- Community: We need to support each other. We need to welcome out of town bands to H-Town. We should go occupy our local venues. Be sure to stay for the first and last bands. Support our scene while supporting the other music scenes in Houston. It’s our hope that events like Houston Punkfest bring bands and people together to create a sense of community where we all support each other.
- Passion: We believe in the music we play and the messages we convey in our songs. We have a spirit inside that is screaming to be let out, to be expressed through our art and craft. We all have that drive to express ourselves in a positive way and to be open to the lessons and messages of others. This attitude fuels us and makes us strong.
“All punk is attitude. That's what makes it. The attitude.” –Joey Ramone
- Charity: We believe that when you take care of others, you are investing in your community. Its our goal to support a local or national charity with each festival and direct as many proceeds as possible to the charity selected. Giving back is an important aspect of Houston Punkfest and is one of our core values.
- Music: This is a music festival after all, so the music is a central figure in all of this. From skate punk to Ska to Emo to 90’s So Cal inspired punk, Houston Punkfest is an opportunity to find a new band or genre of punk you may have not known about. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of punk music in its many forms and nuances.