PHonk!Philly 2022

PHonk!Philly 2022

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FDR Park

South Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19145

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Join PHonk!Philly and our multicultural, multidisciplinary artist lineup for our 2022 festival in FDR Park!

About this event

***This page will be updated periodically as festival details are confirmed***

PHonk!Philly is free and open to all ages. If you are in a position to support the work of our artists and organizers, please donate through the eventbrite ticket link or click here for our gofundme.


  • FDR Park picnic areas 19, 20, 21


  • FDR Park Southeast Asian Food Market and Satellite Market, produced by LiSmith Dumplings


  • International Harvest Celebrations
  • Environmental Justice and Sustainability
  • Food Sovereignty

Community Partners:

  • Friends of FDR Park
  • University City Arts League
  • Audubon Mid-Atlantic, The Discovery Center
  • Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
  • Headlong Performance Institute
  • Disability Pride PA
  • The People’s Kitchen
  • LiSmith Dumplings
  • Food Moxie
  • Honeysuckle Projects
  • Double Trellis Food Initiative
  • Hinge Collective

Arts & Crafts Zone, curated by University City Arts League

  • Traditional Clothing & Regalia
  • Fiber Arts
  • Muralists

Agriculture and Environmental Demonstrations:

  • Hinge Collective
  • Philly Tree Plan
  • Heritage West Philadelphia, The West Philadelphia Archaeology Project

Music (subject to change)

  • PHonk! PHamily Band, led by Dan Blacksberg- Multicultural, Philadelphia
  • Uriol - Traditional Korean Drumming, Philadelphia
  • Al Bustan Percussion Ensemble - Arab, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia SUNS Lion Dancers - Chinese,Philadelphia
  • The Marching Orange & Blue Band- West Philadelphia High school Marching Band
  • Vavá United School of Samba - Brazilian, Washington DC
  • Banda Rim Bam Bum - Santiago, Chile
  • Fly by Brass Band - Boston

About PHonk!Philly:

PHonk!Philly is the Philly flavor of the HONK! concept, started by a group of community bands in Massachusetts. Since 2006, HONK!-style events have been organized across the globe. No matter the location, HONK! events are guided by a core set of Unifying Principles that promote collaborative planning processes and prioritize solidarity and healing.

PHonk!Philly Unifying Principles:

  • We believe that music in the streets helps to reclaim and redefine the use of public space.
  • We believe that music brings elements of power, energy and healing to struggles for collective liberation.
  • We stand in solidarity with struggles that challenge all forms of individual and institutional domination, inequality and oppression.
  • We wish for PHonk! to be a community in which we uplift each other with the energy to continue fighting for collective liberation.

PHonk!Philly is produced by Elaine Holton with fiscal sponsorship provided by Headlong Dance Theater, a 501c3 organization. PHonk!Philly welcomed more than 300 guests and 20+ visual artists and vendors at its inaugural festival at the South Philly Meadows on October 16, 2021. The plan for PHonk! moving forward is to produce a day-long fall festival, offer public workshops and pop-up music performances in public spaces throughout the year, provide artistic support to community actions, and contribute a values-based, grassroots platform to Philadelphia’s rich cultural ecosystem where chefs, makers, musicians, and all new friends with curious minds and open hearts can share moments of joy and connection to each other, to their culture, and to the land.

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