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HonkNYC Street Music Fest Brings Funk to Fall


October is that last fleeting month in New York when you can enjoy weather that doesn’t make your extremities fall off. The autumn foliage frames the buildings and skyscrapers in a way that make you want to stroll about while you still can. The HonkNYC festival is looking to make these last weeks of a walk-friendly NYC palatable with a city-wide music festival of street performers from October 12 to 18, 2015. Shows are either free or less than $20 and include performances at the High Line, the Littlefield performance and art space in Brooklyn, and NYU’s Labowitz Theatre.

An offshoot of Boston's HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands, HonkNYC explores the tradition of folks musicians and street bands, from Klezmer to Carnivale.

Featured HONK NYC! artists include:

  • Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars
  • Sxip Shirey and his JANK Band
  • Marcus Santos
  • The Himalayas led by Kenny Wollesen
  • Hungry March Band,
  • Environmental Encroachment
  • Les Villains Chicot
  • New Creations Brass Band
  • Brooklyn United Drumline
  • Raya Brass Band, Gato Loco
  • Drumadics
  • Batala NYC
  • Spanglish Fly
  • DjaRARA
  • The Lower East Side Girls Club's Seriously Noisy Marching Band,
  • King County Pipers
  • Underground Horns

There will also be a special performance by avante garde artist Pat Oleszko with jazz performer Ken Field.

When the leaves start to drop, so does the beat.  

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October 12 - 18, 2015

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