Our sponsors

It truly takes a village to make a HONK! festival, and we’d like to give a huge shout out to the organizations who helped make HONK! Fest West 2016 a reality (in no particular order):



We thank Shunpike, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.

HONK! Fest West is supported, in part, by grant awards from 4Culture, the Community Investments Fund of Tides Foundation, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

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Thank you to New Freeway Hall for hosting our Sunday symposium!

We thank the original HONK! festival—the mothership—which inspired our festival and has since seen other offspring arise in Austin, Detroit, Australia, Brazil and beyond!



In-kind sponsorship and fiscal support from community businesses is key to the success of our festival. This year, we are proud to partner with the following local businesses and receive their generous in-kind and fiscal support: Friends of Waterfront Seattle, Honk! Fest West 2017’s Title Sponsor.



HONK! festivals are a celebration of music in the streets, parks and neighborhoods. We also rely on donated green-room space for instrument storage and musician downtime, feeding, socializing and jamming. We are also thankful to the City of Seattle for allowing us to use the city’s parks and public streets.

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It takes a lot of donated food and an amazing crew of hard-working volunteers to keep hungry musicians and volunteers well-fed throughout the festival. Thank you:




HONK! Fest West 2017 is volunteer organized, planned, staffed and performed. Our deepest HONK! thanks to the 400+ people who help staff or perform at this year’s festival (and sometimes both!)



HONK! Fest West depends on the continued financial support of the community; thanks to our donors this past year!

Your HONK! Fest West 2017 Organizing Committee:


Mike*Antares – Chair
Shayleen Bowling – Treasurer
Tracy Camille – Vice Chair
David Carter – Compliance
Kai Strandskov – Social Media + PR

Art + Design

Diego Alonso – Webmaster
Megan Collier – Art + Design Lead

Community Relations

Marchette DuBois – Community Outreach
David Carter – Grant Coordinator
K Love – Georgetown Liaison, Food Lead
Erik Peters – Community Outreach


Jeanette DuBois – Housing Lead
Joel Kenworthy – Volunteer Coordinator

Brian Firfer – Sunday Operations, + Logistics
Grace Jones – Info Operations + Merch Maven
Erik Peters – Saturday Operations

With special assistance from:
Lindsay Love – Art
Robert Treat – Placemaking

Want to get involved in making this amazing event happen? Great!
We are currently recruiting for: Volunteers!

We said farewell to a number of committee members this past year. Let there be no mistaking that without the service of these committee members, and the others who departed in prior years, HONK! Fest West would not be the festival it is today. We wish all of our colleagues the very best in the years to come:

Jason Fialkoff – Grants + Communication

Randel Ludwig – Food Co-Lead

Jay Nuske – Food Co-Lead


Many thanks to all of them, the organizers who came before them, and the countless volunteers and volunteer musicians who have helped HONK! in the streets, parks, and public spaces of Seattle for the past 9 years!


We are looking forward to HONK!ing with all of you in our 10th year!