VoiceJam A Cappella Festival 2016

VoiceJam A Cappella Festival

The inaugural VoiceJam Festival was a huge success thanks to the rousing support of Northwest Arkansas and vocal music fans from far and wide. Year two will be even better! Join us for two nights of unbeatable entertainment and roof-raising competition.

The Host:

Deke Sharon – Founder, director and arranger for the a cappella group House Jacks, producer of NBC’s "The Sing-Off" and the "Pitch Perfect" films, and according to Entertainment Weekly, "the father of contemporary a cappella"

The Competitors:

The Wanted – Taiwan
TrebleMakers – Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA
Upper Structure – Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA
Huskie Hunks – Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL
Acaphiliacs – Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL
The Cat's Pajamas – Atkinson, WI
The Dear Abbeys – Boston University in Brookline, MA
Mind the Gap –  University of Oregon in Eugene, OR
VirtuOSO – Baylor University in Waco, TX
Vocaholics – University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH

The Judges:

Dr. Stephen Caldwell – Choral Director at the University of Arkansas
Erin Hackel – Music Professor at the Colorado University in Denver
Austin Brown – Member of a cappella group Home Free
Kaichiro Kitamura – Vocal percussion expert
Tom Anderson – Founder, owner and creative director of the website Random Notes and a cappella arranger

VoiceJam Passes

 - Festival Pass
Price: $60 
This pass includes entrance to both performances, all workshops and classes as well as a great goody bag!    

 - Workshop & Masterclass Pass 
Price: $25 
This pass includes entrance to all workshops and classes. 

◎VoiceJam Professional Showcase

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8pm 
Featuring internationally renowned act The Swingles   
The British are coming!  This year's professional group hails from London, England, and we are excited to welcome them to Northwest Arkansas. Get warmed up for this aca-awesome weekend with a professional concert by seven young singers who are redefining the genre.

◎VoiceJam Competition

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 7pm
Hosted by aca-amazing a cappella producer Deke Sharon
This is your chance to witness the hottest vocal bands from around the country competing for the title of VoiceJam Champion. Hosted by aca-amazing a cappella producer Deke Sharon, the competition portion of the VoiceJam festival is full of audience participation and fun for all ages. Come cheer on these vocal masters and cast your vote for aca-fan favorite!



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