PHOTOS: 9th Annual Honk Festival
Somerville, Mass. - Between October 10th and 12th, brass bands from all over the United States (plus one from Paris, France; one from Moscow, Russia; and one from Montreal, Canada) played on the streets of Somerville, Cambridge and Boston, as part of the 9th Annual Honk Festival.
The festival kicked off Friday with an musical parade around Downtown Crossing in Boston in solidarity with the Fight for 15 campaign, which aims to raise the minimum federal wage to 15 dollars an hour. Saturday, despite rain, thousands gathered to hear bands such as What Cheer? Brigade, Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band and others in Davis Square. The traditional Sunday Parade went from Davis Square to Harvard Square in Cambridge - where the festival continued into late Sunday night.