So you want to get involved with HONK!TX…that’s music to our ears! There are multiple ways to get involved; choose your own adventure:
HONK!TX is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, community-driven, volunteer-run festival, and could not happen without the generous support of individuals like you. Help us continue to bring our amazing free festival to the streets of Austin, Texas by making a tax-deductible donation to HONK!TX through PayPal. Your donation will go to cover permits, band travel costs, equipment rental, and more. Thank you so much for your support!
HONK!TX loves to support local businesses! A sponsorship is mutually beneficial to HONK!TX and your business or organization; you’ll enjoy opportunities for community outreach, exposure of your business, and a weekend of music and culture like nothing else in Austin! Give back to your community by sponsoring HONK!TX through a monetary or in-kind sponsorship.
So you want to help out but still enjoy the festival? Volunteering is a great way to do that! From carrying around a tip bucket, to organizing food for the musicians, to manning the HONK!TX merch table, we’ve got jobs for any music-lover of any age. Sign up with a friend or family member and join the fun!
School of Honk
Do you have an old horn that’s been sitting around collecting dust? Have you always secretly yearned to play at a HONK! festival? Well, now’s your chance! The School of HONK!, hailing from Boston, MA, is bringing their band and all-inclusive workshop to Texas this year! Bring your horn (Or request one! No guarantees, but we’ll do our best.) to our Saturday workshop and learn some songs to march in our Sunday parade and revue! Contact us for more information and to reserve your spot. All ages and levels of experience welcome.
Preschool of Honk
All toddlers love to whack pans or blow on a recorder, and HONK!TX is just the place for it. Join Kat Brotherton of Ms Kat’s Music & Movement for an all-preschool jam session, complete with song singing and drum banging, starting at 11:30 a.m. in Adams-Hemphill Park on Saturday, April 1.
Do you have a group, club, or even just a rowdy bunch that likes to strut their stuff in crazy costumes? Maybe you’ve always wanted to build a float powered by people on bikes or foot? We want you to be a part of our Sunday East Austin Parade! Join all the HONK!TX bands, community groups and enthusiastic Austinites in marching from Pan-Am Park. Contact us for more information and to reserve your spot!
Hosting a band in your home is one of the best and most rewarding ways to get involved with HONK!TX, and the friendships and memories you make with your musical guests will be treasured for years to come. Proximity to central Austin and/or reliable bus stops and/or bike lanes are key factors in housing success.
Many hands make light work when it comes to feeding hundreds of musicians and volunteers! Whether you are an individual, restaurant, or catering company, we welcome your food donation. Contact us to find out what we need.
We offer our musicians free use of bikes to help transport them around town throughout the HONK!TX festival. You can help! There are two ways: donate a bike (after the festival, the bike will be donated to a charity through the Austin Yellow Bike Project) or volunteer to help build bikes at the Austin Yellow Bike Project.
Want to get involved but not sure how?