THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF HONK! FEST WEST takes place June 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2017 in Georgetown, Pioneer Square, and Columbia City. Keep checking back for updates!

Georgetown – Pioneer Square – Columbia City

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HONK! Fest West 2016 - All rights reserved by the artist.

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 We’ll be having multiple events leading up to our 10th Anniversary in 2017!

If you want to volunteer and help make HONK! Fest West magic, contact our Volunteer Coordinator via our volunteer page or send an email to


Our next HONK!JAM is March 23rd at Cafe Racer, featuring 10 Man Brass Band!



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: January 26, February 23, March 23, and April 27!

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!

2016 Bands

45th St Brass

Seattle (WA)


Seattle (WA)

Artesian Rumble Arkestra

Olympia (WA)

Banda Vagos

Seattle (WA)

Black Sheep Brass Band

Sonora (CA)

Black Sheep Ensemble

Atlanta (GA)

Bloco Energia

Vancouver (CAN)

Bucharest Drinking Team

Seattle (WA)

Chaotic Noise Marching Corps

Seattle (WA)

D20 Brass Band

Seattle (WA)


Chicago (IL)

Filthy Fem Corps

Seattle (WA)

Garfield High School Drumline

Seattle (WA)

Garfield High School Marching Band

Seattle (WA)

Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band

Boulder (CO)

Hot Damn! Brass Band

Seattle (WA)

Legion of Flying Monkeys

Vancouver (CAN)

Oddjob Ensemble

Sonora (CA)

One Love

Seattle (WA)

Samba Ja

Eugene (OR)


Arcata (CA)

Seattle Rock Orchestra Street Band

Seattle (WA)

Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline

Seattle (WA)

Seattle University Redline

Seattle (WA)

Sound Wave Sounders FC Band

Seattle (WA)


Seattle (WA)

Ten Man Brass Band

Seattle (WA)

The Fighting Instruments of Karma Chamber Orchestra

Pacific Northwest

The M9

Seattle (WA)


Seattle (WA)
What is Honk! Fest West?
Honk! Fest West is a grass roots, non-profit, music festival. Completely volunteer planned, organized, and performed, Honk! Festivals are a part of a global renaissance of community street band culture. For three days in Seattle area parks and streets, 20+ bands deliver music and celebration that is completely free and family-friendly.
Honk! Fest West occurs in neighborhoods around Seattle! It is transit friendly and accessible. Honk! bands are typically acoustic and mobile, often politically aware and articulate, and always high spirited. These Honk! ‘marching bands’ take to the streets with a common purpose: to share music with the public and shatter exclusionary principles and defy simple categorizations.
In our 9th year of Honk! Fest West, strong support from business donors such as you will be the key to our success. Your tax-deductible contribution will help to pay for the many expenses and logistics associated with this amazing event. With a budget exceeding $40,000, every dollar counts! Our sponsorship levels are outlined next.
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