who love HONK! and have the means to help in big ways. And, of course our super tight committee throws down some dough too. This Indiegogo goal is an important step to meeting the financial needs of this year's festival. So please donate now as your important contribtion to making this all-ages festival happen each year.
You will get stuff back!!: a tax deduction, t-shirts, posters and…WHAT!?! !#'@ing iPhones. Yes, iPhones. We really want to see your shining, happy face at HONK! Fest West so coupons will be the way you get your swag. But if you really want the rad stuff and you live in Argentina or something, then drop us a line and we'll see what we can do.
You know you want those crazy, fun-filled Street Bands to feel your love. They provide the playful, energetic music that brings us all together and livens the neighborhood. Even if HONK! does not meet this Indiegogo goal, there will still be an amazing show, but it would just have to be cut down a little. NO! you want to build it UP instead? Yeah! Give Big to HONK! Fest West and the community will be enormously grateful for your generous support.
Oh! And this is kid friendly too!! So bring the family out! One of the amazing things about HONK! is the wide spectrum of ages and types of people. You will see high school bands play side by side with professional sports team bands, showing young people that there are tons of fun marching band options outside of school. And you may see grandpa doing the jig with a little punk rocker.
With your help, HONK! Fest West will keep Seattle the vibrant city it has been for so long.
HONK! Fest West has done this for six amazing years. Help it to grow and take over the city for a weekend. You know these musicians; they are your neighbors, your cubicle partner, and your gym buddy. You just didn’t know they were in a crazy marching band.
Oh wait, you don’t have the cash to help? Well… one of our biggest goals is to fill the streets and the parks with people, so please take it upon yourself to pass the word along HONK! IS COMING TO SEATTLE!
Thank You very much HONK! supporters.
Oh! And please use all the Indiegogo share tools to pass this on to your friends. We appreciate your support enormously!