The 13th annual 2019 HONK NYC! Festival will run from October 15 through October 19 at a variety of venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. The international brass band celebration delivers the tradition of global street band music to audiences in parks, clubs, radio stations, and more. HONK NYC! highlights local, national, and international musicians and ensembles who redefine brass and percussion music and parade culture. For more, visit honknyc.com.
L Train Brass Band.
*October 15, 8pm. The Opening Night performance’s all-star brass jam will highlight trumpeter, band leader, and composer Frank London’s Shikere Kapelye Inebriated Orchestra (franklondon.com) and Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, which is well known for its fancifully costumed performers and high-energy music (seedandfeed.org). The event is co-hosted by L Train BrassBand—a community of nearly 70 musicians, ltrainbrassband.com.
Venue: Market Hotel, 1140 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, markethotel.org
*October 16, 3-4pm. Live on Maker Park Radio—a live performance by Seed & Feed Marching Abominable. Witness the band’s trademark style of explosive sound and colorful street theater, seedandfeed.org.
Venue: Makerspace, 450 Front St., Staten Island (outdoors event), makerspace.nyc
Extra Syrup Horns
*October 16, 5-6 pm. Pop-Up Live Outside the Apollo Theater with Extra Syrup Horns—whose sound is inspired by classic R&B, Hip Hop, and Pop.
Venue: Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York,apollotheater.org (outdoors event)
Fanfarra Feminina Sagrada Profana
*October 17, 7pm. Fanfarra Feminina Sagrada Profana, musicians united in praise of female icons who shape history in the music scene (honkfest.org/bands/fanfarra-feminina-sagrada-profana), will debut along with Dawn Drake & ZapOte—an all-female, worldbeat-meets-funk ensemble,dawndrake.com) and Dingonek Street Band, a group built on the celebratory energy and raw spontaneity of the second-line brass band tradition (dingonekbrass.com).
Venue: Barbès, 376 9th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, barbesbrooklyn.com
*October 19, 8 pm. Sixth Annual Brass-Tastic Blowout with Fanfarra Feminina, as above (honkfest.org/bands/fanfarra-feminina-sagrada-profana). Also playing is the L Train Brass Band (ltrainbrassband.com) and Seed & Feed Marching Abominable (seedandfeed.org). The lineup in addition includes Pussy Grabs Back Brass Band (facebook.com/PGBBNYC/) and Mambembe (facebook.com/mambembenewyork).
Venue: Rubulad, 338 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, facebook.com/rubulad/
Cost: $12 adv, $15 at door