Honk Fest West
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With street bands from all over the U.S.
Seattle, WA, March 21-23, 2008

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from www.honkfestwest.com

Dear Friends,
HONK! FEST WEST, a convocation of 15 activist street bands from the PNW and around the country, will be activating Seattle on Easter weekend, Friday through Sunday, March 21-23.   (See www.honkfestwest.com for details)
The bands will be honking their hearts out to energize the masses, embolden public discourse, and to bring a critical mass of energy and creativity to the streets and clubs of Ballard and Georgetown.  People will be dancing, music will fill the streets, and everyone will be smiling.  From noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, the bands will converge on Ballard Skate Park and Ballard Sunday Market to acknowledge the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq.
Honk! bands know how to have a good time because they provide the punchy soundtrack for progressive events in their communities---peace rallies, relief benefits, and community celebrations. 
Bands are coming from across the country (Chicago, New York, Santa Cruz, Eugene, Seattle) and around the world (Canada) to make this inaugural West Coast Honk! event a honking huge success.  Come join the fun!
Put this on your calendar, friends.  You won't want to miss it!  Check out the website for up-to-the-minute details:  www.honkfestwest.com
Friday, March 21, 8 p.m. to midnight
Ballard venues: Ballard Jam House, Conor Byrne’s Pub, Mr. Spot’s Chai House,  New York Fashion Academy
Joint cover for all events with recommended donation of $10 – 20. (No one turned away due to lack of funds.)
Saturday, March 22, 9 p.m. to midnight
Georgetown venues: Calamity Jane’s, Jules Maes Saloon, Smarty Pants Patio
Joint cover for all events with recommended donation of $10 – 20.  (No one turned away due to lack of funds.)
Sunday, March 23, noon to 3 p.m.
Convergence on Ballard Skate Park and Ballard Sunday Market to recognize the fifth anniversary of the War in Iraq.
Band Participants for Honk! Fest West
Anti-Fascist Marching Band (Seattle)
Carnival Band (Vancouver)
La Banda Gozona (Cascadia)
Samba OlyWa (Olympia)
Environmental Encroachment (Chicago)
Black Bear Combo (Chicago)
Hungry March Band (New York)
Muskrat Rabble (Seattle)
Samba Ja (Eugene)
Sammamish Sublimation Band (Cascadia)
Santa Cruz Trash Orchestra (Santa Cruz, CA)
Weapons of Marching Destruction (Seattle)
Yellow Hat Band (Seattle)
VamoLa! (Seattle)
Peace Bandits (Olympia)
Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band (Seattle)
Bicycle Choir (Seattle)
Raging Grannies (Seattle)
and more!
To make Honk! Fest West soar, we need your help!
1.       Spread the word to everyone you know. 
    Forward this email!  Tell friends and neighbors!
2.       Volunteer for the event!
Help provide HONK! Hospitality by helping out with the care and feeding of the musicians.
3.       Donate $$$
Honk! Fest West is a project of the Fremont Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) corporation, so all donations are fully tax deductible.
To send a check, make it payable to the Fremont Arts Council and send it to Honk! Fest West! c/o Gary Luke
    3917 1st  Ave NE, Seattle, WA  98103
To use a credit card, please go to www.honkfestwest.com, click on Sponsors and contribute via our PAYPAL account.
More than anything, we want people to come and enjoy the scene---the music, the spectacle, the good energy.  The time feels right to move the conversation from fear and fundamentalism to hope and humanity---let’s get that started on the streets of Seattle at Honk! Fest West.
Hope to see you there!
Yours truly,
Honk! Fest West Organizing Committe


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