Bring on the big, bold, brassy musical mayhem! We can’t wait for musicians to descend upon Austin for HONK! TX, a free festival of community street bands that will be performing in locations throughout the city from Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2.

HONK!TX is a nonprofit, community-driven festival that brings brass bands from around the country to perform an array of genres ranging from European Klezmer and Balkan, to New Orleans second-line brass music, in the public spaces of Austin. If you haven’t experienced HONK!TX before, you’re in for such a treat. It’s more than just a music festival — it is a celebration of community, collaboration, individuality, and creative expression.

IMG_0123Over the course of three days, dozens of bands will play for the public in many locations in Austin. Click here to see the massive line-up & schedule. HONK! TX is organized by day in the following geographic locations:

  • Friday, March 31, 6-10 p.m. — South Congress (Jo’s Coffee & other venues tbd)
  • Saturday, April 1 — Adams Park, 12-7 p.m. (Adams/Hemphill Parks, near 29th and Fruth Street / Spiderhouse Cafe / Wheatsville Co-op)
  • Sunday, April 2, 12 – 5 p.m., East Austin Parade & Band Revue, Pan-Am Park, Chicon & 3rd Street

Your best bet on finding out when and where your favorite bands are playing is by visiting the HONK!TX website for full details. You can also keep up with all of the latest info on their Facebook page.

We’re looking forward to it! Hope to see you out there!