HONK! WEST, a special event coming to Seattle, March 21 - 23 (Easter weekend), 2008, with 17 activist street bands from five states and Vancouver converging on the cafes, taverns, and streets of Ballard and Georgetown, Washington.
HONK! is a gathering of street musicians for mutual support and appreciation, musical inspiration, forging and deepening human connections. And hopefully, raising public consciousness of the value of this music in our communities.
HOW YOU CAN HELP #1
We have found housing so far for over 60 musicians, and now we have news that one more fabulous band, from NYC, will be coming as well:
CAN YOU OFFER THESE PUPPIES A HOME?
The Hungry March Band is bringing 15 musicians, all needing a place to crash for the weekend. If you or anyone you know can help out with this, please let Lesli know (include your address). Ideally, HMB will all be in one huge house/yard, somewhere in the Wallingford/Fremont/Ballard area. But we will be grateful to find two houses near each other, in any neighborhood.
The musicians will generally be participating in HONK activities from 10 a.m. to midnight, so there is little hosting required besides providing a place to sleep and perhaps shower. Hosts will have passes to the indoor shows and 15 new friends.
HOW YOU CAN HELP #2
Please come help us cook or help out in the kitchen for a meal.
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall will be our hospitality center, where we will offer 100+ musicians three meals a day. Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday brunch (probably pot-luck) all need helpers.
A truck or van with driver, willing to help see that folks get to their host houses safely after the shows, or to do an airport pick-up, or to help carry us all from Ballard to Georgetown Saturday evening.
Please spread the news, join the festivities in Ballard Friday night, March 21, 2008, and in Georgetown Saturday night. Pass this post around.
All volunteers, of course, will have passes to the indoor shows and are welcome to join us for meals and workshops.
Find out so much more information here.
[Logo from Honk! West website]