June 2nd in Georgetown (6p-10p), June 3rd in Pioneer Square (12p-4p) + Waterfront Park (5p-9p), and June 4th in Columbia City (2p-6p)

HONK! Fest West 10th Anniversary!

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Thank you to Friends of Waterfront Seattle for being our Grand Marshal Sponsor for our 10th Year!!!

photo by Curtis Cronn.

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In the spirit of the community building and accessible music, we welcome you to our monthly series: HONK!JAM! This is an all-ages *free* event, and everyone with an interest in making music with others is encouraged to grab your instrument and join us! You can find HONK!JAM at Cafe Racer from 7p on fourth Thursdays: Next up is a very special April 27 event!

HONK! festivals are notorious for the inclusive jamming of standards and band favorites, and now we’re bringing that tradition to you. Musicians from local HONK! bands will be leading the jams, and we’ll be learning a few HONK! classics together. All you need is a willingness to play music with others to join in. So dust off the old instrument, or pick up the new, or grab your trusty standby, and jam with us!

And look for HONK!JAMs to continue throughout 2017. A big thanks to the awesome folks at Cafe Racer for hosting!