Saturday, October 8, 2016

Honk! Fest Street Band Festival in Somerville and Cambridge on October 7-9

Dozens of bands - from Boston to Brazil - are participating in the annual HONK! Festival in Cambridge and Somerville, starting Friday, October 7 and running through Sunday, October 9, 2016.  The festival is free and open to the public.  Here is a schedule of performances

Among the bands participating this year are La Fanfare Invisible from Paris,France; Le Ponpier Pony Club from Marseille, France; the Mayday March Band from Pittsburgh,PA;  the Chaotic Insurrection Band from Montreal, QC; the Yes Ma'am Brass Band from Austin, TX; and the Rude Mechanic Orchestra from New York City, NY. 

Among the bands from the New England region are the Dirty Water Brass Band from Boston; the Brass Balagan from Burlington, VT;  the Bread & Puppet Circus Band from Glover, VT;  and the Extraordinary Rendition Band from Province, RI. 

 Here is a list of the bands, or check out Honk! Facebook

The festival culminates on Sunday, October 9, with a parade from noon to 2:00 p.m., starting in Davis Square in Somerville and ending in Harvard Square, Cambridge, where the bands will perform for the remainder of the afternoon as part of the Oktoberfest.  

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