HONK!TX is a nonprofit, community-driven festival that brings street and brass bands from around the country to perform for free in the public spaces of Austin, Texas. Mobile and unamplified, HONK! bands transform everyday locations into spontaneous stages, dissolving the line between crowd and performers and inviting everyone to celebrate the joys of music and community. A range of genres will be represented: New Orleans second-line brass, European Klezmer and Balkan, Brazilian, West African and more. HONK! is a celebration of community, collaboration and creative expression. Join the revelry! Check honktx.org for full schedule and volunteer opportunities.
HONK!TX returns to the streets and public spaces in Austin April 6 - 8 for the eighth annual free festival of community street bands! We’ll be presenting wonderful bands from around the country, a new international band, and all your favorite Austin brass bands, performing without amplification for your boogying pleasure.
Friday, April 6th
Afternoon: Pre-festival Community Shows
We’ve partnered with community organizations for performances around town.
Evening: HONK!TX Kickoff and Preview
Bands perform for free in and around beautiful Mueller Lake Park, including an all-bands preview at the amphitheater.
Saturday, April 7th
HONK!TX in the Park Noon – 8 PM
Bands will perform for free all day in performance spaces around Adams-Hemphill Park and at the main stage at the Spider House!
Sunday, April 8th
HONK!TX Parade Day at Pan-Am Park,
4th and Chicon St., Noon – 1PM
Free Band Revue 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Join the bands and the Wheatsville Parade Marchers in a convergence parade from the neighborhoods in East Austin to the stage at Pan-Am Park for an all-bands revue!