Hi LJ folks-
I know there are lots of HONK! fans here (I've had the pleasure of meeting them at ArtBeat and on the ether) so I thought I would pass along a quick update we sent to our mailing list. Hope to see you there!
With summer’s imminent demise, if you are like us, you are looking longingly into the distance eagerly awaiting the return of HONK! (actually, here at HONK! central we are more likely scurrying around planning for the next HONK! but it is a lovely poetic image).
Yes, you heard that right, you'll be happy to know that your favorite festival of activist street bands will return this year for an ninth time.( Read more...Collapse )
HONK! 2014 will take place October 10th-12th (Columbus Day weekend)
This year we're bringing back many of your favorite bands to perform on the streets for an entire day of free music, take part in our huge parade down a major thoroughfare, join us for lantern parades at night in our neighborhoods, support a day of action and on and on... We've also have some new friends on the way from around the globe we know you'll want to meet.
As in previous years, there's no way we could pull off a 'a one-of-a-kind street spectacle of revolutionary proportions' like this without the tremendous support of our community. Without people like you, there's no way we could afford to help these musicians make the trip to our streets. This leads to the second thing we wanted to mention: we are again running a brief Kickstarter campaign to help us pay travel costs for all of the amazing musicians coming from around the world. </span>
If you are looking for a way to support our festival, we'd really appreciate if you could help us make our goal:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dnb/2014-honk-festival-of-activist-street-bands
People who have contributed to our previous Kickstarter campaigns know that the backers of our project are some of the first people to hear about the great new stuff (bands, etc.) coming to our festival.
Be sure to check out this page even if you don't want to donate, it has a spiffy new video that is sure to bring a smile to your face. We'd appreciate it if you could spread this link far and wide amongst your electronic friends so they might have the opportunity to become supporters as well.
Really looking forward to seeing you all in October!
-- the HONK! organizing committee</span>edit
: removed all of the extraneous font changes in the text. Bad typography, it burns, it burns!