HonkFest is this Saturday, and it’s looking like it’s going to be one of the most fun and interesting events to hit the Central District in a very long time. You can see the full line-up of bands at venues around the neighborhood at on the updated schedule that was posted by Bill Clifford last night.
One of those bands is Bakra Bata, the band of Leschi resident Crisceda Clemmons. They’ll be playing at the old CAMP firehouse at 722 18th at 9:45 am, as an intro to the quarterly Squire Park Community Council meeting.
The Clemmons’ home was nearly destroyed in November of last year after she tipped off police that her wanted nephew was on his way there as he ran from authorities following the murder of four police officers in Lakewood. They’ve been working out a settlement with the city to detoxify and rebuild their home, and when we went by a few weeks ago there were signs that the remediation process has begun.
We’ve heard rave reviews of Bakra Bata’s performances from other community members, so this will be a good chance to hear them for yourselves and support some talented neighbors. Staying and meeting your Squire Park neighbors will be the icing on the cake.