2011 HONK!TX Benefit

Saturday, January 22
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location VFW Dilboy Hall
371 Summer Street
Somerville, MA
$20 suggested donation with a $10 minimum
Buy tickets online!

Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band
together with Emperor Norton Stationary Marching Band

We need your love & support (& cash money) to get to Honk Fest Texas! All proceeds will help us get to this awesome Texas extension of the HONK! Festival.

Come out to this great show and help your two local street bands represent the original HONK! and Somerville by sending us to Austin!


HONK!TX is a 3-day Community Street Band Festival that will feature some of the most exciting, original, and talented radical marching bands playing absolutely free and in the streets all over Austin on the weekend of March 11 to 13th, 2011.

Inspired in the tradition of the original HONK! Festival in Somerville Massachusetts, HONK! Fest West in Seattle, and PRONK! in Providence, HONK!TX is a collaborative gathering of marching bands that defy simple categorizations.

The festival will bring music into Austin in an unprecedented fashion, transforming everyday spaces into organic stages where the line between performers and the crowd dissolves.

For the duration of the Festival, musicians will be housed by generous neighbors, and local restaurants will provide food for the performers and volunteers. Scores of community members will donate labor to make HONK!TX possible.

Most significantly, none of the bands will be earning any money for the festival, and most will have only some of their travel expenses covered.

The bands are inspired to travel great distances, at great personal expense, to joyously celebrate our common work to reclaim public space—the world over—for all people.