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HONK! Festival Brings the Brass to Davis Square

October 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - October 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Free

An awesome annual 3-day free festival bringing brass bands from all over the United States and the world to Somerville for a celebration of music, community and activism. Organized entirely by volunteers and now in its 12th year, the festival kicks off on Friday night with a lantern parade in Davis Square neighborhoods and a band showcase. On Saturday more than 25 bands take over Davis Square for a giant music and dance party. On Sunday, local community groups, artists, and activists working for a variety of progressive causes — economic justice, protecting the environment, world peace, an end to racism — join the brass bands to make a spectacular parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square along Mass Avenue. Other HONK! Fest activities include a Day of Action, when bands convene to play on behalf of a cause, and roundtable discussions for participating musicians and organizers of other HONK! festivals around the country to gather and share experiences.  HONK! in Somerville has inspired festivals near – Providence, Brooklyn, Seattle, Austin, Detroit, and far – Australia and Brazil.

Details

Start:
October 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
End:
October 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, 02143 United States
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Phone:
617-666-3311
Website:
https://www.somervillema.gov/